process video

Leon Bridges Los Angeles, CA Poster

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


Process Video


Close Up Shots

Jack White California Posters

Jack White is currently touring the US in support of his new album, Boarding House Reach, and we were happy to take on the poster duties for three of his California shows. For his first night in San Francisco, we did our take on a classic rusted-out hull of a car, set ablaze with Jack White blue flames. For night two in SF, we were inspired by Jack’s lyrics, combining a leather boot along with three birds lacing it up. Lastly, for Jack’s stop in Bakersfield, we took on a set of traditional locks and keys, with some Jack reference hidden throughout their decorative inlays.

Each poster in the series is an 18” x 24” three-color screen print on Classic Crest Epic Black 100 lb cover stock, with signed and numbered editions of 420 for each of the San Francisco shows, and 291 for the Bakersfield show. Check out our initial sketches below along with closeup photos of each print, as well as process videos for SF Night 2 and Bakersfield. All three Jack White posters go on sale in the DKNG store on Tuesday, August 21, at 9am Pacific Time.
 

Process Videos



Sketches & photos

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

Cabin Art Print Series

Prepare to get cozy this holiday season in one of our brand new cabins! The new Cabin Series of art prints depicts three different dwellings, each in its own environment and with a unique architectural style. Each print is a 14” x 11” three-color screen print on 100lb French Kraft-Tone paper. The series is comprised of Cascade (winter a-frame cabin), La Jolla (modern beach cabin), and Sedona (desert geodesic dome). 

Kicking off the release of the Cabin Series is a special offer for Black Friday weekend only! From Friday, November 24, through Monday, November 27, the Cabin Series Mega Pack includes all three prints, plus a cabin-themed embroidered patch AND enamel pin, all for the low price of $50! (a $76 value). Check out additional images of the prints, our initial sketches, as well as a process video documenting the creation of the prints below.


Initial Sketches


Process Video


Close Up Shots


Cabin Mega Pack


Cabin Enamel Pin & Embroidered Patch

The Decemberists 2017 Tour Poster

The Decemberists just took the West Coast by storm and we were happy to be tasked with creating a poster for the tour. We were inspired by Pacific Northwest road-tripping and the giant Sequoias and Redwoods that line the coast.

The poster is an 18” x 24” three color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach 100lb cover stock, with a signed and numbered edition of 950. Check out our initial concept sketch below along with close-up photos of the finished prints, as well as a video documenting our process of designing the poster. The Decemberists tour poster is now available in the DKNG Store


Concept Sketch


Process Video


Close Up Shots

Almanac San Francisco Taproom Murals

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

DKNG recently had the opportunity to take on a project that was a first for us…mural design. The challenge was to develop a multi-panel mural for Almanac Beer Co.’s new San Francisco taproom that tied into their existing brand, while also complimenting the new space without overpowering it. The solution turned out to be two separate murals - a large abstract mural featuring the Almanac logo, and a smaller, more detailed mural, featuring an isometric cityscape that incorporated both the Mission district of San Francisco where the taproom is located, along with existing Almanac branding and iconography from their fresh beer series. The murals also incorporate the color palette of the space including the natural wood tones of the bar and seating as well as the blue-gray tones of the hand-finished plaster walls. 

Check out our initial sketches for the murals below along with photos of the finished taproom. We also created a time-lapse process video of the awesome team from New Bohemia Signs painting the murals by hand. Their team of four sign painters spent six long days hand painting every inch of the murals! The Almanac San Francisco Taproom is now open at 2704 24th Street.
 

Time-Lapse Process Video


Initial Concept Sketches


Final Designs

Click image to enlarge


Finished Murals

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

Eater.com  / Patricia Chang

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

Eater.com / Patricia Chang

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

Phish Alpharetta, GA Posters

This past weekend, Phish performed two nights of sold out shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, GA, and we were thrilled to design a diptych poster set for the gig. While the two brontosauruses depicted might not be native residents of Georgia, they are enjoying the state’s famous peaches as they face off against each other. 

Each poster is an 18” x 24” four color screen print on French Construction Cement Green paper with a super limited artist edition of 50 available for sale. Check out a video documenting the design process below as well as our initial sketch and close up photos of the finished prints. The two posters are now available in the DKNG store.


Initial Concept Sketch


Close Up Shots


Process Video

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

311 Southern California Posters

311 Poster (March 5, 2016)

311 Poster (March 6, 2016)

As high school kids growing up in San Diego, 311 was part of the regular rotation of bands playing on our car stereos. Now over a decade later we’re excited to debut two new posters for the band’s upcoming shows in San Diego and Indio, California. Fans of the band will know that every year, March 11, is known as 311 Day, with these two shows serving as the lead up to the big day.

Each posters is an 18” x 24” three color screen print on Classic Crest Cream 110 lb. stock. There’s also a variant edition on rainbow foil, and a super limited run of uncut sheets - 36” x 24” prints including both posters. Check out our initial sketches as well as a process video and closeup photos of the finished prints below. These 311 posters are now available in the DKNG Store.
 

Foil Variants

311 Poster (March 5, 2016 Foil Variant)

311 Poster (March 6, 2016 Foil Variant)

Uncut Sheet

311 Poster (Uncut Sheet)

Process Video

Initial Concept Sketches

Client Proposal

Close Up Shots