Process

The National Greek Theatre L.A. Poster

The National returns to Los Angeles for 2019, and we wanted to followup our last L.A. freeway-centric poster for them with a more scenic part of Southern California. We decided to take on an aerial view of the beach including a lifeguard observing a stingray out in the water. This poster design originally included a shark in the ray’s place, but days before the concert, Matt Berninger was stung by a stingray while surfing, so we updated the art to reflect the true to life experience of the band.

The National Greek Theatre poster is an 18” x 24” five color screen print on 100lb Cougar Natural cover stock with a limited artist edition of 100 prints. Check out our original concept sketch and closeup photos of the prints below, along with a video documenting our design process. The National Greek Theatre L.A. will be available in the DKNG store on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.


Process Video


Initial Concept Sketch


Close Up Shots

Dave Matthews Band Bristow, VA Poster

For our latest poster for Dave Matthews Band for a show in Bristow, VA, some fitting inspiration seemed to be the band’s song "Virginia in the Rain”. We were inspired by the lyrics Come on let’s go there, let’s jump right in, We will rope swing to river swim, Virginia naked in the rain. Based on that sentiment, we created a fantastical world for a couple to swim, complete with their very own rope swing.

The poster is an 18” x 24” four-color screen print on Cougar Natural 100 lb cover stock. Check out a few close-up photos of the finished prints below, along with our initial concept sketch, and a video covering our design process. The Dave Matthews Band Bristow, VA poster is available in a very limited artist edition of 60 prints in the DKNG Store. Due to the limited nature, the sale is restricted to only one print per customer, and once the poster sells out it will not be available in the future. The Bristow poster goes on sale at 9am PST on Friday, July 26.


Initial Concept Sketch

Dave Matthews Band Bristow, VA Poster by DKNG


Process Video


Close Up Shots

311 Pittsburgh, PA Poster

311 Pittsburgh, PA Poster by DKNG

311 is touring in support of their new album Voyager, and we were thrilled to create a poster for their stop in Pittsburgh, PA. We decided to pay tribute to the city’s famous french fry and slaw filled sandwich with a 311 twist toasted into the bread.

The 311 Pittsburgh poster is an 18” x 24” four color screen print on 100 lb French Kraft-Tone Manilla Yellow paper, with a separate variant edition on 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 Monday, July 15th, at 9am PST in the DKNG store. Very limited quantities available.


Process Video


Initial Concept Sketch


Close Up Shots

The DKNG Show (EP. 26)

Episode 26 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up!

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The DKNG Show (EP. 25)

Episode 25 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up!

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Creative Works Skill Camp

A few years ago we had the pleasure of spending a few days in Memphis for the Creative Works conference, so we were excited to be invited back for their first ever Skill Camp, to lead a two-day immersive workshop covering our entire poster design and illustration process. It was a bit daunting to plan for a longer format session, but it was a fun challenge and even more fun to see the participants’ projects come to life over the course of the two days. We were blown away by the work that came out of the workshop and are thrilled to share some of the projects that were created here on the blog. Thanks to Josh and all of our students for making this a truly unforgettable and incredibly rewarding trip!


Workshop Photos


Student Projects

The DKNG Show (EP. 24)

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

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The DKNG Show (EP. 23)

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

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The DKNG Show (EP. 22)

Episode 22 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up!

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The DKNG Show (EP. 21)

Episode 21 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!