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DKNG on the Adventures In Design Podcast // Episode #33

December 6th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News

DKNG on the Adventures in Design Podcast // Episode #33

We recently were a guest on the very entertaining design based podcast Adventures in Design.

Click Here To Listen To The Episode Directly Through Libsyn

Click Here To Subscribe To The Podcast Through iTunes…

Teaching with Skillshare

March 25th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News, Illustration, Inspiration, Poster, Process

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Last month, we had the pleasure of teaching an online class on rock poster design through Skillshare.com.  It was a first for us so we didn’t quite know what to expect, but we ended up being overwhelmed by the turnout for the class as well as the high caliber of work that the students produced.

We’ve included some …

New and Improved DKNG Webpages

November 9th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News

↳ New Video page

Keeping our site fresh, consistent and useful is one of our top priorities. That is why we’ve worked very hard the past couple months to add some new and exciting pages that we think you will enjoy. We now have an official Video page where you can view all our process videos and an Events page …

The State Of Graphic Design // Infographic by SmartPress.com

August 23rd, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News, Inspiration

↳ Click on or rollover the image above for a magnified view

Smartpress.com conducted a survey to aggregate the opinion of dozens of the best and most-talented graphic designers in the industry. The results were turned into a success factors/guide document in form of an infographic. This year the survey included more than 40 industry experts that have 5+ years …

DKNG in Print Magazine’s 2011 Regional Design Annual

March 21st, 2012 // Posted by Nathan in Blog, Design, DKNG News, Poster

We are proud to announce that our poster for The National’s 2011 show in Tempe, Arizona has been selected as a winning entry in Print Magazine’s 2011 Regional Design Annual. We’re thrilled to be included in the Annual for the second year in a row among some stellar competition.  Check out the winning entry below as well as the entire …

Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, and Cobain : “27 Club” Art Print

January 25th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Art Print, Blog, Design, DKNG Work, Illustration

Blunt Graffix in Oregon invited us to be a participating artist in their upcoming group show “Dead Rockstars: A Tribute to the Mortal Gods of Sound“. We decided to explore the 27 Club, a meme regarding popular musicians who all died at the age of 27. What sparked the idea was the recent death of singer Amy Winehouse

Oh Beautiful Beer

December 16th, 2011 // Posted by Jeff in Blog, Design, Inspiration

An inspirational design blog dedicated to the best graphic design work in the world of beer. …

76 Synthesizer : App Design

November 10th, 2011 // Posted by Jeff in Design, Inspiration, Moog, Music

The 76 Synthesizer is a virtual analog monophonic synth application for the iPad. Inspired by the synthesizers from the 70′s, this interface brings back tactile memories of my parent’s old stereo equipment. The interface design was done by designer and developer Jonas Eriksson. Jonas has done an incredible job recreating the look and feel of heavy steel knobs, warm …

“Sixty Watts” series by Gianmarco Magnani

April 11th, 2011 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, Illustration, Inspiration

Here’s a beautiful example of graphic design and illustration by artist Gianmarco Magnani from Silence Television. This series, entitled “Sixty Watts,” includes 4 giclée prints and are available for purchase in his online Store

Below is the rest of the series along with close up shots of each print. To see the rest of Magnani’s brilliant portfolio …

Lego Maniacs For Life!

April 6th, 2011 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, Inspiration

Check out this clever campaign by Blattner Brunner for LEGO. I was obsessed with LEGOS as a kid and these ads make me want to start up that addiction all over again.

New Web Projects

November 19th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News, DKNG Work

We’ve got some new web projects to share with you! The first one is the all new Brook Fraser website. The following four are all new artist and band MySpace pages that have been migrated to the new MySpace platform. Happy browsing.…

The Say Something Poster Project

November 18th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News, DKNG Work, Poster

Above is my poster design submission for “The Say Something Poster Project.” The project is a design competition and gallery show created to give designers the opportunity to use poster design to say something that will inspire, motivate and educate teenage kids.

This year 10 winning posters will be donated to “The Home for Little Wanderers,” a …

Brilliant Coffee & Cigarettes poster

October 5th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, Poster

Just came across this jewel the other day. I’m a sucker for ampersands, but when it combines concept and brilliant execution, then I am smitten. I’ve had some trouble finding the poster artist so if you are out there… well done good sir or miss. Hats off to you.…

New DKNG web project – Local Lowdown

September 20th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG Work

We recently created a website for our good friend Jax Austin called LocaLLowdown.com, an online travel show about what the locals in the Los Angeles area do for fun. The host, Jax himself, shows the viewer what travel guides are missing out on. Take a look at Jax’s hard work and spread the word of this fun and exciting …

Far, Far Away

September 9th, 2010 // Posted by Brad in Blog, Design, Inspiration, Poster

Hey, check out these radical Star Wars prints designed by Andy Helms. You can buy them individually for your favorite film (expect the “Empire Strikes Back” posters to go quick), or you can buy the whole set (prequels not included). I think I’ll encase mine in carbonite to keep them mint. Printed on 8.5″‘-11″, Ewok-safe Epson Velvet Art Paper. …

New DKNG sites!

August 27th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News, DKNG Work

We recently completed two exciting web projects, one for the band Tauk and another for singer songwriter Jay Nash. Below are previews of each site. Click the images to visit the actual site.

↳ Jay Nash – Artist Website

↳ Tauk – Band Website…

DKNG Phish poster on Bangback

August 23rd, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News, Phish, Poster, Process

Check out this blog post by Bangback about the creation of our recent poster for Phish

New DKNG Women’s Slip-Ons!

July 6th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News, Illustration

We have recently designed a series of women’s slip-ons based on some of our signature illustrations. Each shoe forms a symmetrical view of the design when placed next to each other. To see all three go to our Artsprojekt store. Collect all three!

↳the owl says, "whoooo"

↳the lion says, "grawr"

↳the octopus says, "blurb blurb"

Making of the FOTC Hollywood Bowl Poster

June 27th, 2010 // Posted by Nathan in Blog, Design, Flight of the Conchords, Poster, Process

↳ The finished poster: 5-color, 18×24 screen-print with split fountain.

Over the past 2 years we’ve had the privilege of working on a few posters for the Flight of the Conchords, and recently we created a poster for their show at the Hollywood Bowl.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

For this poster our initial thought was to include the Bowl itself as a …

Awesome Day: Flatstock @ SXSW

April 28th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, Video

One great, somewhat under-publicized facet of SXSW is Flatstock an exhibition organized by the American Poster Institute where designers of concert posters display and sell their work. Flatstock proves dizzying: the sheer talent involved rivals that of the bands on the posters themselves. Kspace took some time to meet some of the artists and check out their latest work. – …

Star Wars Religious Art

April 21st, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, Inspiration

I came across these while browsing FFFFOUND.com. What can I say, I’m a sucker for any artistic use of a Storm Trooper image. Check out more here.

ABC3D – Alphabet Pop-Up Book Video

April 16th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, Inspiration, Video

Sean Kenney’s Lego Endangered Species

April 12th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, Inspiration

The Philadelphia Zoo is currently holding an exhibition featuring endangered animals constructed out of legos. The artist, Sean Kenney, used over 95,000 lego pieces and spent over a year creating the 34 displayed animals. The goal of the exhibit is to educate children of the importance of these fading animals and the precarious state of ecosystems. To read more on …

Must Watch: Entire Oscar Winning Animated Short “Logorama”

April 7th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Animation, Blog, Design, Film, Inspiration

More on this film…

“The Appleseed Cast” Poster Preview

February 26th, 2010 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Design, DKNG News, Illustration, Music, Process, Video

The Appleseed Cast posters have arrived! Here are the details:

• 18″x24″ 5 color silkscreen print (3 of which are used in a split fountain)

• Printed on 100lb Cougar “Natural” at Monolith Press

• Signed and numbered limited editions of 50 Appleseed Cast posters and 50 art prints.

These will be available in our store beginning March 7. Below …