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!
We're excited to join this year's Adobe 99u Conference in New York City, to lead a workshop on creative collaboration and how we work together as a team. Registration for the conference is now open and our workshop takes place on Friday, May 11, at Lincoln Center in NYC. Visit the 99u conference website to learn more. See you there!
Join us Monday, October 5th, from 1:45 PM - 3:00pm, at this year’s Adobe MAX Conference where we’ll be discussing our creative process, including select case studies from our entertainment and commercial work, why concept development is essential to a successful design, the importance of taking risks, and staying passionate and positive, and the value of your portfolio: how a finished product proves your worth.
We’ll be creating a limited edition poster that our friends at Mama’s Sauce will be screenprinting live at Adobe MAX in October, and we want you to collaborate with us using Adobe Shape CC. We’ll be using some of the contributed artwork in a final poster design with the theme of “What inspires you to create?”
Visit the Adobe website for complete entry instructions. Mama’s Sauce will print a limited edition of 3,500 of these posters which will be available at Adobe MAX on October 5th, or shipped directly to you if you’re one of the first 100 people to submit a shape. In fact, we’ll be live printing one of the colors onsite at MAX, so if you’re attending, you can print your own copy on the spot!
Thanks to all that came out to Adobe’s first ever Los Angeles Creative Jam! We had a blast presenting some new work and being inspired by some amazing LA-based talent. Thanks to Fitz Carlile Photography for the amazing photos capturing all the action at Smashbox Studios and our gracious hosts at Adobe for inviting us to participate. Visit Adobe to see when a Creative Jam is coming to a city near you.
DKNG is on another episode of Adventures In Design! We talk about the sociology behind poster collecting, the irony of creating a successful infographic, and of course tips on efficiency with your daily workflow. In the bonus content we get a bit deeper, and talk about self validation as a professional creative and we discuss the use of the name "Tidwell" as a useful verb in our industry.
Listen to the first part of the episode by clicking the player below. You can download the bonus content of the show by becoming a member of the Circle Of Trust here
We had the extreme pleasure of being guests on Adventures In Design's new morning show AID-AM, where Mark Brickey interviewed us on the creation of our ICON series. We dove in deep and discussed everything that it took from start to finish. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen, and be sure to check out the rest of AID's work on iTunes or their website.
We’re excited to announce a new series of work that’s been a few years in the making. On June 14, 2014, we opened our first ever solo show in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988 West. ICON is comprised of fifty 12” x 12” screen printed representations of iconic objects from some of our favorite films and tv shows. Each icon is a four color screen print with an edition size of 100 prints. The entire series goes on sale on July 15 in the DKNG store.
For a further description of the show, Peter Sciretta of /Film sums it up nicely:
"Every film has one. A signature prop, set, or location. Something that, in a single image, can represent the entire movie. The design team of Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman, also known as DKNG, call these images “Icons,” and they are the subject of their first ever solo show at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles.
The show, called simply ICON, is comprised of 50 pieces featuring iconic places and things from some of your favorite movies and TV shows of all time. Each piece is small – 12 inches square – and is of one thing that sums up an entire movie. And of course, each is done in DKNG’s distinctive bright, geometric yet detailed style.”
We’re excited to be back at SXSW where we’ll be exhibiting and selling our work at Flatstock, from March 13-15. You can find our booth in Exhibit Hall 4 of the Austin Convention Center. Our booth will be stocked with rare and sold-out posters no longer available in our online store, so swing by early to snag some limited edition gems. Flatstock is free to attend and open to the public.
Flatstock is open from 2pm-6pm on Thursday, March 13, and from 11am-6pm Friday-Saturday, March 14-15.
Join the Facebook event page here.
We're pleased to announce our second online class on skillshare.com! This class is for designers who want to bring their artwork to life in the form of a screen printed poster. We’ll teach you the steps to convert your digital design to screen-printable color separations and along the way you’ll learn how to create realistic textures and use halftones to maintain detail in your work. This is a self-paced course which includes 5 video lectures. You can enroll now and begin the class on or after December 11, 2013.