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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.mountainviewfarmproducts.com, and… it’s all the real McCoy….
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 New Orleans Suspects featuring Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett Melvin Seals & JGB
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
What else needs to be said? Except buy a T-shirt with the KMS artwork on it!
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 Psylodelic Gallery, a museum that focuses on the music, art, culture, and literature of the Psychedelic era is working to provide educational programming for children and families by encouraging free thought and open expression.
It is with these same ideals of free and creative expression that we begin this project–a chance to inspire and foster life and art in a place that so desperately needs it, rural Appalachia. We are turning to you to help us in this endeavor, with your support, we will work to promote and improve arts education in our area and to continue to remind people just how influential the psychedelic era was and is to our world.
You can learn more about the Psylodelic Gallery and some of the programming we have in store by visiting our Kickstarter page. While you are there, donate to help fund some of the programming we have in store.
Grand Opening is slated for March 22, 2013 in conjunction with the Fur Peace Ranch’s opening weekend of workshops.
The 13th Annual Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) Conference is February 16-17, 2013. OEFFA is a membership-based, grassroots organization, dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable, ecological and healthful food systems. If you believe in sustainable farming you should attend. Check it out: OEFFA Conference.
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.
Kevin just completed his 31st Halloween design! Where does the time go? This year’s theme is a play on the “Day of the Dead.” And it comes in two different colors, green and orange. Also, check out this nice article about Kevin in The Post
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!.