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Ranger Ruth debuts at Outside Lands 2018

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.

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. 



Initial Concept Sketch


Close Up Shots

Alt-J Montreal Poster

Alt-J recently performed at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal, Canada and our poster from the show is now available. The band’s name refers to the keyboard shortcut for a delta symbol which has become the iconic symbol of the band. We chose to incorporate that shape into an impossible triangle, representing the complexity and layering of the band’s sound. The poster is an 18” x 24” three color screen print on Curious Metallics White Gold 92 lb paper with a limited edition of 160. Check out our initial sketch below as well as closeup photos of the diffusion dither printing method used to achieve the various shades of color in the finished print. The Alt-J Montreal poster is now available in the DKNG Store.
 

Initial Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

Alt-J Poster by DKNG

2015 Outside Lands Triptych Poster Set

The 8th annual Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco just wrapped up this weekend and we were happy to be on board to create the festival’s 2015 branding, including a triptych poster set commemorating each of the three days of incredible music and comedy lineups. The poster is inspired by the picturesque location of Golden Gate Park as well as many of the hidden gems in the park that regulars will recognize. Each poster in the set is a 12” x 24” four color screen print on 100 lb Cougar Natural paper with a limited edition of 500 prints (far fewer available online). Each day’s poster is available individually for $30 or buy a set of all three for $75. Check out our initial sketches below as well as close up photos of the finished prints. The Outside Lands Triptych Set is now available in the DKNG Store.


Initial Concept Sketches

Close Up Shots

Outside Lands 2015 Poster Triptych by DKNG