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!
The much anticipated followup to our original Nectarine Cobbler beer label, for Almanac’s Fruit Cobbler, a whole bunch of larger than life blueberries joined the fun, and we also added new metallic elements to the label giving it some extra shimmer. With much of our packaging work sticking to aluminum cans, it was fun to revisit one of our favorite bottle shapes for this barrel aged sour.
We don’t often dip our toes into the country music world but when we do it’s always a fun ride. This was the case for a recent set of posters we created for Eric Church’s two-night stop in Toronto, Canada as part of his Double-Down Tour. We decided to run with the gambling theme and create a set of classic casino slot machines, but with lots of Eric and Canada specific references thrown in.
Each poster is a 12” x 24” four color screen print on French Kraft-Tone Manilla Yellow 100lb cover stock. Each poster has a super limited artist edition of 50 pieces. Check out our initial sketch below along with closeup photos of the finished prints and a time-lapse video documenting our design process. You can also get a look at the “Chief” poster that was available exclusively at the show. The Eric Church Toronto posters go on sale on Tuesday, March 12, at 10am PST in the DKNG Store.
Chief Merchandise Poster
Initial Concept Sketch
Close Up Shots
We’re excited to announce that DKNG will be returning to Memphis this spring for an immersive two-day vector illustration workshop at the Creative Works Skill Camp! Join us on April 4-5 for an intimate, in-person workshop detailing our poster illustration and design process, from concept development through final execution. The workshop includes 16 hours of instruction along with keynote talks each night. The workshop is limited to only 30 participants so sign up now to reserve your spot!
We’ve always been big fans of the Back to the Future franchise and hoped to someday have the opportunity to illustrate the iconic DeLorean from the film. Thanks to Mondo, that dream came true in the form of both vinyl packaging and now two ultra large 36” x 24" limited edition screen prints.
The art itself is inspired in many ways by the depictions of the DeLorean that came before it. We knew that a profile view of the car has been interpreted by countless artists in many beautiful ways, so our goal was to create a new take on this viewpoint by zeroing in on the detail of the time machine, both exterior and interior through the open gull-wing doors, all while having fun with including a few easter eggs. Creating the main edition of the poster in a neon 80’s color palette was a must, but just in case it wasn’t colorful enough, we created the variant edition on rainbow foil for an extra shimmery effect.
Each posters is a 36” x 24” four color screen print. The main artist edition of 60 prints is signed and numbered by DKNG on 100 lb. white cover stock. The variant has a super limited edition of 35 and is printed on 10pt metallic rainbow foil. Both prints are available in the DKNG Store on Monday, January 7, at 10am PST. Limit one of each poster per customer, these prints are limited editions that will not be reprinted. Check out close up photos of the finished prints below. You can also check out the original vinyl packaging here.
Close Up Shots
Occasionally Dave Matthews Band will release a limited variant gig poster to be paired with a new addition to their Live Trax recording series from their live shows. We were happy to hear that the band’s recent Noblesville, Indiana concert was one such show, so we’re excited to announce the rerelease of our Noblesville poster in a special limited metallic color variant.
The new poster is an 18” x 24” three-color screen print on 10pt gold foil cover stock. Check out a few close-up photos of the finished prints below. You can view our initial concept sketch and a video covering our design process in our original blog post. The Dave Matthews Band Noblesville Live Trax 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.