Explosions In The Sky: Poster and Print Design by DKNG

January 27, 2012
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Explosions In The Sky: Poster and Print Design by DKNG

DKNG is the combined multidisciplinary studio of Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman. This project—a show poster for the band Explosions in the Sky—is especially beautiful, with a variety of graphic treatments and styles converging to create the final, mystical design (with a great color palette to boot).

The duo had hoped they would someday get the chance to work on an Explosions in the Sky print, so when the opportunity arose, they wanted to make it a memorable one. Their design idea was inspired by an interview that described the band as producing a "Mammoth Sound." The process video below shows the design from sketch to finish, including reference images, the geometric construction, effect production and textures.

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The final poster was a 24″ x 18″ two-color print, screen printed on 80 lb. French Speckletone “Sand.” They also created an art print of the design without the text (unfortunately it's no longer available in the DKNG shop).

Some other hand-picked posts you might enjoy on our Design Blog:

New Prints Hot Off the Lego Letterpress by Physical Fiction
Oh, Expletive: A Project of Epic Odds and Clever Execution
Embossed Album Design by Martin Kvamme

Via @fezlab

Ward Andrews

Ward Andrews

Hi, I'm Ward Andrews. I started Design.org in 2009, you can read about why here. Thanks for participating in the Design.org Community. I also run an interactive agency called Drawbackwards. I love basketball, electronic music and creating experiences that improve daily life. You can follow me on Twitter @wardandrews.

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