We recently worked up some designs for our client who was celebrating her thirtieth birthday. Her plans for celebration were to drive to Marfa, TX with family and friends to see the sites and the wonderful art that has blossomed in the W. Texas desert. The concept of the shirt was to play off Ed [...]
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Category Archives: Design
By RYANB | Published: April 13, 2013
Kong’s Ryan Burkhart was recently invited to UNT in Denton to produce a limited edition of prints with visual artist, Scott Ingram. The residency was one week long and yielded 2 finished editions of prints. Ryan and Scott gave a public talk about the collaboration and production of the prints. They also were excited to [...]
By RYANB | Published: December 17, 2012
Araguaney Screenprinting (Serigrafía) from M-lon on Vimeo. Check out this wonderful video of our recent collaboration of Miguel Gonzalez – M-Lon!
By RYANB | Published: December 16, 2012
M-Lon is the pseudonym of Miguel Gonzalez, an artist, illustrator and designer from Caracas, Venezuela. M-Lon is currently living in Austin, working on a new series of paintings and prints at Kong. Araguaney is the national tree of Venezuela and when you see the beautiful, full yellow trees spotting the green landscape, you understand why. M-Lon began working [...]
By RYANB | Published: September 10, 2012
Kong recently completed a new round of designs and shirts for The Bigsbys. All shirts are high quality ring spun cotton and printed with waterbased eco-friendly inks.
By RYANB | Published: August 9, 2012
Winning isn’t nearly as sweet when you’re supposed to win in the first place. Whether it is in sports or everyday life, there is no doubt about it – upset victories rule. The first in a series based around good lessons for life, there is more great stuff on the way. Image size 11×17 inches; [...]
By RYANB | Published: June 20, 2012
Over the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of teaching a one-on-one beginning screenprinting class to Alan Defibaugh, a talented independent designer and illustrator who works here in Austin. Alan approached me with a notebook filled with amazing sketches, as well as an iPad of digital work that transcribed his whimsical doodles into [...]
By RYANB | Published: April 28, 2012
KONG has been working on a great project with the organizer of Charlotte Startup Weekend, Jim Van Fleet. If you’re not familiar, Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects. The participants that attend [...]
By RYANB | Published: April 24, 2012
KONG recently completed a new limited edition series of prints with Austin based designer, Alejandro Ramirez. Commissioned by the Ampersand Studio and featured at the debut exhibition of the House Gallery, Ramirez created these clever prints as simple reminders of domestic daily must do’s. Ramirez says, The Home Chore print idea came to me when I [...]
By RYANB | Published: April 20, 2012
New screenprinted cards for KONGers Bruce and Ryan. With the overhaul we’ve recently completed with our new website and logo, we thought new cool calling cards were in order.