DKNG + Mondo Official Gremlins Pin Set

As children of the ‘80s, we grew up with the movie Gremlins and were thrilled to partner with Mondo to produce an officially licensed set of three enamel pins commemorating the movie. The series includes Gizmo in three iconic scenes including Showtime (Gizmo sings for the first time while playing the piano), Uh Oh (Gizmo hiding inside the motorcycle helmet), and Beep Beep (Gizmo behind the wheel in the Malibu Barbie toy convertible).

The Gremlins soft enamel pins all include a copper die cast finish, and heavy duty rubber backing clasps. Available individually or as of set of three at a special rate. Check out photos of the pins below by the talented Wonderful Mystical. The Gremlins pins are now available in the DKNG Store


Initial Concept Sketches


Showtime


Uh Oh


Beep Beep

The DKNG Show (EP. 20)

Episode 20 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!

Blue Wheel Playing Card Photography by Wonderful Mystical

We’re always keeping an eye out for great photography of our products, and one day came across these photos on Instagram and were immediately smitten. German photographer Ferdinand Göldner, aka Wonderful Mystical, is a big fan of playing card art and crafted a beautiful backdrop for our Blue Wheel Playing Cards in his photography below. Since then we’ve hired Ferdinand to capture many of our newest products, like our Universal Monsters enamel pins. Stay tuned for more wonderfully mystical work from Ferdinand as we continue to partner with him in the future.

DKNG ‘Black Wheel’ Playing Cards

Just in time for Black Friday is our new deck of Black Wheel Playing Cards! They’re the same great quality as the originals, manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company, and with a fresh new color palette. With the help of our friends Dan & Dave at Art of Play, we designed a completely original deck from the tuck case to the face cards and everything in between, now available in your choice of black, red, blue, or green. The tuck case includes an embossed black-on-black foil stamp on thick kraft paper and a new complementary color palette for the cards. These are standard Poker size playing cards with an air-cushion finish, just like the Bicycle cards you’re used to from the U.S. Playing Card Co. Check out closeup images of the cards below. ‘Black Wheel’ decks are now available in the DKNG Store.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Anniversary Poster

It’s not often that the gig poster and sports worlds collide, so we were excited to take on a project for the Anaheim Ducks to commemorate their 25th season. The 10 poster series includes lots of great artists and for our contribution, we were asked to pay tribute to the team's ’03-’06 era purple & black jerseys. 

The 16” x 20” giclee posters are part of a limited run of 100 numbered prints, with all proceeds benefiting local Anaheim non-profits. Available at the Honda Center while supplies last, 20 of the posters will be signed by Ducks players. Check out the artwork above as well as our initial concept sketch below.



Initial Concept Sketch


Poster Signing

Grand Canyon at Night National Park Poster

We’re excited to announce the followup to our original Grand Canyon National Park poster as part of the Fifty-Nine Parks poster series celebrating all of America’s National Parks. The Grand Canyon provides all kinds of experiences based on the time of day, so for this poster we attempted to capture the dusk through nightfall atmosphere at the park, capturing both the last moments of sun casting light on the red cliff faces, while also seeing the stars and Milky Way come into view at this epic stargazing location. The park’s wildlife also makes appearances at night, including the mountain lion pictured in this illustration. 

The poster is an 18” x 24” five color screen print on 100 lb. French Construction Pure White paper and is part of an open edition. Check out our initial sketch of the poster below as well as close-up photos of the finished print. The Grand Canyon at Night National Park poster is now available in the DKNG Store.


Initial Concept Sketch


Close Up Shots

Universal Monsters Enamel Pin Series

With Halloween here we’re super excited to share the full set of eight Universal Monsters pins that we’ve worked with Mondo and Universal Studios to create over the past several months. Each officially licensed pin comes on a custom metallic coffin backing card and includes a die cast metal finish and heavy duty rubber backing clasps. The series includes Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Invisible Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolfman, The Mummy, and The Phantom of the Opera. All eight pins are available now in the DKNG Store individually or in sets of four, and will ship starting the week of November 5. And be sure to check out the ultra-limited Silver Screen edition of the pins while they last! 


Initial Concept Sketches


Universal Monsters: Pin Pack Vol I


Universal Monsters: Pin Pack Vol II


The Wolfman


Creature from the Black Lagoon


The Bride of Frankenstein


Frankenstein


Dracula


The Phantom of the Opera


The Invisible Man


The Mummy

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. 

The DKNG Show (EP. 19)

Episode 19 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!

Ventana Art Print Series & Succulent Pin Pack 

If you’re not ready to let the summer slip away just yet, keep it around a little longer with our new Ventana Art Print Series and Succulent Pin Pack. The new Ventana Series of art prints depicts three different window scenes, each with its own architectural style, succulent, and wildlife. Each print is an 11” x 14” four-color screen print on 100lb French Kraft-Tone Index Off-white paper. The series is comprised of Jalisco (agave), Oaxaca (saguaro), and Veracruz (prickly pear). The Succulent Pin Pack includes plants of the same three varieties with a rose gold die cast finish and heavy duty rubber backing clasps.


Kicking off the release of the Ventana and Succulent Series is a special offer for a limited time only! From Monday, October 8, through Sunday, October 14, the Ventana Mega Pack includes all three prints, plus all three enamel pins, all for the low price of $50! (a $90 value). Or if you purchase a single print from the series, you’ll receive a free pin during the same promotional period. Check out photos of the prints and pins, our initial sketches, as well as a process video documenting the creation of the prints below.


Process Video


Jalisco Art Print and Agave Pin


Oaxaca Art Print and Saguaro Pin


Veracruz Art Print and Prickly Pear Pin