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: KONG Work
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: October 18, 2012
We Print Stuff on Things – it’s not just a catchy slogan, it’s an approach to problem solving in the studio that clearly defines what we do. And Etsy likes our approach and attitude to our craft, because they support and value craftsmanship and creativity. Kong began printing for Etsy during SxSW when we received [...]
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 18, 2012
Although it sucks to be a burnout, wearing a burnout is hot stuff! Check out the new versions of our popular Austin, Texas design on neon burnout tees. Available in Neon Green, Neon Orange, and Neon Blue. Neon Pink is Coming Soon! Just in time for back to school, you can show your spirit and love [...]
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: May 22, 2012
Kong is very excited to see Dale Dudley featured on the cover of the Austin Monthly sporting our stylish “Welcome to Austin” T-shirt. We are also proud to be featured as a local business, with a nice little write up of the story of the how the shirt’s creation. It’s on news stands now, so [...]