Skeletons In The Closet – Retrospective of 34 Years of Halloween In Athens Artwork by Kevin Morgan

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 threw in a little COSTUME PARTY into the mix?! Hell yeah.

Posters will be available for purchase, and Kevin & family will be there from at least 5pm-9pm. Come see us!

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Hocking Athens Community Action

Hocking – Athens – Perry Community Action mobilizes resources to empower individuals and communities through advocacy and quality services that promote self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

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Athens Hocking Recycling Center

Athens Hocking Recycling Center is a Non-Profit recycling center serving Hocking and Athens Counties in Ohio. Spreading the word about recycling. Recycle today, for a better tomorrow.

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Space Cadet Soaps

One of our favorite clients is Space, from Space Cadet Soaps. She is truly a beautiful person. You will not find more kind, roots righteous people than Space her husband Smiles and their three boys Simon, Eli and Forest. That’s why KMS had to come up with just the right logo for Space’s business venture Space Cadet Soaps. We think this logo sums up the essence of Space. We hope you enjoy it too.

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“Everything Arts” features KMS

The Everything Arts section of the Athens News did a feature on Kevin Morgan Studio. The feature was written by Dennis Powell. You can view the article in the Athens News Digital Archives.

KMS would like thank everyone who has supported us throughout the years. We greatly appreciate all the love and respect you have given us. Bless Up!

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Ohio Paw Paw Fesitval 2014

KMS has been doing the artwork for the Paw Paw Festival ever since its inception. The 16th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival will take place September 12-14, 2014. KMS hopes you can come out to join the crowds of happy folks at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio for 3 days of Pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops and activities for the kids! We’ll see you there. Below is the poster art for the 2014 festival, enjoy!

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Re-Design for our favorite local Distillery – Fifth Element

Fifth Element Spirits (formerly Dancing Tree Distillery) in Shade, Ohio is a craft distillery creating vodka, gin, & specialty spirits with non-GMO and organic ingredients grown locally in southeast Ohio.

They re-branded themselves as Fifth Element Spirits (FES) because of legal issues with another distilery. KMS did their original logo, so FES asked Kevin to keep the initial unicorn and monkey but incorporate something that would represent the change. Here’s what he came up with.

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Midwest Reggae Festival 2014

Mid West Reggaefest, in it’s 23rd year, Kevin has designed the poster and merchandise since it’s conception. Promoter Packy Malley says the New Location this Year, Clays Park in North Lawrence Ohio, is going to prove to be the best ever for this long-running, Ohio’s largest Reggae Festival….

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Brew Week 2014

The 10th Annual Ohio Brew Week begins today! A week long celebration of the local micro-breweries in the state of Ohio. Lots of fun and lots beer! KMS did the poster art for the event. Check it out!

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Athens Tourism Logo

Kevin was approached by the Athens County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to update the logo for the Athens Tourism Bureau. He wanted to keep the logo simple and inviting, so he used bright colors, flowing lines and a “sunburst e” to grab your attention and keep you focused on the word “Athens”. Reaction to the new logo has been fantastic. Check out their Facebook page to see the logo in action.

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DSO Spring Tour 2014

Dark Star Orchestra’s Spring Tour East 2014 launches May 15th at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ and will flow into Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre for the weekend of May 16-17. They’ll truck on down to Baltimore and Harrisburg before kicking off festival season by hosting our annual gathering, the Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, May 23-25!

Check out the poster art KMS did for the Spring Tour!

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Dark Star in Jamaica

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.

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Electric Hot Tuna Octopus

Show poster artwork for Electric Hot Tuna‘s 2014 Winter/Spring Tour

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Hot Tuna, America’s Choice

Show poster artwork for Acoustic Hot Tuna’s 2014 Winter Tour.

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Halloween 2013

This year’s Annual Halloween in Athens block party is on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Below is the new design for this year’s event.

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Wes Wilson at the Psylodelic Gallery

Wes Wilson, Kevin, Janet and Hannah

Wes Wilson, the father of the 1960s rock concert poster, paid a visit to the Fur Peace Ranch to give a presentation and sign some prints as part of a sponsored event by the Psylodelic Gallery. The special event was celebrated with a show by legendary guitarists Jerry Miller and Terry Haggerty. Kevin did the poster art (below) to help commemorate the special occasion.

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Bird Watchers Digest

Bird Watchers Digest asked KMS to help update the masthead logo of their magazine. They liked the subtle changes Kevin made without changing the brand completely. They were so impressed that they asked Kevin if he could do some artwork for their Annual American Birding Expo held in Columbus, Ohio. Below is the poster artwork they are using to promote the 2015 event.

BWD announced a new series of events called Reader Rendezvous, that allows BWD subscribers to meet some of BWD’s most popular contributors and go birding with them in some of their favorite spots. Kevin did the promotional artwork (below) for the new program.

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Mountain View Farms

Mountain View Farms, Christie Huger from Virginia toured our Local Food Network AceNet, fell in love with the labels KMS had designed and hired us to develop a logo and label for their Mountain View Farm Products, depicting a view of their farm. Lot’s of delicious farm goodies you can buy online at, and… it’s all the real McCoy….

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Dark Star Fall Tour 2013

Dark Star – Fall East 2013 Tour art by you know who, check ’em out when they ramble on by you.

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4th Annual Major Taylor Cycling Conference

Compadre Phil Alloy hired Kevin to design the Major Taylor jersey for the National Brotherhood of Cyclists annual conference in Columbus, Ohio July 31-August 4th. Kevin also does the GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure) for Alloy Cycling Wear. Taylor was the first African-American athlete to achieve the level of world champion and only the second black man to win a world championship—after Canadian boxer George Dixon.

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Grateful Ched

Our buddy Steve Geisler had Kevin design a new logo for his Cheese Co. Grateful Ched. Look for Steve and gang at your local Farmers Market and Outdoor Festival venues. When you need a Grateful Dead logo, where better to go than to an old Deadhead…. it was a fun one.

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Barnaby Pie Label Art

Our good friend Susan Steele and Family, of Barnaby Pie Co. Dayton, Ohio, are preparing to launch their first product. A 9″ pie crust, with all the bells and whistles of a Local product and no gmo. KMS had the pleasure to design the new label, which depicts Steele’s grandmother, Dorothy Barnaby on the label artwork. The design was done based on an old family photo of Dorothy. We think it looks great. Good Luck Barnaby Pie Company!

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8th Annual Ohio Brew Week Festival 2013

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.

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Continuing the Grateful Dead Experience – All Summer Long

KMS recently did the poster art for the Dark Star Orchestra 2013 Summer Tour.

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Dark Star Orchestra Spring Jubilee 2013

Spring is in the air! That can mean only one thing, it’s time for the Dark Star Orchestra Spring Jubilee 2013! With a line-up like this:

    2 Nights of Dark Star Orchestra
    Mickey Hart Band
    Yonder Mountain String Band
    Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
    The Wailers
    The New Orleans Suspects featuring Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett Melvin Seals & JGB
    The Werks
    Rumpke Mountain Boys
    Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

What else needs to be said? Except buy a T-shirt with the KMS artwork on it!

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