Gig Poster

2018 Newport Folk Festival Poster

The historic Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island has been taking place since 1959, so we were honored to create the official poster for the 2018 edition of the festival. The festival is very much a product of its picturesque environment, and we were inspired by nearby landmarks like the Goat Island Lighthouse and the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, along with a few fantastical elements added in to capture the magical nature of the festival. 

The poster is an 18” x 24” three color screen print on 100lb Cougar Natural cover stock with a signed and numbered edition of 1,050 (only 50 of which are available online). Check out our initial sketch of the poster below along with close up photos of the finished print. The 2018 Newport Folk Festival Poster will be available today (Monday, July 30th) at 12pm PST in the DKNG Store while supplies last. 



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311 Reno, NV Posters

311 just kicked off their Endless Summer tour and we’re excited to share our poster for the first stop of the tour in Reno, Nevada. We were inspired by the summer surf van vibes of the tour and created an illustration of our favorite surf-mobile along with a kook-stack of boards on the roof for all five band members. 

The poster is a 24” x 18” three color screen print on 100 lb Classic Crest Cream paper, and a variant edition of 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 Tuesday, July 24th, at 10am PST in the DKNG store. Very limited quantities available.
 

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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.
 

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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.


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VIP POSTER

Van Morrison Los Angeles, CA Poster

One of our favorite artists, Van Morrison, is back on the road this year, and we had the privilege of creating a poster for his two-night stop in Los Angeles. We had fun with the Vegas poster we created for Van during his 2017 tour, and decided to add to the series with a Southern California themed neon sign, also printed on metallic rainbow foil.

The poster is an 18” x 24” three color screen print on 10pt Rainbow Foil with a signed and numbered edition of 275. Check out our initial concept sketch below along with close up photos of the finished print, and a process video documenting the design of the poster. The Van Morrison Los Angeles poster is now available in the DKNG Store.


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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


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St. Paul & The Broken Bones 2017 Tour Poster

One of our favorite bands, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, just wrapped up their tour of the West Coast, and in addition to catching their incredible Portland and San Francisco shows in person, we were thrilled to design the poster for the tour. We were inspired by the powerful, often spiritual energy of the band, and created an epic, flaming pipe organ that might be at home in the band’s collection of instruments.

The poster is an 18” x 24” two color screen print on 12pt Mirri gold foil paper with an edition size of 550. Check out the metallic shine of the gold paper in the photos below, along with our initial concept sketch and a video documenting our design process. The St. Paul & The Broken Bones tour poster is now available in the DKNG Store


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The Decemberists 2017 Tour Poster

The Decemberists just took the West Coast by storm and we were happy to be tasked with creating a poster for the tour. We were inspired by Pacific Northwest road-tripping and the giant Sequoias and Redwoods that line the coast.

The poster is an 18” x 24” three color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach 100lb cover stock, with a signed and numbered edition of 950. 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


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The DKNG Show (EP. 9)

Episode 9 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!

Radiohead Berkeley, CA Poster

One of our favorite bands in the world, Radiohead, recently played two nights of shows at the iconic Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA, and we were thrilled to create the gig poster for the run. We were inspired by the band’s recent abstract aesthetic as well as the lush setting of the Greek Theatre on UC Berkeley’s campus, and came up with a composition printed on three different paper colors to add some variety to the print edition. 

The poster is an 18” x 24” three color screen print with numbered artist editions of 20 on each of three different papers - French Pop-Tone Lemon Drop, French Pop-Tone Red Hot, and Gmund Matt 34. The posters also feature a metallic silver ink which you can check out in close up photos of the prints below, along with our initial design exploration.


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