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DKNG + Mondo Official Gremlins Pin Set

As children of the ‘80s, we grew up with the movie Gremlins and were thrilled to partner with Mondo to produce an officially licensed set of three enamel pins commemorating the movie. The series includes Gizmo in three iconic scenes including Showtime (Gizmo sings for the first time while playing the piano), Uh Oh (Gizmo hiding inside the motorcycle helmet), and Beep Beep (Gizmo behind the wheel in the Malibu Barbie toy convertible).

The Gremlins soft enamel pins all include a copper die cast finish, and heavy duty rubber backing clasps. Available individually or as of set of three at a special rate. Check out photos of the pins below by the talented Wonderful Mystical. The Gremlins pins are now available in the DKNG Store


Initial Concept Sketches


Showtime


Uh Oh


Beep Beep

The DKNG Show (EP. 10)

Episode 10 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!

Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Enamel Pins

We’re excited to announce the release of our first set of officially licensed enamel pins celebrating the 30th Anniversary of one of our favorite films, Labyrinth, in association with Mondo and The Jim Henson Company. These soft enamel pins are available individually or as a set of three including Fireys (copper two-piece pin), The Worm (gold finish pin), and Sir Didymus (silver finish pin). Each pin includes heavy duty rubber backing clasps ensuring a secure fit. 


Initial Concept Sketches


Fireys Two-Pin Set


The Worm Pin


Sir Didymus & Ambrosius Pin

Alien Enamel Pins

With the release of Alien: Covenant, we were happy to collaborate with Mondo and Twentieth Century Fox to release a pair of commemorative enamel pins. From the original Alien, a black nickel finish Xenomorph pin, and from Aliens, a silver nickel Queen pin. Both double posted pins include rubber backing clasps to ensure a secure fit. Both Alien pins are now available in the DKNG Store individually or as a paired set


Initial Concept Sketches


Aliens: Queen Pin


Alien: Xenomorph Pin

Mondo Spider-verse Poster

After years in the making, we're excited to unveil our most recent collaboration with Mondo - two posters cataloging the history of the Spider-verse and the many incarnations of Spider-men, women, and characters that have existed throughout the history of the franchise. Both posters are timed editions that go on sale on Thursday, March 23, at 10am CST exclusively through the Mondo web store. The sale runs until Sunday, March 26, at 10am CST. The number of prints purchased during the three day sale will determine the edition size.

The regular edition (yellow) and variant edition (blue) each feature their own unique groupings of 64 characters from the Spider-verse with 75 unique characters across both posters. The regular edition is a seven color 24" x 36" screen print while the variant edition adds an eighth color and is also 24" x 36". Check out the video below introducing the posters as well as a gallery of all the Spideys below. You can also check out Alamo Drafthouse's blog Birth. Movies. Death. for an in depth look at the creation of the posters.


Introduction Video


Spider-verse Gallery

Click on the images below to get a close up look at any Spidey suit.

Back to the Future Trilogy Box Set

In 2015 we arrived in the future that Marty McFly visits in Back to the Future Part II, and to commemorate the historic date, Mondo released a first ever box set of the musical score from all three films. We were thrilled to collaborate with them on the package design which, as Mondo explains, was the first of its kind: 

“We're thrilled to unveil a 6-LP vinyl box set for the trilogy for one of the most celebrated film scores of all time, with music fully restored from original master recordings under the supervision of composer Alan Silvestri. This marks the first time the score has ever been made available in a box set in any format, the first time the original film score has been available on vinyl and includes never-before-released tracks from the sequels. The collectible packaging for the box set was designed by DKNG Studios, highlighting the DeLorean’s iconic fire trails in each film’s setting. Screenwriter Bob Gale contributed exclusive liner notes for the box set.”

- Mondotees.com 

All music Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri
Deluxe gatefold jackets with artwork unique to the box set housed in a hardshell slipcase
6XLPs all pressed on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
Featuring exclusive liner notes by screenwriter Bob Gale

Initial Concept Sketches

DKNG on Episode 213 of Adventures In Design

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

Jurassic Park Mondo Poster

With Jurassic World opening in theaters last week, Mondo Gallery in Austin opened their latest exhibition “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth”, showcasing new works based on the Jurassic Park films. Our contribution to the show is a Velociraptor infographic, designed as if it existed within the park itself. The poster is packed with info specific to the Michael Crichton/Steven Spielberg version of the dinosaur which also makes an appearance in the latest film in the Jurassic series. 

"Jurassic Park: Velociraptor" is a 24” x 18” four color screen print on Curious Metallics Lustre paper with an artist edition of 60 prints. Check out our initial sketch below as well as closeup photos of the finished print. The poster is now available in the DKNG Store.

 

Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

Wizard of Oz Mondo Posters

We’re excited to announce the release of our Wizard of Oz posters in three versions. The prints feature Dorothy's carriage drawn by The Horse of a Different Color as she enters the Emerald City. You can check out the scene from the film below. When approaching a film as iconic as The Wizard of Oz, we wanted to find a unique focal point beyond the main iconography of the film. The Horse of a Different Color occupies just a brief scene, but proved to be a great subject for a print series that includes the three different colors - purple, red, and yellow - that the horse takes on in the film. 

The poster is a four color screen print on French Speckletone Starch Mint paper with a super limited artist edition of 20 of each color. Each print shares three ink colors with the fourth screen customized to provide the color change for each of the three horses. Check out our initial sketch below as well as close up photos of the finished prints. The Wizard of Oz posters are now available in the DKNG Store.

 

Horse of a Different Color Scene

Initial Sketch

Close Up Shots

The Dark Knight Tumbler Poster

2014 marked the 75th Anniversary of Batman, and we were thrilled to create an official poster for Mondo and DC Comics to commemorate a more recent addition to the Batman universe: the Tumbler. Despite its military appearance, the new incarnation of the Batmobile actually has its roots in the 1950s television version of the Batmobile, according to Christopher Nolan and production designer Nathan Crowley. The two vehicles share similar features including tail fins and a rear jet engine. The Tumbler in the print is at home in the Dark Knight’s ultra-modern Batcave.

The Tumbler is a 24” x 18” two color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach paper and is available in a super limited artist edition of 50 posters. Check out a few closeup images of the finished print below as well as our initial concept sketch. The Tumbler will be available in the DKNG store on Monday, January 12, 2015 at a random time.

 

Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

The Dark Knight Tumbler Poster by DKNG