Dave Matthews Band Noblesville, IN Poster

The Dave Matthews Band summer tour rolls on and we’re proud to introduce our second poster of the summer for their show in Noblesville, Indiana. Warm summer nights make us think of camping in the woods under the stars so we decided to bottle up the whole experience in a mason jar. 

The poster is an 18” x 24” three-color screen print on Cougar Natural 100 lb cover stock. Check out a few close-up photos of the finished prints below, along with our initial concept sketch, and a video covering our design process. The Dave Matthews Band Noblesville, IN poster is available in a very limited artist edition of 60 prints in the DKNG Store. Due to the limited nature, the sale is restricted to only one print per customer, and once the poster sells out it will not be available in the future.
 

Initial Concept Sketch


Process Video


Close Up Shots

Under Armour Summer Countdown Infographic

Our latest project for Under Armour is their 10-Point Summer Countdown to a Healthier You. We were tasked with designing and illustrating ten key tips for getting your summer off to a healthy start. You can also check out Under Armour’s coverage over on the My Fitness Pal Blog

Dave Matthews Band Gilford, NH Poster

The Dave Matthews Band summer tour recently stopped off in Gilford, New Hampshire, and we were thrilled to create the poster for the evening. We were inspired by nearby Lake Winnipesaukee and the lakefront structures throughout New England. 

The poster is an 18” x 24” four-color screen print on French Kraft-Tone Index Off-White 100 lb cover stock. Check out a few close-up photos of the finished prints below, along with our initial concept sketch, and a video covering our design process. The Dave Matthews Band Gilford, NH poster is available in a very limited artist edition of 60 prints in the DKNG Store. Due to the limited nature, once the poster sells out it will not be available in the future.
 

Process Video


Initial Concept Sketch


Close Up Shots

DKNG ‘Green Wheel’ Playing Cards

Joining our first two decks of Red Wheel and Blue Wheel Playing Cards are the new Green Wheels! They’re the same great quality as the originals, manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company, and with a fresh new color palette. With the help of our friends Dan & Dave at Art of Play, we designed a completely original deck from the tuck case to the face cards and everything in between, now available in your choice of red, blue, or green. The tuck case includes an embossed foil stamp on thick kraft paper and a new green and brown palette for the cards. These are standard Poker size playing cards with an air-cushion finish, just like the Bicycle cards you’re used to from the U.S. Playing Card Co. Check out closeup images of the cards below. ‘Green Wheel’ decks are now available in the DKNG Store.

Photography by the uber talented Adrian Delsi.

DKNG x Adobe 99U Conference

Last week we had the pleasure of attending our first Adobe 99u Conference and we had a blast, both as attendees and teaching our workshop on Creative Collaboration. Although the 90-minute workshop flew by, we were blown away by the creativity and quick thinking exhibited by all the participants. You can see a few of the completed projects below along with a few other shots from our week in NYC. Thanks to everyone at Adobe for hosting us and to all the amazing participants in our workshop. Hope to see you next year! 

Almanac Beer Co. Brewery Mural

Of all the Almanac Beer Co. projects we’ve had the pleasure of taking on, perhaps the most exciting has been getting to create a large-scale mural for their new brewery in Alameda, CA. Almanac’s founders asked us to create an isometric scene (similar to our previous can illustrations) that was evocative of a map of the bay area, bridging their two homes of San Francisco and Alameda, while also infusing the design with lots of little easter eggs, paying tribute to some of their favorite pop culture icons. See if you can spot them all including Ren & Stimpy, Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Rick & Morty, Monty Python, and Firefly. 

The mural itself is a 40’ x 17’ behemoth, installed by the great team at Sterling Graphics in San Francisco. After considering both hand-painted and decal applications, the shear size and detail of the artwork led to the wallpaper style decal approach as the best option. You can see a video of the installation process below, along with our initial sketch and photo of the finished artwork, but we highly recommend stopping by the brewery to enjoy the mural in-person, paired with a cold pint. 


Timelapse Video


Initial Concept Sketch


Final Mural

Almanac Beer Co. Side Hustle Hazy IPA

Almanac’s latest release, Side Hustle Hazy IPA, continues our experimentation with metallized printing stock, giving this label a wraparound 70s era golden shimmer. Side Hustle is also the first of Almanac’s rotating hops series, so we also had fun creating a new icon for the labels - a call to check the bottom of the can for the seasonal selection of hops in the current batch. Check out a few photos fresh from the canning line below. 

Side Hustle Hazy IPA can design by DKNG

The Decemberists 2018 Tour Poster

The Decemberists are back on the road with their Your Girl/Your Ghost World Tour 2018 and we were excited to take on tour poster duties for the first U.S. leg of the tour. We were inspired by girly/ghostly imagery coupled with the surreal look of their most recent album and music videos. In addition to the main tour poster, we also created a color variant version for the tour’s VIP attendees.

Each poster is an 18” x 24” four color screen print on Cougar Natural 100lb cover stock, with signed and numbered editions of 900 for the tour poster and 2,050 for the VIP poster. Check out our initial concept sketch below along with close-up photos of the finished prints, as well as a video documenting our process of designing the poster. The Decemberists tour poster is now available in the DKNG Store.


Initial Concept Sketch


Process Video


Close up Shots


VIP POSTER

The DKNG Show (EP. 16)

Episode 16 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up!

Listen to the first half for free below. Become a member of the Circle Of Trust to hear the full episode as well as see the latest projects we've been working on!

Under Armour You Vs. The Year Infographic

We’re thrilled to have joined forces with Under Armour to help promote their You Vs. The Year challenge, taking place all 2018-long through their Map My Run platform. We crunched the data of more than 150,000 participants over the course of the first quarter of the year, and uncovered some mind boggling stats including the fact that the group covered over 23 million kilometers, enough to circle the earth 584 times! You can also check out Under Armour’s coverage over on the Map My Run Blog