With Halloween here we’re super excited to share the full set of eight Universal Monsters pins that we’ve worked with Mondo and Universal Studios to create over the past several months. Each officially licensed pin comes on a custom metallic coffin backing card and includes a die cast metal finish and heavy duty rubber backing clasps. The series includes Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Invisible Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolfman, The Mummy, and The Phantom of the Opera. All eight pins are available now in the DKNG Store individually or in sets of four, and will ship starting the week of November 5. And be sure to check out the ultra-limited Silver Screen edition of the pins while they last!
Our latest project for Almanac Beer Co. launches us into uncharted galaxies with their new Sournova series of canned sour beers. Kicking off the series is Blueberry Sournova. These are barrel aged sours made with real fruit which any beer connoisseur will recognize as worlds apart from typical offerings, so we wanted to create something special with the labels by giving them out of this world metallic gradients and sparkles. Check out a few photos of the cans below courtesy of Almanac. Our friends at Down the Street Designs also collaborated on the project to create an awesome outer space animation of the can in action, which you can also check out below.
If you’re not ready to let the summer slip away just yet, keep it around a little longer with our new Ventana Art Print Series and Succulent Pin Pack. The new Ventana Series of art prints depicts three different window scenes, each with its own architectural style, succulent, and wildlife. Each print is an 11” x 14” four-color screen print on 100lb French Kraft-Tone Index Off-white paper. The series is comprised of Jalisco (agave), Oaxaca (saguaro), and Veracruz (prickly pear). The Succulent Pin Pack includes plants of the same three varieties with a rose gold die cast finish and heavy duty rubber backing clasps.
Kicking off the release of the Ventana and Succulent Series is a special offer for a limited time only! From Monday, October 8, through Sunday, October 14, the Ventana Mega Pack includes all three prints, plus all three enamel pins, all for the low price of $50! (a $90 value). Or if you purchase a single print from the series, you’ll receive a free pin during the same promotional period. Check out photos of the prints and pins, our initial sketches, as well as a process video documenting the creation of the prints below.
Jalisco Art Print and Agave Pin
Oaxaca Art Print and Saguaro Pin
Veracruz Art Print and Prickly Pear Pin
We love designing labels for all of the limited, special edition beers that Almanac creates, but we also love the beers that are most likely to find a home in a bottle shop near you. That’s why we’re happy to introduce Almanac’s new line of 16oz fresh beers that will be available year round, and with nationwide distribution. LOVE Hazy IPA, LOUD! Hazy DIPA, and VIBES Pilsner. Printed on metallized label stock, these super sparkly cans also contain a not-so-hidden word inside each geometric pattern. You can also try these new beers on draft at Almanac’s two bay area taprooms.
Fresh Beer Series
LOVE Hazy IPA
LOUD! Hazy DIPA
We’re excited to share our latest posters for The National, for their recent pair of shows at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Our work for The National over the years has focused on aerial views of various locations, and for their stop in LA, we knew we had to illustrate a labyrinth of freeways. For the two nights of shows, we created a diptych with the maze of ramps and streets spanning both posters.
The National posters are 18” x 24” four-color screen prints on 105 lb Stardream Silver cover stock, with a signed and numbered artist edition of 100 prints for each night. We also have a very limited number of uncut 36” x 24” poster sets. The National Los Angeles posters will go on sale at 10am PST on Monday, September 24 in the DKNG Store.
Initial Concept Sketch
Close Up Shots
One of our favorites, Leon Bridges, came through Los Angeles on his current tour and we were happy to create the official poster for his show at the historic Greek Theatre. Leon has a signature, vintage aesthetic that we attempted to capture in the scene of a midcentury California fuel station.
The poster is a 24” x 18” 5-color screen print which includes a split-fountain blend in the sky. It’s printed on French Paper Co. Kraft-Tone Index Off-White 100lb cover stock, with a limited artist edition of 50 prints. Check out close up photos of the print below, along with our initial concept sketch and a process video of the poster’s creation. The Leon Bridges Los Angeles poster will be available in the DKNG Store on Monday, September 17, at 10am PST.
Initial Concept Sketch
Close Up Shots
In recent years we’ve had the pleasure of working with Outside Lands music and arts festival in San Francisco, and this year we were happy to add a new character to the festival’s official mascots. Joining Golden Gate Park Ranger Dave is now Ranger Ruth! Check out our illustration of Ruth here, along with some photos of how the real life character made her inaugural appearance at the festival.
This year we had the distinct honor of creating the posters for the Citi Concert Series on NBC’s TODAY Show. For over twenty years, the biggest names in music have performed on the TODAY Show Plaza in Rockefeller Center and this year we had the privilege of making posters for musical legends such as Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood and Aerosmith. The summer lineup this year totaled a staggering 22 performances. The hero image above shows the full lineup and below is a selection of some of our favorite posters from the series.