November 15 & 16 and November 22 & 23
11am – 6pm
4704 East Cesar Chavez at the Artpost
November is here, fall temperatures have finally fallen into place and we all know what that means…It’s time for the East Austin Studio Tour. Kong is excited to be a part of it again this year and will have lots for our visitors to see and do!
Come out to the Artpost, the premier stop on the tour with over 35 artists, designers, creatives and craftsmen! KONG will open our studio to the public, showcase our creative designs and demonstrate the screenprinting process. We’ll have a lot of exciting things to you to see and do. Make your own t-shirt, enjoy some of Austin’s nationally recognized food truck vittles, enjoy a craft beer, and take in the all of the art.
We were pretty excited to collaborate with The Grassy Knoll on new shirts promoting the release of their upcoming record Electric Verdeland Vol. 1. Check out this cool video documenting the printing of their shirts. You can dance to it, if you like.
the grassy knoll T-Shirt from the grassy knoll on Vimeo.
If you like high-quality American made leather work, Noah Marion Quality Goods has likely been on your radar for the last couple of years. Noah’s masterful leather goods have made quite an impression on locals here in Austin, and have been recognized nationally for excellence, style and simple elegance.
It’s been a pleasure to watch our friend’s business grow and prosper over the last couple of years. Now, NMQG is entering a new phase! He is opening a brand new production and retail location at 2053 S. Lamar Blvd.
Kong is very excited to help launch NMQG’s new retail location by sponsoring their grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 6-10pm. There will be food and drink, coffee and libations and (of course) custom screenprinted t-shirts you can pick up at the event! Please come out, support local business and Congratulate Noah on all his hard work and dedication!
Saturday, Aug 23. 6-10pm
Photography by Dennis Burnett | Styling by Robin Huney-Cutt and Makeup by Allie Towell
Kong owners Bruce Braden and Ryan Burkhart were recently selected as one of 12 CEO’s to Trust in 2014 by the Austin Phoenix. We are honored to be included in this series that focuses on CEO’s who practice humility and work hard to move beyond mistakes. Other interviews include: Brian Sharples of HomeAway; Bridget Dunlap of Dunlap ATX, Chris Taylor of Square Root; Jennifer Sinski and Miles Dahmann of RSVPster; Joe Lozano of Third Coast Coffee; Kendall Harter of Blue Matrix Labs; Lou Earle of Austin Fit Magazine; and Michael Portman and Jayson Rapaport of Birds Barbershop.
Thank you, Austin Phoenix for including us. Check out the article here.
Photography by Dennis Burnett; Styling by Robin Huney-Cutt; Makeup by Allie Towell.
We’re pretty low key around Kong, and we would never make much ado about nothing, but when something is really great for our community, you can bet we’re going to make a big ado about it….
Present Company will be presenting SHAKESPEARE AT THE MARKET: Much Ado About Nothing on the Whole Foods Market rooftop, April 18th-May 11th, Friday,Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 7. The performances are FREE, but a donation of $10-$20 is encouraged for guests who are able to support. The event promises to be a magical night of innovative Shakespearean comedy, live music, and food and wine under the stars. For more info, please click here.
About Present Company
Present Company is a nonprofit theatre collective sponsored by the Austin Creative Alliance. Founded in 2010, Present Company
aims to produce accessible, vital, and immediate theatre of the past, present and future, in unexpected ways and unexpected places
throughout Austin. The creators of the magical Shakespeare on the Farm series at Rain Lily Farm, Present Company strives to make
moving theatrical art that broadens our hearts and minds, and helps to sustain the cultural community of Austin. Learn more about Present Company by clicking here to visit their website.
Kong is pleased to sponsor this production and hope you and yours can enjoy one of the performances.
KONG Screenprinting and Design invites you to join us for Springworks – fresh visual culture, a springtime event at the Artpost featuring new visual art creations by over thirty local artists and designers producing visual art locally, many of whom are recognized nationally.
Discover fresh new visual art in a variety of media including sculpture, screen printing, video production, jewelry, textiles, painting and mixed media. There is a wide variety of styles and approaches to making contemporary art featured at Springworks.
The Artpost is Austin’s premier artist community and home to more than 30 contemporary artist and designers whose works are shown locally, nationally and internationally in galleries, boutiques, museums and other cultural venues.
Location: The Artpost, 4704 East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
Date & TImes:
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Noon – 8pm
Sunday, April 13, 2014, Noon – 6pm
Kong has the pleasure of working with a lot of fantastic start up businesses who have innovative ideas they are bringing to the market place. One of those businesses is Austin’s own FAVOR. If you need anything delivered, just ask for a FAVOR by using their iOS and Android App.
Kong is thrilled to be working with FAVOR to print all of the t-shirts and tanks that their amazing Runners wear. It keeps them cool and makes sure your delivery arrives in style!
TOMS Shoes is launching their new Austin store on March 11th, 2014 on S. Congress. To celebrate the new launch, TOMS collaborated with Alyson Fox, an Austin based designer who has worked with the likes of West Elm and Hawkins New York. Her work has been profiled in the Elle, The New York Times, Vogue, Style and many others.
When TOMS contacted Kong about printing Alyson’s designs on 150 pair of their classics, we didn’t hesitate. A first round of prototyping proved challenging as the shoes are designed with a raised seam that traverses the front toe cap. The problem was how to get the squeegee to ride evenly over the front of the shoe so that the right amount of ink could be deposited and provide a sharp crisp look to Alyson’s minimal design. Initial tests were promising, but we knew we would have to work very hard to make printing on an after production shoe look seamless.
Kong’s printers and problems solvers, Brian Phillips, Bruce Braden and Katie Neustaedter put their heads together and devised a system that got us the high quality results we demand of ourselves. In particular, Brian built a custom printing template that would allow for precise placement of the graphic with just the right amount of ink to make the design pop. We would tell you how he did it, but we’d have to. . .well, you know.
Kong and TOMS were quite pleased with the results – 150 limited edition Classics that will be available at the launch of TOMS new store on March 11th. We hope to see you at the launch!