Category Archives: Local

Brittany prints the Death Star!

Brittany (@QuasiBrit) and Eric (@EricHighland) from The Austinot like to ask questions and blog about the answers. And you know what?  They are really great at it! So, when they contacted us via twitter to set up a time to swing by Kong, we said, “C’mon over and we’ll share with you everything we know about screenprinting and design.”

We enjoyed showing them around the studio, talking about our business and creative approach,  and even teaching Brittany to squeegee some ink through a screen. Check out the great article they published and feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments section. After you’re done with that, make sure you click on the food and drink section and read about Eric and Brittany’s never ending search for the Best Burger Joint in Austin, you’ll enjoy the analysis and it’ll save you a lot of  legwork.



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 for Austin!

Made especially for Austin Gals in 3 sweet colors – Neon Green, Neon Orange, and Neon Blue. Go ahead and click on those pictures over there to the left to see all the beautiful colors.

Printed on sweet cotton/poly blended neon burn out tees. These beauties are the height of fashion. These are Juniors cut and run small. Check the sizing chart here.

Get one for yourself and two for your friends here!


Kong is proud to announce that our designs are now available at Parts and Labour on S. Congress Ave. P&L has been a long time advocate of Texas based artists, designers and craftspeople; in fact, they only sell work produced by folks here in the Lone Star State!

Kong posters and T-shirts are available now at Parts and Labour.

See you on South Congress!

Kong is excited to participate in  Go Local Austin, The Nation’s Best Local Rewards Card. You can now use your card at Kong to and save 10% off all retail purchases or 10% off commercial orders of $100 or more.  Go Local offers shoppers and local businesses a great new way to support the Austin community with one smart and simple loyalty card!

If you have already have a card, you can use the code printed on the back to save 10% on your total order from our online store- just enter the code when you are checking out. If you prefer to come visit us and buy direct from the studio, be sure to show us your card and save!  If you don’t have a card, we have them available for $15 (currently available at the studio only, coming soon to the Kong Shop).

You can not only use them to save on cool screenprinting and design projects with us, but also at other great local businesses such as Torchy’s, Alamo Drafthouse,  The Highball and others. For a list of other businesses that accept the Go Local Card, you can visit their website or download the Go Local app to your iPhone or Android Device


Our friends at Thirsty Planet Brewery will be celebrating their 2nd birthday this Sunday. The brewers at Thirsty Planet (T.P.P) are passionate about their beer and work very hard to make exciting new flavors for the people in Austin to enjoy. Their work also is quite hot to do, something we at Kong can relate to as our studio is not air conditioned either. T.P. wanted to make sure that their new shirts were printed with pliable, soft, eco-friendly waterbased inks on lightweight, breathable cotton poly blends so that the brewers could focus on their work without being overwhelmed with the heat in the brewery. We worked extensively with their team to make sure that new shirts featuring their signature beers would be stylish and functional.

Happy Birthday, Thirsty Planet, and here’s to many, many more!