Dark Star Orchestra is playing Red Rocks Amphitheater this Summer!. Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 8, 2018. And make the trip! Never Miss A Sunday Show! DSO is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1978 Grateful Dead Red Rocks show. KMS is both excited and honored to create the poster artwork for this show. We love it, We hope you enjoy it too!
Start planning for the 2018 Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee Music Festival. Early Bird tickets are almost sold out. Get in on the VIP Camping before it sells out. This is becoming a premier Summer Music Festival. Hot Tuna is playing 2 sets again this year. Jorma and Jack looking forward to sharing the stage with Los Lobos, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Rumpke Montain Boys and Holly Bowling. Meet you at the Jubilee!
Yes Mon, Dark Star Orchestra’s second annual Jam in the Sand is just around the corner. Dark Star Orchestra and Island Gigs will be teaming up once again to host the Jamaican JAM IN THE SAND II at the adults only (all-inclusive) Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica, February 28 – March 4, 2014.
Check out the poster art that KMS created for the event.
The 8th Annual Ohio Brew Week Festival 2013 is coming June 21 – 29. If you’re in Athens make sure you stop into one of the participating taverns and try some of Ohio’s best craft beers. This year’s keynote speaker is Bill Metzger, publisher of the Southwest Brewing News. Here is the Brew Week Poster Art by KMS.
Kevin signs one of the many pieces of art that he gives away to charitable events and fundraisers every year. This poster is of the Snowville Creamery Maiden with the title, “Grass Grazed Revolution”. Milk to the People!
Kevin did the artwork for the new Athens County Visitors Guide produced by the Athens County Visitors Bureau and Tourism Center. The artwork comes from a painting Kevin did that captures the diversity of Athens, Ohio. If you look Close enough you may even see Kevin in the painting.
Check out Lorraine Walker’s (Silver Bridge) new delivery van. Seems like we are starting to see more KMS artwork on the road!
The Athens Community Food Initiative is a great program. CFI assists individuals and families to grow food, develop cooking skills, and reduce their health risks by eating whole foods. Our work is supported by regional farmers and food producers, partnering non-profits, local government and foundations. KMS recently created some new poster art for the program.
The Athens Area has a brand new distillery producing some of the finest gin and vodka. Here is the logo artwork for Dancing Tree Distillery.
KMS recently did a fun woodland scene for a wedding announcement for some friends of the studio. We thought we would share it with you. A good time was had by all!.
KMS has worked with NRPS on a number a projects, most recently on their latest CD, 17 Pine Ave.
Kevin painted the CD cover of 17 Pine Ave, watch the following time lapse video of the painting process!
Kevin sat down with Sarah Brumfield from The Athens Messenger to talk about the labels he has designed for many of the local food companies.
Check out the video
Ohio Brew Week ended with a huge storm that left the whole county without power. Despite the weather everyone enjoyed themselves. KMS did the poster for the 2012 Ohio Brew Week, check it out.
KMS recently did the CD cover design for John “Hurl” Hurlbut’s latest solo project, The Maui Tapes. The CD is a collection originals and covers that convey John’s spirit. Thanks to Vanessa Kaukonen for a fantastic photograph for the cover!
KMS recently did a series a bottle labels for Jackie O’s Brewery, a Athens based micro-brewery and pub.
I had the pleasure to design Hot Tuna’s new studio album “Steady As She Goes”. A lot of you out there might know, KMS serves as art director for Fur Peace Ranch, Jorma’s guitar camp in Meigs County, Ohio, and Hot Tuna. I think I’m up to 6 album designs now between Jorma’s solo and Hot Tuna combined. Red House Records was kind enough to hire us for Hot Tuna’s new album after doing the last two Jorma albums “Stars In My Crown” and “River Of Time”. Before that was “The Best of Hot Tuna” on Columbia and you can see all these in my portfolio.
Can’t tell you how blessed I am that Jorma and his wife Vanessa, moved to our neck of the woods. These guys are the best of people and turned me on to a number of other great folks who we now also do business with and have become dear friends. Also got to thank Jack Casady and Eric at Red House, again the best kind of people.
My Project Director Mike says I should be rambling on about process, where these designs come from and so on…. so I’ll try and write more about that later. Kevin=i=
Kevin had the great opportunity to design the Martin Guitar, Jorma Kaukonen Signature Model labels that are inside the body of the guitar and are used to number sequence and Jormas Signature. Kevin is seen here with C.F. Martin, in Anaheim, CA., Chris is holding Jormas Model.