Amos Lee + David Gray Hollywood Bowl Poster

Amos Lee and David Gray just performed two amazing shows with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and we had the pleasure of creating a poster for the event. The pair took turns headlining each night so we decided to create a two-tone poster that also captures the iconic shape of the Hollywood Bowl and its summer concert series that transitions from day to night. The Amos Lee + David Gray poster is an 18" x 24" four color screen print on Cougar Natural 100 lb paper with an edition size of 350. Check out our initial sketch below as well as close up photos of the finished print. The poster is now available in the DKNG Store.


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Pemberton Music Festival Poster

This past weekend the Pemberton Music Festival took British Columbia by storm and we teamed up with the festival to create a poster showcasing the amazing roster of artists that performed. Pemberton takes place in a unique location among the trees and towering mountains of Whistler, so we used the scenery to inspire a unique treehouse environment for the festival to take shape. The print is an 18” x 24” five color screen print on Cougar Natural 100 lb paper with an edition size of 550. Check out our initial sketch below as well as close up photos of the finished print. The poster is now available in the DKNG Store.


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DKNG at Adobe Creative Jam Los Angeles

Thanks to all that came out to Adobe’s first ever Los Angeles Creative Jam! We had a blast presenting some new work and being inspired by some amazing LA-based talent. Thanks to Fitz Carlile Photography for the amazing photos capturing all the action at Smashbox Studios and our gracious hosts at Adobe for inviting us to participate. Visit Adobe to see when a Creative Jam is coming to a city near you. 

Wildlife Art Print Series

Our new series of wildlife art prints is now available as 12” x 12” screen prints with four animals to choose from. Tiger, Bear, Lion, and Wolf are all three color screen prints on French Paper Co.’s new Kraft Manila paper. Check out close up photos of the series below as well as our series of posters for Ben Harper that inspired the new prints. The wildlife art print series is now available in the DKNG Store.

 

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Penny Farthing Art Print

As promised, our Decemberists Berkeley poster is now an art print with some new additions including a top hat and flowers. The new print is a 16” x 20" three color screen print on French Speckletone Kraft paper signed by DKNG. Check out our initial sketch below along with close up photos of the finished print. Penny Farthing is now available in the DKNG Store.

 

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Dreamcatcher Art Print

Based on our Alabama Shakes Berkeley poster, Dreamcatcher is a 16” x 20” one color screen print on French Construction Night Shift Blue paper. The poster features metallic bronze ink which can be seen in the closeup photos below, as well as our initial concept sketch. Dreamcatcher is now available in the DKNG Store.


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DKNG on Episode 213 of Adventures In Design

DKNG is on another episode of Adventures In Design! We talk about the sociology behind poster collecting, the irony of creating a successful infographic, and of course tips on efficiency with your daily workflow. In the bonus content we get a bit deeper, and talk about self validation as a professional creative and we discuss the use of the name "Tidwell" as a useful verb in our industry.

Listen to the first part of the episode by clicking the player below. You can download the bonus content of the show by becoming a member of the Circle Of Trust here

Kingdom Art Prints

Our print addition, Kingdom, has now been rereleased in our online store. The split fountain screen prints come in two color ways: "Night" printed on 100lb French Speckletone Chocolate paper and "Day" printed on 100lb French Speckletone Madero Beach paper.

Both prints are sized at 12"x12", the same size as a record, which is a standard frame size. Best of all they only cost $20 each and are now available in our online store.

 

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Jurassic Park Mondo Poster

With Jurassic World opening in theaters last week, Mondo Gallery in Austin opened their latest exhibition “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth”, showcasing new works based on the Jurassic Park films. Our contribution to the show is a Velociraptor infographic, designed as if it existed within the park itself. The poster is packed with info specific to the Michael Crichton/Steven Spielberg version of the dinosaur which also makes an appearance in the latest film in the Jurassic series. 

"Jurassic Park: Velociraptor" is a 24” x 18” four color screen print on Curious Metallics Lustre paper with an artist edition of 60 prints. Check out our initial sketch below as well as closeup photos of the finished print. The poster is now available in the DKNG Store.

 

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Info-Rama Baseball Infographic Poster

Info-Rama is an ongoing series of infographic posters covering a range of subjects, and we’re excited to be a part of the newly introduced sports line of prints. Our baseball infographic is available in two color ways and is packed with info on all aspects of the game including pitching mechanics, the strike zone, essential pitches, scoring, and the field of the play. The red version of the poster is a five color screen print on French Construction Fuse Green paper with an edition of 185. The blue version of the poster is a five color screen print on French Speckletone Oatmeal paper with an edition of 185. Both posters are now available in the DKNG Store and make the perfect Father’s Day gift for any dad with a passion for America’s pastime. Check out our initial sketch and closeup photos of the finished prints below. The rest of the Info-Rama line of infographics can be found at Info-Rama.

 

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Bison Art Print

For those that caught a glimpse of our most recent Skillshare.com class, Illustration for Designers, we took a step by step look at our process of illustrating a geometrically styled animal. We chose to illustrate a Bison face for the class, and that illustration is now available as an art print in the DKNG store. Bison is a 16” x 20” three-color art print on 100 lb. French Speckletone Cream paper. The print marks the introduction to our new line of smaller, 16” x 20” art prints that are the perfect size for any wall. Bison is also our first print to combine both halftone dots and dither dots in a single print for a unique combination of textures. Check out our initial sketch below as well as closeup photos of the new printing method. You can learn about the process behind the print and how to create your own geometric animal at Skillshare.com

 

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Wizard of Oz Mondo Posters

We’re excited to announce the release of our Wizard of Oz posters in three versions. The prints feature Dorothy's carriage drawn by The Horse of a Different Color as she enters the Emerald City. You can check out the scene from the film below. When approaching a film as iconic as The Wizard of Oz, we wanted to find a unique focal point beyond the main iconography of the film. The Horse of a Different Color occupies just a brief scene, but proved to be a great subject for a print series that includes the three different colors - purple, red, and yellow - that the horse takes on in the film. 

The poster is a four color screen print on French Speckletone Starch Mint paper with a super limited artist edition of 20 of each color. Each print shares three ink colors with the fourth screen customized to provide the color change for each of the three horses. Check out our initial sketch below as well as close up photos of the finished prints. The Wizard of Oz posters are now available in the DKNG Store.

 

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DKNG on Episode 182 of Adventures In Design

DKNG is back on the Adventures In Design Podcast this morning with a very special shop talk where we discuss everything from working with corporate clients, contracts and the future of DKNG.

Listen to the first part of the episode by clicking the player below. You can download the bonus content of the show by becoming a member of the Circle Of Trust here

The Decemberists Berkeley Poster

On May 1, The Decemberists performed to a sold out crowd at Berkeley, California’s Greek Theatre and we were thrilled to create the official poster for the Bay Area’s own Another Planet Entertainment. The design was inspired by the nineteenth century folklore of the band’s lyrics and signature accordion sound.

The poster is a three color screen print on French Speckletone Kraft paper with a limited artist edition of 50 prints. Check out our initial sketch below along with close up photos of the finished print. The Decemberists poster is now available in the DKNG Store. This design will also be made into an art print and sold in the coming months.

 

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DKNG on Episode 175 of Adventures In Design

DK of DKNG is on another episode of Adventures In Design! This time Mark Brickey brings a new format to the show where he interviews listeners (BRFC and Jetpacks & Rollerskates) about their career paths as creative professionals. In the bonus content Sean Mort and Dan Kuhlken chime in and give their two cents.

Listen to the first part of the episode by clicking the player below. You can download the bonus content of the show by becoming a member of the Circle Of Trust here

DKNG on Episode 170 of Adventures In Design

Episode 170 of Adventures in Design, live from the CMND SHFT Design Conference in Sacramento, CA is now available. The episode includes interviews with Nathan Goldman of DKNG, David Smith aka THEBLKSMTH, and Lil Tuffy. The episode also includes commentary on our latest process video for Doritos, which premiered live at the Crest Theatre during the event.

Download the first part of the episode for free on iTunes or become a member of the Circle Of Trust and listen to the full episode at AdventuresInDesignMarket.com

Doritos Art Print

Last year we had the privilege of working on a project for one of America’s most beloved brands…Doritos. The team at Doritos was looking for a fun way to thank their loyal fans throughout the country, and tapped DKNG to make a limited edition Doritos themed art print that would be sent out to their select group of product testers. The print features a vintage Doritos delivery truck navigating an environment made entirely of Doritos products. The print is a five color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach. The print is sadly not available for sale to the public, but you can check out our process video of the making of the print as well as our initial sketch and close up photos below.

 

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DKNG on Episode 167 of Adventures In Design

Dan Kuhlken of DKNG is on another episode of Adventures In Design today. We play the Summer Movie Game Entertainment Weekly where Dan goes up against film/tv gurus Sean Mort and Mark Brickey. The stakes are high, valued at $300 per person to be exact, and we bet on this summer’s box office grosses.

Things get a bit more serious in the Circle Of Trust, where we talk about our mutual love for Squarespace and the street artist Space Invader.

Download the first part of the episode for free on iTunes or become a member of the Circle Of Trust and listen to the full episode at AdventuresInDesignMarket.com

Alabama Shakes Berkeley Poster

This weekend, Alabama Shakes played to a sold out crowd at Berkeley, California’s Greek Theatre. We created the poster for the show which was inspired by the band’s current monochromatic aesthetic and dreamy lyrics. The poster is an 18” x 24” one color screen print on French Pop-Tone Black Licorice. The poster features metallic bronze ink which can be seen in the closeup photos below, as well as our initial concept sketch. You can now purchase the gig poster in the DKNG Store. This poster will also be released as an art print in the coming months with a new metallic ink color scheme.

 

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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Live in San Francisco

It’s been seven years since Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have performed together, and we were honored to create a poster series for their inaugural shows of 2015. The band will be touring throughout the year and kicked off their first four-night run at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore. We were inspired by the animalistic power of the band’s music and chose one animal to represent each night’s show, towering over the bay area’s landscape. 

Each poster is a 12” x 24” five-color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach. Check out some close up photos of the finished posters below as well as our initial sketches. We also created a process video for the project complete with a glimpse into the printing process at Monolith Press. These posters are now available in the DKNG Store. We will also be releasing an art print series of each animal illustration in the coming months.

 

Process Video

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