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The DKNG Show (EP. 24)

Episode 24 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up!

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!

The DKNG Show (EP. 23)

Episode 23 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up!

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!

Under Armour Hydration Infographic

Our latest project for Under Armour is a hydration and water usage infographic for their online channels. We were tasked with designing and illustrating the benefits and impact of ditching disposable water bottles. You can also check out Under Armour’s coverage over on the My Fitness Pal Blog

Under Armour Summer Countdown Infographic

Our latest project for Under Armour is their 10-Point Summer Countdown to a Healthier You. We were tasked with designing and illustrating ten key tips for getting your summer off to a healthy start. You can also check out Under Armour’s coverage over on the My Fitness Pal Blog

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

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.

Bluebeam Software Illustrations

Bluebeam Inc. creates software for architects, engineers, and contractors, and we were thrilled to contribute to their rebranding effort by producing a series of illustrations depicting the range of clients that their products serve. The scalable illustrations range in subject matter from an engineer overseeing a stadium construction site to an oil and gas working on a floating oil rig. The illustrations are currently featured on the Bluebeam website as well as in their new ad spot for Bluebeam Revu. Check out the illustrations below along with our initial sketches and video of the illustrations coming to life.


Animated Video


Initial Concept Sketches


Website Icons

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.

Our New Skillshare Class: Illustrating An Icon Set

We're excited to share our latest Skillshare.com class which is now live! In this class you'll learn to design a cohesive icon series, inspired by your favorite movies. The idea behind the class was sparked by our poster celebrating Paramount Pictures’ 100th Anniversary, in which we designed 100 unique icons representing a movie from each year of the studio's history.

From sketching and concept development to final execution, we'll share how to distill complex subject matter into recognizable small-scale designs. You’ll learn how to:

  • Use reference imagery to simplify a complex subject into a single image
  • Create a limited color palette that works across a series
  • Establish design rules to ensure consistency across your image set

From small-scale projects like buttons and pins to professional branding work where consistency is key, students will leave this class with an arsenal of design tools to utilize again and again. This class joins more than 10,000 classes on Skillshare, an online learning community where anyone can discover, enroll, or even teach a class in design, entrepreneurship, and more.

Van Morrison Las Vegas, NV Poster

This past weekend, Van Morrison played two sold out shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and as long time fans, we were honored to create the official gig poster for the event. We were inspired by the vintage neon signs that have lined the Las Vegas strip, and created Van’s own custom sign. The entire edition of posters is printed on metallic rainbow foil which gives the neon and lightbulbs in the sign a convincing shimmer when viewed in person. 

The poster is an 18” x 24” three color screen print on 10pt Rainbow Foil with an edition size of 400. Check out our initial concept sketch below along with close up photos of the finished print, and a process video documenting the design and printing of the poster. Thanks to our friends at Monolith Press for the stellar print job. The Van Morrison Las Vegas poster is now available in the DKNG Store.
 

Initial Concept Sketch


Process Video


Close Up Shots