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The Iron Giant Mondo Art Print

October 9th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Film, Mondo, Poster, Sketch

The Iron Giant poster by DKNG

Last month our Iron Giant poster premiered at the first ever MondoCon in Austin, Texas. We now have our own copies of the print available for sale in the DKNG Store. The poster features one of our favorite scenes in the movie when the giant first discovers that he can fly, taking Hogarth along for the ride as his …

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Sam Smith Live in Seattle

October 7th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Sketch

Sam Smith poster by DKNG

With his inaugural US headlining tour, Sam Smith has been captivating audiences from coast to coast, performing in support of his debut album, In The Lonely Hour. We were thrilled to create a poster for Sam’s show at The Paramount in Seattle, Washington. Inspired by the emotions that Sam explores in the album, we tried to convey a sense of …

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Bill & Ted Double Feature

September 8th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Film, Icons, Infographic, Mondo, Poster, Sketch

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure // Poster by DKNG

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey // Poster by DKNG

This Summer, the Alamo Drafthouse hosted a double-feature of the cult classics Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. We created a poster for each movie which are now available in our store.

The Excellent Adventure poster is a 24” x 36” five color screen print with a numbered artist edition of 50. We …

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Phish Commerce City, CO Poster Series 

September 3rd, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Phish, Poster, Process, Video

Phish // Commerce City, CO Posters by DKNG

Over Labor Day weekend, Phish performed three nights of sold out shows at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, and we’re thrilled to have created a triptych poster set for the gig. We were inspired by the surrounding Colorado landscape and car themed Phish song Fuego, and illustrated a series of three off-road vehicles making their way through …

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Dave Matthews Band at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre

August 25th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Dave Matthews Band, DKNG Work, Poster, Sketch

Dave Matthews Band // Berkeley, CA poster by DKNG

It’s not too often that Dave Matthews Band visits our home state of California, so we’re excited to release our latest poster for the band for their show at the historic Greek Theatre, in Berkeley, CA, on August 22. Given the amount of road the band covers, we thought a custom DMB motorcycle in a shop surrounded by tools and …

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Jack White Live in Kansas City

August 19th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Jack White, Poster, Process, Sketch, Video

Jack White // Kansas City, MO Poster by DKNG

We’re excited to announce our latest poster for the legendary Jack White for his August 18 show in Kansas City, Missouri. Jack is currently touring in support of his new album Lazaretto. Keeping with the anatomical theme of our previous poster for the Charlotte stop on the tour, we illustrated a ribcage doubling as a birdcage.

The poster is a …

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Outside Lands 2014 Official Poster

August 13th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG News, DKNG Work, Outside Lands, Poster, Sketch

Outside Lands 2014 Official Poster by DKNG

As a followup to creating the branding for this year’s Outside Lands musical festival in San Francisco, we had the opportunity to create some of the festival’s merchandise including the official poster. Inspired by the many talented guitarists gracing the stages of Golden Gate Park, our poster features an array of guitar effects pedals, each showcasing the names of the …

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Jack White Live in Charlotte

June 10th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Jack White, Poster, Sketch

Jack White // Charlotte, NC poster by DKNG

We’re excited to announce the latest poster we’ve created for the legendary Jack White for his June 5 show in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jack is currently touring in support of his new album Lazaretto. Taking inspiration from some of the album’s lyrics, we were inspired by the title track’s opening line “my veins are blue and connected,” and created …

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Primus // Birmingham, Alabama Poster

May 12th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Process, Sketch, Video

Primus // Birmingham, Alabama Poster by DKNG

Primus // Birmingham, Alabama Poster by DKNG

We’re excited to have created our first poster for Primus, which is part of an annual print series with a ton of great designers involved. Our poster for the band’s May 12, Birmingham, Alabama show features a robot fueled by music in the process of consuming the band’s instruments including Les Claypool’s signature bass guitar.…

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Outside Lands 2014 Branding

April 9th, 2014 // Posted by Nathan in Blog, DKNG Work, Music, Outside Lands, Poster

Outside Lands 2014 Poster

Tickets for San Francisco’s Outside Lands music festival go on sale today and we couldn’t be happier about creating the 2014 event branding. The poster and logo above will serve as the key art for the festival and we’ll be sharing additional work as we approach August. In the meantime, check out Huey Lewis announcing the 2014 lineup in the …

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Galactic 2014 Tour Poster

March 21st, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Process, Sketch, Video

Galactic 2014 Tour Poster by DKNG

To kick off 2014, we had the pleasure of working with one of our favorite funk bands, Galactic. Galactic’s music fuses tradition New Orleans second-line rhythms with horns routed through guitar effects pedals and other unique sounds. For their poster, we equated their sound to a mad scientist’s take on a musical lab. All of the instruments in the …

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Media Temple and Def Jam at SXSW

March 17th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Media Temple, Poster, SXSW

Media Temple and Def Jam at SXSW poster by DKNG

After collaborating with Media Temple on illustrations for their new website, we were excited to followup with a poster for their official closing night party at SXSW Interactive.

The party, celebrating Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary, featured performances from 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Method Man & Redman, and Aloe Blacc. It was a fun change of pace for us to …

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Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds New Orleans Poster

January 16th, 2014 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Dave Matthews Band, DKNG Work, Poster, Sketch

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds // New Orleans poster by DKNG

To kick off 2014, we had the pleasure of creating a gig poster for Dave Matthews’ and Tim Reynold’s January 15 performance in New Orleans. The poster was inspired by the city’s traditional Mardi Gras beads and some of the more mystical icons of New Orleans history.

The poster is a three color screen print on French Speckletone Black paper. …

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‘The National’ European Tour Poster

November 21st, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Process, Sketch, The National, Video

The National // Euro Tour poster by DKNG

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We always enjoy being able to create a design series for a client, and one of our favorites is the recent run of tour posters for The National.  The latest addition is for the band’s European tour that wrapped up this week.

In keeping with the theme …

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‘The National’ North American Tour Poster

October 14th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Sketch, The National

The National // North American Tour // Poster by DKNG

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We’re pleased to announce our most recent collaboration with one of our favorite band’s, The National.  They recently wrapped up their U.S. tour and after creating a few show-specific posters, we were excited to create our first tour poster for the band.

In keeping with the theme …

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Spy vs. Spy

September 24th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Art Print, Blog, DKNG Work, Mondo, Poster, Process, Sketch

Spy vs. Spy poster by DKNG

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We’re excited to unveil a new print for a true classic…Spy vs. Spy.  We were inspired by the thousands of inventive standoffs between the Black Spy and the White Spy and created one mega battle between the two, squaring off in their own custom Spybots.

The …

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Bumbershoot 2013 Official Poster

September 11th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Sketch

Bumbershoot 2013 Official Poster by DKNG

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This year we had the privilege of creating the official campaign artwork for one of our favorite annual music festivals – Bumbershoot in Seattle, Washington.  The focus of our work for the campaign was the key art used for the festival’s official poster.  A small edition of screen …

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Slightly Stoopid and Atmosphere Kickin’ Up Dust

August 5th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Process, Sketch

Slightly Stoopid & Atmosphere // Berkeley, CA Poster by DKNG

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As fan’s of San Diego’s own Slightly Stoopid as well as their touring partners Atmosphere, we were thrilled to be asked to create a poster for their show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California.  Inspired by San Diego surf culture and Dia De Los Muertos imagery, we …

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Bonnaroo Road Trip

June 15th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Sketch

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The 2013 Bonnaroo Music Festival is taking place this weekend in Manchester, Tennessee, and we had the pleasure of creating a poster for the event.  With hundreds of artists performing over the course of the four-day festival, we decided to turn to the great American road trip for …

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Eric Clapton’s ‘Old Sock’

April 19th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Illustration, Poster, Process, Sketch

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We’ve been lucky enough to have the occasional chance to work for some of our true music idols, and in the case of this project, we had the chance to work with a true music icon, Eric Clapton.  For his new album, ‘Old Sock’, Clapton designed his …

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Feed The Beat at SXSW 2013

April 4th, 2013 // Posted by Nathan in Blog, DKNG News, DKNG Work, Film, Poster, Process
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Last month we had another great trip to Austin for SXSW, but before our trip got started, we had the opportunity to work on an exciting project.  For several years, Taco Bell and their Feed The Beat program have been sponsoring up and coming bands with gift cards, …

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Oakley’s Viva La Bubba!

April 4th, 2013 // Posted by Nathan in Blog, DKNG News, DKNG Work, Poster, Process
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For those that follow professional golf, you’re well aware that Bubba Watson is one of the most exciting and talented players on the PGA Tour today.  Coming off last year’s win at The Masters and a new sponsorship with Oakley, we had the opportunity to design the campaign …

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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 …

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ParaNorman // Mondo’s Oscar Night Poster Series

March 11th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Film, Mondo, Poster

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For the second year in a row, Mondo released a series of posters by multiple artists for different Oscar-nominees. This year we were asked to create a poster for Animated Feature Film nominee ParaNorman. The poster was released during the Oscars and sold out almost immediately. Fortunately, we have a very limited allotment …

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The Walking Dead Comes Alive at PaleyFest 2013

March 4th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Television

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PaleyFest is an annual event in Los Angeles that honors some of the top television programs of the year.  A couple years ago we created a poster for the True Blood panel and this year, we had the opportunity to follow it up with another bloody good show. …

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