DKNG Has Illustration on point, and Their Music Taste Ain’t Half Bad

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DKNG is a small illustration/branding studio hailing from Los Angeles, California. Now, when I say small, I actually mean that there are a total of two people that make up the entire studio. I don’t know about you but I find that to be pretty impressive, and if you aren’t convinced then just take a look at the myriads of projects riddled throughout their impressively minimal website. Despite the lack of hands, DKNG have accomplished more than most agencies packing 30+ employees and, judging from the rate of work being produced, it doesn’t seem like the will be slowing down any time soon.

Another thing to note is that they always have their hands full with big clients (Paramount Pictures, Oakley and Audi to name a few) and in amongst all this work they still find time to indulge in the joys of being illustrators. I recently stumbled across a music poster promoting a show for The Black Keys and absolutely had to find out who created it. I was not at all surprised to find out that it was crafted by none other than the 2 people working at DKNG. I was then less surprised (and more excited) to find truck loads of gig posters that were also designed and illustrated by them. To cut a long story short, these two dudes (Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman) have their illustration game on point and the bands that they create for are exceptionally good too. You should probably do more research on this.








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Published by Ross

Ross grew up on the wrong side of the Jukskei. He studied at Vega and was awarded the Top Student prize at his graduation. After working as a freelancer for four years, he founded Nicework with Ben Vorster. He has a penchant for Scandinavian wood furniture and really nice shirts. He is open to bribery- all iPads are welcome. He also likes chocolate cake and is happily married.

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