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Almanac Beer Co. Sournova Series Launch

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. 

311 Reno, NV Posters

311 just kicked off their Endless Summer tour and we’re excited to share our poster for the first stop of the tour in Reno, Nevada. We were inspired by the summer surf van vibes of the tour and created an illustration of our favorite surf-mobile along with a kook-stack of boards on the roof for all five band members. 

The poster is a 24” x 18” three color screen print on 100 lb Classic Crest Cream paper, and a variant edition of 10pt rainbow foil. We produced four separate color variations in total, with two exclusive to the DKNG store. Check out our initial concept sketch below along with close up photos of the finished prints, and a time-lapse video documenting our process of designing the poster. The 311 posters will be available Tuesday, July 24th, at 10am PST in the DKNG store. Very limited quantities available.
 

Process Video


Initial Concept Sketch


Close Up Shots

Adobe 'Learn Illustrator' Illustration

When Adobe launched Illustrator CC with its new ability to zoom in to your composition further than ever before, they commissioned us to create a hyper detailed illustration to demonstrate the new feature. That illustration of an astronaut inside his futuristic cockpit continues to make appearances in various Adobe tutorials including the current Illustrator launch screen. Click on the image above to check out some of the hidden details! 


Feature Within Illustrator

Initial Concept Sketch

Herbie Hancock Austin City Limits Poster

A giant of the jazz world and genre-bending pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock, just performed at ACL Live in Austin, TX, and we were honored to create a poster for the show. We were inspired by the intergalactic vibe of Herbie’s early work, as well as the setting of the venue in Texas hill country.

The poster is a four-color 18” x 24” screen print on 100 lb. Classic Crest Cream paper, with a limited edition of 300 prints. Check out our initial sketch of the poster below, along with close-up photos of the finished prints, as well as a video documenting our process of designing the poster. The Herbie Hancock ACL Live poster is now available in the DKNG Store


Initial Concept Sketch


Process Video


Close Up Shots

Almanac Beer Co. Tropical Galaxy

We’re excited to share our latest collaboration with Almanac Beer Co. on their new Tropical Galaxy beer, a Galaxy dry hopped sour farmhouse ale aged in oak barrels with mango, lime, and coconut. The name immediately conjured up imagery of 1960s sci-fi wrapped in a tropical vacation. We landed on a beach scene of an astronaut preparing to ride the waves of an alien planet, surrounded by the beer’s ingredients, along with some friendly alien wildlife.


Initial Concept Sketches

This project also gave us the opportunity to embrace the sci-fi cinema look by creating a limited edition poster to commemorate the beer’s release. The poster is an 18” x 24” 5 color screen print on rainbow metallic foil paper, giving the print a sparkling intergalactic appearance. The poster also made an appearance at the annual Screens ’n’ Suds charity event in Chicago with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mockingbird Foundation and Alzheimer's Association.


Poster Design

Almanac Beer Co. Tropical Galaxy Poster

Tropical Galaxy is now available at the Almanac Taproom in San Francisco and available throughout the country wherever finer beers are sold.

From Almanac:

"Tropical Galaxy is a cosmic elixir of lush equatorial flavors. We blended mangoes, lime and coconut together in oak foedres with our farmhouse-brett base beer to create a far out and funky tropical treat. We finished it with a generous dry-hopping of Australian Galaxy Hops, contributing aromas of passionfruit and citrus. Enjoy on your next intergalactic odyssey with fresh crab, jerk chicken or scallop ceviche."


Label Printing Process


Final Design

We've created the following design mockups of the finished label on both white and black backgrounds for your sharing convenience.

Almanac Beer Co. Tropical Galaxy (White Background)

Almanac Beer Co. Tropical Galaxy (Black Background)

Official Rogue One Magazine Cover

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters this week, and we’re excited to unveil the cover we designed for the special edition digital magazine available exclusively through Disney and Regal Cinemas. The cover illustration depicts a dual image of a newly introduced Death Trooper melding with the Death Star and its main weapon being constructed. Check out the closeup images below to see some of the more intricate details of the illustration, and you can also download your own copy of the magazine when purchasing tickets to Rogue One through Regal Cinemas.


Initial Concept Sketch/Proposal


Close Up Shots


Inspiration

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

Moog Inspired Art Goes Galactic

We're pleased to be participating in "SYNTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog" for the third year in a row (check out our 2010 and 2011 Moog inspired blog posts too).  For our submission this year, we decided to fuse Moog's iconic synthesizers with the cockpit of a spaceship to create an intergalactic music machine.  The show takes place at Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina this weekend October 26-28.  All proceeds from the sales at the festival benefit the Bob Moog Foundation which provides hands-on opportunities for children to learn about the science of sound and music.Our print is a 24" x 18" five-color screen print with the fifth color being a glow-in-the-dark overlay.  Rollover the image below and check out the close up shots below to see what is revealed when the glow layer becomes visible.  You can also see our initial brainstorming sketch below.  A black light is highly recommended for full enjoyment of this print which goes on sale Monday in our online store.
 

GLOWS IN THE DARK!

ROUGH SKETCH

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PRINT UNDER A BLACK LIGHT

Telescope Art Print

It's that moment you've all been waiting for. A couple months back we created a gig poster for Explosions in the Sky, and we mentioned that we would be coming out with an art print version of the poster shortly after. Well, as promised, above is the art print entitled Telescope.

The 24"x18" two color screen print has an edition of 200 and is now available in our online store.

Below are some close up shots of the the physical print.
 

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