Low Ticket Alert! The 2018 Dark Star Orchestra Jam in the Sand is close to selling out. If you wanted to join DSO and the rest of the Jammers in Jamaica, you better act quick! Special guests Hot Tuna and Rumpke Mountain Boys will play multiple sets throughout the festival. JAM IN THE SAND VI, returns to the all-inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, January 18-22, 2018. Should be Fire! Don’t Delay. […]
Kathy Jacobson and partner Constantine Faller of Broadwell Hill Farm logo design for “Mamaka’s Boutique Wormery”…. – If you don’t know these folks, you should.. The Broadwell Hill Sustainable Forest Farm & Off-Grid Learning Center includes a vermiculture division with mid-scale operations to provide Eisenia fetida/andrei vermicomposting earthworms, vermicompost soil amendment, aka worm castings, with cooperative food scraps recovery services.
Chicory Inn & Orchards logo for Charlene Suggs, who runs a sweet B&B at the entrance of Wisteria Festival Grounds. It’s a Bed and Breakfast in Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio. 3 rooms offered in a relaxed rural location 30 minutes south of Athens, OH /20 minutes north of Pomeroy, OH and the Ohio river/West Virginia. Breakfast features local food and meal for two. Guests may stroll along mowed paths to see gardens and heirloom […]
If Brew Week marks the beginning of Summer and Paw Paw Festival the end of Summer then Halloween definitely marks the beginning of the Fall season in Athens. Halloween used to mark the final weeks of OU’s academic term, but now that they moved to semesters, Halloween falls right in the middle. The annual Halloween in Athens block party will be held this year on October 28th. This year’s design is a salute to the […]
The 19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival took place Sept. 15-17, 2017. As much Ohio Brew kicks off the summer, the Ohio Paw Paw Festival marks the end of it. Record crowds of happy folks flooded scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio and enjoyed 3 days of Pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainability workshops and family activities! KMS has been there since the beginning, and we couldn’t be prouder to support such a wonderful […]
Just catching up from a busy summer. One of the most popular summer events in Athens is Ohio Brew Week. It brings together brewers from all over Ohio to share ideas, news and recipes, and of course, plenty of beer. Big shout out to Brandon Thompson for organizing the event and letting KMS create the poster art. It was a very popular poster this year. We received many positive compliments. Thank You to all who […]
Everyone here at KMS is counting down to the Dark Star Jubilee. We’re really excited! We can’t wait! So to pass the time we thought we would debut the artwork for the Dark Star Orchestra Summer Tour. They’re are playing a special acoustic show in DC in August. Be sure to check it out. See you at the Jubilee!
I have been creating artwork for Dark Star Orchestra for several years now. It is always a pleasure to work with them on the DSO Jubilee and their Spring and Fall Tours. But when the band asked me to design the logo to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of DSO, well, I was literally blown away. You see, I cut my teeth in the t-shirt biz by hustling GD shirts on Shakedown Street in the LOT. […]
Super excited to do the artwork for the 2017 Dark Star Jubilee! Thank You Tim Walther and the kind folks of DSO for this awesome yearly opportunity. I couldn’t feel more Honored or Blessed. Also, Congratulations to the band for their 20th Anniversary! Damn hard thing to do these days. It shows your work and commitment. Bless Up! Can’t wait to get to Legend Valley, May 26-28, to catch three (3) nights of Dark Star […]
Can you believe it!?. The Fur Peace Ranch is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year and KMS has been with them the entire time. What a trip. We have been blessed and honored to be able to develop all the FPR artwork. Congratulations on 20 years and a big thanks, respect and love for Jorma, Vanessa, Hurl. And all the FPR staff for their hard work and dedication. To mark this historic occasion, KMS has […]
Need a last minute stocking stuffer? Snowville Creamery is thrilled to announce the release of their 2017 calendar featuring the iconic artwork of Kevin Morgan, the incredible artist behind Snowville Creamery’s beautiful advertising design, in partnership with Edible Columbus, the magazine publication devoted to connecting you to your local food community. The Snowville Creamery calendar showcases Kevin Morgan’s masterful artwork with quotes from Snowville Creamery’s favorite food activists. You can order your calendar at SnowvilleCreamery.com […]
Dark Star Orchestra and Island Gigs are psyched to bring you Dark Star’s Jamaican JAM IN THE SAND V, returning to the all-inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, January 19-23, 2017. This is an event that you will not want to miss…your days will be spent on the beach enjoying everything the resort has to offer and the nights will be spent under the stars with Dark Star Orchestra, along with very […]
“Chick” it out, everyone: it’s the 2017 Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association conference design! The artwork is pretty freakin’ cool, but this organization is even cooler. They’re working hard to better the future for Ohio farmers, livestock, and the food that we put in our bellies. Follow their page to find out more!
That’s right folks, “It Takes a Village!” to throw a party like Halloween in Athens! For this year’s design we wanted to showcase some of the more popular costumes of the block party. When we started to look at it, we realized it looked a lot like a popular musical group from the 70’s and 80’s, so there you have it. We thought it was better than clowns, which nobody seems to like these days. […]
The fine folks at All Good Presents asked KMS to create the poster art for the Merryland Music Festival July 9 & 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. KMS expanded the look of the Merryland crab logo, giving the one-eyed crustacean some fancy pants and dancing shoes. This music festival has some great acts. If you’re in the area, you should definitely check it out!
The Ohio Brew Week design was a fun one this year! When prompted with a sort of “history of brewing” theme, KMS went all the way back to the monks (they’ve got such a classic look). OBW 2016 was inspired by the artwork in medieval manuscripts and the process & tradition of brewing. Can’t wait to get to tasting! The 2016 Ohio Brew Week is July 15th thru July 23rd. Yes, that’s 9 days of […]
KMS continues to work with Dark Star Orchestra to promote their annual music festival, The Dark Star Jubilee. We couldn’t be more excited to create the poster art for the 2016 event which is just around the corner! The idea was a caravan/wagon train to the Jubilee. Of course the whole family is there, including the dog. KMS is especially stoked for the event because we get to see 2 sets of Hot Tuna! Also […]
It’s music festival time! KMS is doing a bunch of music festival art posters, some old some new. One of the new ones is the Merryland Music Festival put on by the veteran music organizers, All Good Presents. In fact, Merryland is so new, this is its very first year. KMS hopes there are many more! KMS was honored to develop the inguaral concert poster. A rocking Octocrab! One of our favorites groups, String Cheese […]
The good folks at Casa Nueva wanted a new look for their salsa jars. They wanted to promote their new ventures Casa Cantina and Casa Bodega along with their Casa Nueva Brand. The idea was to use their iconic storefront as a way of advertising all three brands. The result is an oil painting of the restaurant’s classic storefront that includes scenes of their core services: food, drinks, and entertainment. The storefront scene even includes […]
Nice write up by Conor Morris in the May 9, 2016 edition of the Athens News.
KMS continues to work with the dedicated people at OEFFA to help promote and market local sustainable agriculture. KMS once again did the artwork for OEFFA’s Annual Conference, Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference. KMS wanted to incorporate some of the bigger family farms this year so we added some heavy equipment. Gotta love big tractors!
The wonderful folks at Hocking Athens Perry Community Action who manage the Intercity Bus Route also known as GoBus, came to KMS for some ideas for designing the look of their new buses. The original idea was to do some flames like an old hot rod, but then we thought that a “bus on fire” wouldn’t be very appealing. We settled on wings. It creates the feeling of speed AND comfort, like you’re floating to […]
Warren and Victoria Taylor of Snowville Creamery are at it again. They continue to ask me to hand paint images that they can use to advertise in the Edible Columbus magazines. I am greatly appreciative! I love to paint. I don’t get to many chances to paint for work, living in the mostly graphic design world. So when they ask me to paint I get super excited! Below is the Winter and Spring editions of […]
Just wanted to update everyone on some studio projects. We’ve been rocking it out the past couple of months and have neglected to update the studio page. If you would like more frequent updates you can Like Us on Facebook! Below is the 2016 Halloween in Athens design. It’s a wink and nod to the OU Attack Cat that we like to call Halloween Kitty. The color version and the black and white. Meow!
Exciting news from KM Studio and Jackie O’s! Jackie O’s Brewery and Tap Room will be hosting a month-long art show featuring ALL of the Halloween in Athens designs by Kevin Morgan, starting at the OPENING on OCTOBER 25th! That’s right, the Opening is already coming up NEXT SUNDAY (10/25/15) and is going to be a fun, spooky event! Music, art, and Jackie O’s brews… What could be a better combination? Oh, maybe if you […]