Road Trip

DKNG had a packed weekend in the bay area earlier this month.  We went to San Francisco to participate in the Renegade Craft Fair and were able to visit our poster and t-shirt printers along the way.

FRIDAY: OAKLAND, CA.

When we got into town on Friday, our first stop was at Oakland's Forward Printing.  Forward has been printing our t-shirts for a couple years and we're big fans of their waterbased printing.  On this trip, we were picking up a fresh batch of Lion tees and got to check out Forward's setup from burning screen to mixing ink.  Thanks to the Dans and the rest of the crew at Forward for the warm welcome.  Here are a few shots from our visit:

We also had a chance to visit our friends Rick and Alicia who took us on an awesome tour of the Oakland Cemetery.

Oakland Cemetery Mausoleum

SATURDAY/SUNDAY: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

Saturday and Sunday were spent selling our wares at the Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco.  A lot of fellow poster artists were exhibiting as well and several friends stopped by to say hi.  With views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz just outside the fair, it was a fun location for DKNG's third Renegade show.

MONDAY: EMERYVILLE, CA.

Bright and early Monday morning, we headed to Monolith Press in Emeryville to check out the shop and attend to the business of hand signing and numbering 1000 posters.  The poster, for Phish, was by far the biggest edition we've numbered thus far, but in four short hours, we had them all finished and ready for delivery to the show in Wisconsin the following week.  Thanks to Mauz and Ross for their stellar work on these prints and stay tuned for a more detailed blog post about the making of the Phish poster on Bang Back.

After the work was done, we had a couple days to kick back and visit friends on our way back home.  All in all, a fun and busy trip.  We look forward to being back in the Bay soon.