Almanac Beer Co. New Taproom Smell IPA Cans

Almanac cans are back! We’re excited to share the first label we designed for Almanac’s new line of 16 oz. cans, which also happens to be the first beer ever canned at their new Alameda brewery! The label shares its artwork with the soon to be installed mural that will grace the walls of the brewery, and features the entire Bay Area along with some unexpected landmarks and visitors.


From Almanac

“The label on our New Taproom Smell IPA features a DKNG-designed mural that will soon adorn our Alameda taproom wall. It's a fantastical 3D homage to the Bay Area and our proud new home on the island of Alameda in the East Bay. We wanted a bright, colorful and humorous backdrop for what we hope will be many years of great beer and great conversation shared among families and friends in our new home. You'll see iconic references to the area like the Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco Ferry Plaza Building, Port of Oakland, East Bay hills and Alameda Naval Base. And if you look closely, you just might notice a few of Damian and Jesse's personal creative flourishes inserted throughout. Yes, we are sci-fi and fantasy geeks. DKNG once again brought our creative vision masterfully to life!”


Canning Process

The DKNG Show (EP. 15)

Episode 15 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up!

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Almanac Beer Co. Nectarine Cobbler

Almanac Beer Co.’s new Nectarine Cobbler is packed with fruit flavor, so we found it only fitting that a larger than life nectarine should take center stage in our latest label design for the brewery. Almanac prides itself on using fresh produce from local farmers so we were inspired to create an Almanac-centric farm where agriculture and brewing come together. Nectarine Cobbler is a sour blonde ale aged in oak barrels with nectarines, peaches, and spices.

Nectarine Cobbler is now available at the Almanac Taproom in San Francisco, the new Almanac Brewery in Alameda, and available throughout the country wherever finer beers are sold.
 

From Almanac: 

“Nectarine Cobbler is our version of dessert in a glass. We started with yellow nectarines from Blossom Bluff Orchards, grown in high-summer along the banks of King’s River in California’s Central Valley. Four pounds of juicy stone fruit was added to each gallon of sour blonde ale and aged in oak barrels. We spiced the blend with cinnamon, ginger, coriander, and vanilla bean to recall the aroma of a freshly baked nectarine cobbler resting on the windowsill. Pair this autumn delight with mom’s baked desserts, Indian curries, and holiday gatherings.”


Initial Concept Sketches

Almanac Beer Co. Peach Galaxy

The much anticipated fruit forward brother of Almanac’s Tropical Galaxy is here, and we were honored to put a peachy spin on the packaging! Peach Galaxy is a dry-hopped sour farmhouse ale aged in oak barrels with peaches and spices. The Almanac galaxy series of beers inspired us to pursue a 1960s sci-fi style of illustration, and this new twist on the label includes plenty of new peach inspired touches as well as a new peach color scheme. You can check out our original Tropical Galaxy label here.

Peach Galaxy is now available at the Almanac Taproom in San Francisco, the new Almanac Brewery in Alameda, and available throughout the country wherever finer beers are sold.
 

From Almanac:

“Peach Galaxy is an intergalactic flavor odyssey! This stellar brew started with a blend of farmhouse Brettanomyces ales fermented with our house sour culture and aged in oak barrels. Next, 6,000 lbs of organic yellow peaches from Blossom Bluff Orchards in Northern California were added to the barrels to mature for several months. The beer was finished with a touch of coriander and a heavy cosmic dry-hop of Galaxy and Citra. The finished beer has an IPA-style aroma, backed by tart peach skin flavors and hints of gummy rings. Pair this out-of-this-world elixir with grilled ribs, ceviche, and peach coffee cake.”

The DKNG Show (EP. 14)

Episode 14 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up!

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Cabin Art Print Series

Prepare to get cozy this holiday season in one of our brand new cabins! The new Cabin Series of art prints depicts three different dwellings, each in its own environment and with a unique architectural style. Each print is a 14” x 11” three-color screen print on 100lb French Kraft-Tone paper. The series is comprised of Cascade (winter a-frame cabin), La Jolla (modern beach cabin), and Sedona (desert geodesic dome). 

Kicking off the release of the Cabin Series is a special offer for Black Friday weekend only! From Friday, November 24, through Monday, November 27, the Cabin Series Mega Pack includes all three prints, plus a cabin-themed embroidered patch AND enamel pin, all for the low price of $50! (a $76 value). Check out additional images of the prints, our initial sketches, as well as a process video documenting the creation of the prints below.


Initial Sketches


Process Video


Close Up Shots


Cabin Mega Pack


Cabin Enamel Pin & Embroidered Patch

The DKNG Show (EP. 13)

Episode 13 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up!

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Target House Heartwork 2017

Heartwork is a project designed to raise money for art supplies for the art room at Target House—a wonderful home-away-from-home for the families of children facing long-term treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Heartwork 2017 includes limited edition art prints from 10 great artists, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the art prints going to purchasing art supplies for St. Jude patients staying at Target House during their treatment. Our contribution is an 11” x 14” giclee art print entitled “Lead the Way”, with a limited edition of 50. 

Visit heartworkart.com to purchase one of the 10 designs while they last, and thanks to Target and Invisible Creature for inviting us to participate in an amazing cause! 


Lead The Way


Initial Concept Sketch


Target House

Target House
Target House


2017 Art Prints

Herbie Hancock Austin City Limits Poster

A giant of the jazz world and genre-bending pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock, just performed at ACL Live in Austin, TX, and we were honored to create a poster for the show. We were inspired by the intergalactic vibe of Herbie’s early work, as well as the setting of the venue in Texas hill country.

The poster is a four-color 18” x 24” screen print on 100 lb. Classic Crest Cream paper, with a limited edition of 300 prints. Check out our initial sketch of the poster below, along with close-up photos of the finished prints, as well as a video documenting our process of designing the poster. The Herbie Hancock ACL Live poster is now available in the DKNG Store


Initial Concept Sketch


Process Video


Close Up Shots

The DKNG Show (EP. 12)

Episode 12 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up! The DKNG Show is a bimonthly peek behind the curtain of everything happening in our world.

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!