Dark Star Orchestra – On The Road Red Rocks 2018

Dark Star Orchestra’s debut at Red Rocks is just weeks away. They’re pretty excited about it and so are we. DSO is so excited, that they asked us for poster art for the tour leading up to the July 8, 2018 concert. Check it out!

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Ohio Brew Week 2018

We’ve become friends with many Brew Masters over the years. They all have mystical characteristics. They talk about brewing in magical terms, and they recite recipes like potions. To us, they are wizards of their craft. Here at the studio, we like to refer them as “Brew Mystics,” rather than Brew Masters. Well it’s that time of year, when we start looking forward to the gathering of the “Mystics.” The 2018 Ohio Brew Week is July 13th through July 21st. Come out and enjoy the wizardry of these master brewers. We can’t wait. Hope to see you there!

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Big Bend Blues Bash 2018

The Big Bend Blues Bash in Pomeroy: Over the past few years, the “Big Bend Blues Bash” has become the premiere festival of Southeast Ohio. This event includes an Acoustic Night, Blues Competition, Main Event and Kids Activities. Held on the banks of the mighty Ohio River in Pomeroy, Ohio. There is no better place to be for a little Blues, Brews, and BBQ! This year’s event will be take place on July 27th and 28th. Be sure to set the date. Follow them on Facebook.

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Dark Star Orchestra Plays Red Rocks Summer 2018

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!

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Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee 2018

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!

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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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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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The Art of the Signature

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!

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Kevin Morgan Studio Welcomes Visitors to Athens, Ohio

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.

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Going Down the Road Looking Good

Check out Lorraine Walker’s (Silver Bridge) new delivery van. Seems like we are starting to see more KMS artwork on the road!

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Athens Community Food Initiative

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.

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Dancing Tree Distillery

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.

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Woodland Wedding

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!.


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Fab Faux Plays The Beatles

KMS has done several posters for the Fab Faux at the Keswick Theater. Here are some of them:

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New Riders of the Purple Sage @ Jackie O’s Public House July 26, 2012

KMS is really excited about the New Riders of the Purple Sage coming to Jackie O’s on July 26, 2012.

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!

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nice interview with local paper

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

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Ohio Brew Week

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.

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Dark Star Jubilee

KMS recently did the artwork for the Dark Star Jubilee Festival which is coming to Legend Valley August 31st through September 2nd. Jorma Kaukonen is on the bill. We’ll be sure to see you there!

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Ras Hurl – Maui Style

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!

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Benefit for Jonathan a.k.a. Cherry Man

KMS recently did a series a bottle labels for Jackie O’s Brewery, a Athens based micro-brewery and pub.

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Steady as She Goes

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=

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Label for Jorma’s M-30 Signature Martin Guitar

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.

Kevin Morgan and C. F. Martin

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