Illustration

Almanac Beer Co. Brewery Mural

Of all the Almanac Beer Co. projects we’ve had the pleasure of taking on, perhaps the most exciting has been getting to create a large-scale mural for their new brewery in Alameda, CA. Almanac’s founders asked us to create an isometric scene (similar to our previous can illustrations) that was evocative of a map of the bay area, bridging their two homes of San Francisco and Alameda, while also infusing the design with lots of little easter eggs, paying tribute to some of their favorite pop culture icons. See if you can spot them all including Ren & Stimpy, Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Rick & Morty, Monty Python, and Firefly. 

The mural itself is a 40’ x 17’ behemoth, installed by the great team at Sterling Graphics in San Francisco. After considering both hand-painted and decal applications, the shear size and detail of the artwork led to the wallpaper style decal approach as the best option. You can see a video of the installation process below, along with our initial sketch and photo of the finished artwork, but we highly recommend stopping by the brewery to enjoy the mural in-person, paired with a cold pint. 


Timelapse Video


Initial Concept Sketch


Final Mural

Target House Heartwork 2017

Heartwork is a project designed to raise money for art supplies for the art room at Target House—a wonderful home-away-from-home for the families of children facing long-term treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Heartwork 2017 includes limited edition art prints from 10 great artists, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the art prints going to purchasing art supplies for St. Jude patients staying at Target House during their treatment. Our contribution is an 11” x 14” giclee art print entitled “Lead the Way”, with a limited edition of 50. 

Visit heartworkart.com to purchase one of the 10 designs while they last, and thanks to Target and Invisible Creature for inviting us to participate in an amazing cause! 


Lead The Way


Initial Concept Sketch


Target House

Target House
Target House


2017 Art Prints

New Moog Art Prints Benefiting the Bob Moog Foundation

We’re excited to announce our latest collaboration with the Bob Moog Foundation, in the form of a new edition of synthesizer inspired art prints. Each Moog-inspired art print is a reissue of the original editions previously released in conjunction with the Synth art shows at Moogfests 2010-2012. This second edition printing includes updated color palettes and glow-in-the-dark details for each edition of 150 prints. 

Fifty percent of profits benefit the Bob Moog Foundation to support their educational and historic preservation efforts. The four-color screen-printed posters are printed on French Paper Co. Pop-Tone papers. Check out photos of the art prints below as well as their glow-in-the-dark details. The three Moog art prints will be available in the DKNG Store while supplies last.
 

Moog Stack


Moog Console


Moog Command

Our New Skillshare Class: Adobe Illustrator Secrets

Here it is! We’re very excited to finally share with you our NEW Skillshare class, with five more of our favorite Adobe Illustrator Tips and Tricks! In this 40-minute class, we walk through real DKNG projects from Star Wars to Ghostbusters, to demonstrate how you can create dimensional effects that pop off the page. From simple tools like gradients and clipping masks to custom brushes and envelopes, we’ll cover how to use Illustrator in a whole new way. Join free with a 2-month Skillshare trial by clicking the link below.

The DKNG Show (EP. 8)

Episode 8 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!

Polar Bears Art Print Benefiting NRDC

In the spirit of holiday giving and protecting our planet, we’re excited to announce our new Polar Bears art print benefiting the National Resources Defense Council. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the print will be donated to NRDC, which works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.

The print itself is an 11” x 14” two-color screen print using two split-fountains on 100lb off-white recycled paper. The print is a timed edition which ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 27. The number of prints that sell in that time period will dictate the edition size of the print. All prints will be signed and numbered by DKNG. For orders made within the United States, every effort will be made for the prints to ship and arrive prior to Christmas, pending the final edition size. Please keep in mind orders shipped outside the United States will take longer to deliver, but should arrive by January 2017. Check out our initial sketch and process video of the print being designed below.
 

Initial Sketch


Geometry Guidelines


Process Video

The DKNG Show (EP. 4)

Episode 4 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!

Mastering Illustrator: Our Brand New Skillshare Class

We’re thrilled to share our latest Skillshare.com class which is out now! It’s a 40-minute class detailing our favorite Adobe Illustrator tricks of the trade that we use for a fast and efficient workflow. The class includes specific examples from our work with Star Wars, Back to the Future, SXSW, as well as personal design projects, and covers everything from simple keyboard shortcuts to more complex visuals like pattern strokes and vector halftones. Whether you're just starting out with Illustrator or have been using the software for some time, we hope you’ll find our tips will provide some new tools for increased efficiency and enhance your creative process.

Rocketeer Art Print Series

The new Rocketeer series of art prints explores three different planets, each with its own atmosphere, spacecraft, and solar system. Each print is a 16” x 20” four-color screen print on French Construction 100 lb cover stock. Included in the series are Europa on Nightshift Blue paper, Orion on Paver Red paper, and Aquarius on Timber Green paper. 


Initial Concept Sketches

Process Video

Close Up Shots

The DKNG Show (EP. 1)

New for 2016 we’ll be regular guests on your favorite podcast for creatives, Adventures In Design! The DKNG Show will be 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!