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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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

This Summer, Visit Phish

July 26th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Phish, Process, Video

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

Phish // George, WA posters by DKNG

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As part of their summer tour, Phish is playing back to back nights at the historic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington.  To commemorate the two-night visit, we created a diptych showcasing the beauty of the Gorge with a few unexpected supernatural visitors coming along for the ride.

Each …

‘Nerds Win!’ Maxim Magazine Illustrations

April 23rd, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Illustration, Process, Sketch

'Nerds Win!' Maxim Magazine // Illustration by DKNG

'Nerds Win!' Maxim Magazine // Jimmy Fallon illustration by DKNG

'Nerds Win!' Maxim Magazine // Elon Musk illustration by DKNG

'Nerds Win!' Maxim Magazine // Chris Hardwick illustration by DKNG

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We’ve had the pleasure of working on a few fun editorial design projects lately, including a recent article in Maxim Magazine about a few giants of the nerd world.  ‘Nerds Win!’ covers the rise of nerd culture and profiles Jimmy Fallon (SNL, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Launch LA Event Poster

January 24th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG News, DKNG Work, Poster, Process, Sketch, Video

Launch LA poster by DKNG

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Launch LA is an annual trade show that features California lifestyle brands including clothing, accessories, and gadgets from a range of brands, artists, and designers.  The event takes place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica which is a dramatic industrial space at the Santa Monica airport.

For …

DKNG is Teaching an Online Class on Rock Poster Design

January 7th, 2013 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG News, Events, Process

We’re excited to share a little peek behind the curtain into our process by teaching an online class at skillshare.com.  As the title of the class suggests, we’ll be leading students step-by-step through the process of creating a poster, from concept development, sketching, illustration, typography, to a final poster design.

The class will take place over three weeks from …

Dave Matthews Band // Toronto Poster

December 14th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Dave Matthews Band, DKNG Work, Poster, Process, Video

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Over the summer we had the opportunity to create a poster for Dave Matthews Band’s stop in West Palm Beach, Florida.  We were thrilled to be invited back for more and we’re excited to announce our new poster for their recent show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The …

Hampton Creative // 10yr Anniversary // Chalk Illustration

December 3rd, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Inspiration, Process, Video

Pretty incredible stuff. Makes me want to do something really special for our 10 year… luckily we have 4 more years left to plan.

Check out the wonderful work of Hampton Creative.…

Jack White Live In Scotland

November 9th, 2012 // Posted by Nathan in Blog, DKNG Work, Music Video, Poster, Process, Video

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As fan’s of living guitar legend Jack White, we were thrilled to create a concert poster for the Edinburgh show of his current European tour.  Taking cues from some of Jack’s recent work, we depicted him on one side of a coin and the mythical unicorn from …

Bon Iver // 2012 European Tour Poster

September 12th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Process

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We’ve been keeping this project in the dark for quite some time now and we’re ecstatic to finally share it with the public. Earlier this year we were asked to create the 2012 European Tour poster for Grammy winning artist Bon Iver.

Above is our finished design, …

Okkervil River // Baltimore, MD Poster

September 12th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Process, Video

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Above is the poster we created for Okkervil River’s recent show in Baltimore, Maryland.

The 24″x18″ three color screen print has an edition of 100 and is available now in our online store. We plan on releasing an art print version of the poster in the near …

Hot Chip // Seattle, WA Poster

August 22nd, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Poster, Process, Video

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Hot Chip is one of those bands that I can easily listen to on a daily basis. So we were pumped to be asked to create a poster for their upcoming show at The Paramount in Seattle, WA. Above is the 18″x24″ four color screen print, which has …

Dave Matthews Band // West Palm Beach, FL Poster Series

July 26th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Dave Matthews Band, DKNG Work, Illustration, Poster, Process, Video

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As a personal goal, we have a secret short wish list to work with certain bands in our career. One of those bands that we can now proudly check off our list is Dave Matthews Band. So you can imagine how ecstatic we were to be offered …

Lightning Bugs // Art Print

July 24th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Art Print, Blog, DKNG Work, Explosions In The Sky, Process, Video

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It’s a bit later than we promised, but it was worth the wait. The art print version of our Explosions In The Sky gig poster is finally here! We made some subtle changes to the piece, beyond the obvious removal of the text. The art itself showcases the …

Phish // Atlantic City, NJ Poster Series

June 16th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Phish, Poster, Process, Video

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Working with the band Phish seems to get more and more exciting and rewarding as time goes by. Above is our latest work created for Phish’s three night concert series in Atlantic City, NJ. This would be the first time we’ve created a triptych, which proved to be …

Hitchcock : An Art Print to DIE For

April 24th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Art Print, Blog, DKNG News, DKNG Work, Gallery 1988, Process, Video

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Currently at Gallery 1988: Venice is “Suspense & Gallows Humor” a tribute show to master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.

The image above is the art print we created for the show. It’s a two color 24″ x 18″ screen print filled with hidden imagery from Hitchcock’s most famous films such …

“Portlandia, The Tour” Poster

March 1st, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG News, DKNG Work, Portlandia, Poster, Process, Television, Video

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IFC’s Portlandia took their show on the road, performing from coast to coast. This is the first time they’ve done anything like this and we were lucky enough to create the promotional poster.

Above is the four color screen print. The poster was used for promotional purposes only, so unfortunately we …

HBTV: Modern Day Artisans – Max Lamb

February 6th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, Inspiration, Process, Video

Check out this beautifully done video featuring craftsman Max Lamb

Portlandia Season 2 “Mixology” Poster

January 20th, 2012 // Posted by Dan in Blog, DKNG Work, Portlandia, Poster, Process, Television, Video

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IFC’s Portlandia recently invited us to be a participating artist in a poster series for their upcoming Season 2 release. We graciously accepted the honor of creating a poster for the first episode entitled “Mixology” .

In “Mixology” Fred helps Carrie chase a romantic mixologist (Andy Samberg) who forgets his roots when …