Design

WALL-E Enamel Pins

We recently had the honor of designing officially licensed pins for one of our all-time favorite Pixar movies, WALL-E. The 4 part pin series celebrates some of our favorite robotic characters from the movie. These hard enamel pins all feature a bit of glitter ink detail and were produced by our friends at Mondo as part of a limited edition. You can purchase them at mondotees.com while supplies last. We will also have a very small amount for sale at this year's upcoming Designer Con.

USPS Military Working Dogs Postage Stamps

Photo Credit: Journey Group

It’s truly an honor to have been asked by the U.S. Postal Service to design and illustrate a set of postage stamps, and we’re thrilled that our Military Working Dogs stamps are out in the world as of their first day of issue - August 1, 2019. We had the pleasure of working with Greg Breeding and his team at Journey Group to bring these stamps to life. They feature four highly skilled breeds of working dogs: German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch Shepherd. Some of these breeds may be more common than others, but we’ve come to learn that dogs within each breed are important partners and companions to both members of the military, and police officers who work with these animals everyday. The outpouring of recognition and gratitude from these service members, now having a stamp to represent their partners, has been moving and humbling.

The stamps themselves include a gold metallic ink, and are available in books of 20, and for a limited time you can also purchase related memorabilia from USPS including first day of issue postmarked envelopes. The stamps also appeared in the postal services official magazine and catalog, USA Philatelic. You can find that article below, along with images of the stamps, including some of our initial concept sketches. We’ll also be attending the release ceremony for the stamps at the San Diego branch of USPS on August 30, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.


Concept Sketches

Individual Postage Stamps


Stamp Booklet

Photo Credit: Journey Group


Booklet Cover


Stamp Sheet


USA Philatelic Article

Dave Matthews Band Bristow, VA Poster

For our latest poster for Dave Matthews Band for a show in Bristow, VA, some fitting inspiration seemed to be the band’s song "Virginia in the Rain”. We were inspired by the lyrics Come on let’s go there, let’s jump right in, We will rope swing to river swim, Virginia naked in the rain. Based on that sentiment, we created a fantastical world for a couple to swim, complete with their very own rope swing.

The poster is an 18” x 24” four-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 Bristow, VA 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. The Bristow poster goes on sale at 9am PST on Friday, July 26.


Initial Concept Sketch

Dave Matthews Band Bristow, VA Poster by DKNG


Process Video


Close Up Shots

311 Pittsburgh, PA Poster

311 Pittsburgh, PA Poster by DKNG

311 is touring in support of their new album Voyager, and we were thrilled to create a poster for their stop in Pittsburgh, PA. We decided to pay tribute to the city’s famous french fry and slaw filled sandwich with a 311 twist toasted into the bread.

The 311 Pittsburgh poster is an 18” x 24” four color screen print on 100 lb French Kraft-Tone Manilla Yellow paper, with a separate variant edition on 10pt rainbow foil. We produced four separate color variations in total, with two exclusive to the DKNG store. Check out our initial concept sketch below along with close up photos of the finished prints, and a time-lapse video documenting our process of designing the poster. The 311 posters will be available Monday, July 15th, at 9am PST in the DKNG store. Very limited quantities available.


Process Video


Initial Concept Sketch


Close Up Shots

The DKNG Show (EP. 26)

Episode 26 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!

Almanac Beer Co. Basecamp Imperial Pilsner

Basecamp Imperial Pilsner is Almanac’s latest fresh beer release, and is the first Almanac can to be included in the Lazy Dog Beer Club. Each quarter Lazy Dog Restaurants release a themed pack of limited edition beers. We were tapped to create a label design for their Bushcraft themed set, taking the subject of the outdoors and camping as the inspiration for the design.


Initial Concept Sketch


Photography by Almanac Beer Co.

Sunshine & Opportunity

Sunshine & Opportunity is one of Almanac’s most popular barrel aged sours, now making an appearance in a can for the first time. The name is inspired by the California gold rush, so we wanted the can to be extra sparkly but more importantly, to feel like the sun was shining directly on the can, complete with casting shadows. Incorporating a spectrum of color also helped give it a fun bright sunshiny look. Amazing photography provided by Almanac Beer Co.

Almanac Beer Co. True Kölsch

The latest addition to Almanac’s core line of year round beers is True Kölsch. As a classic beer style, we wanted this label to take on a timeless, understated appeal. We found that the combination of white, gold, and navy leant the packaging that classic bright and minimal feel of beers of the past. Check out True Kölsch wherever Almanac beers are sold. Photography by Almanac Beer Co.

The DKNG Show (EP. 25)

Episode 25 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!

Creative Works Skill Camp

A few years ago we had the pleasure of spending a few days in Memphis for the Creative Works conference, so we were excited to be invited back for their first ever Skill Camp, to lead a two-day immersive workshop covering our entire poster design and illustration process. It was a bit daunting to plan for a longer format session, but it was a fun challenge and even more fun to see the participants’ projects come to life over the course of the two days. We were blown away by the work that came out of the workshop and are thrilled to share some of the projects that were created here on the blog. Thanks to Josh and all of our students for making this a truly unforgettable and incredibly rewarding trip!


Workshop Photos


Student Projects