Tuesday, June 16, 2020

9:30 Club bandana

Everybody loves a good bandana. Everybody loves the 9:30 Club. We made this to help staff during COVID times.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

9:30 Club, The Book!

We were proud to consult on and provide numerous contributions and photos for this 264-page hardcover book (and the 9:30’s World’s Fair, a five-day pop-up museum exhibition) that was issued to commemorate 35 years of the 9:30 Club, Washington-DC's preeminent nightclub music venue. Released 2016.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Kid Koala - Music To Draw To in LA

Cork mural

Continuing the look of our original brand work and logo, we installed an exterior logo mural for Cork / Cork Market, Washington DC.

Pennyroyal Station

Logo brand for Pennyroyal Station restaurant bar opening in Hyattsville, Maryland 2019.

Only Roundup Remains film merch

Custom merchandise created in support of feature documentary film Only Roundup Remains. Two cowboy bandanas, tee shirts, and a tote bag, all with custom illustrations.

Only Roundup Remains feature documentary film trailer

Film trailer for Only Roundup Remains, a feature documentary by Brian Liu & Andrew Labens. coming in 2019.

Thievery Corporation tour 2018

A series of exclusive videos for Thievery Corporation on tour.

Thrasher's Rum / Tiki TNT

Fully hand painted mural work including smokestack lettering, huge tiki logo in rum distillery, and fully wrapping kitchen in custom tiki pattern. Open on the new DC Wharf 2019.

Little Coco's

Logo brand and custom signage for Little Coco's italian restaurant in Columbia Heights, Washington DC, open 2016.

Tropicalia

Full branding, art direction, and installation artworks (including mosaic stairs & faux stained glass window) for Tropicalia, a global dance hall at the legendary corner of 14th/U Streets, NW Washington DC, opened in 2012.

American Ice mural

Wall mural designed and painted for American Ice Company in 2016. By Jeff Huntington & Brian Liu.

El Chucho

Logo branding, menu designs, and front signage for Columbia Heights, Washington DC restaurant/bar owned by Jackie Greenbaum & Gordon Banks, open in 2012.

Monday, March 12, 2012

MAPLE

Logo for Columbia Heights, Washington DC restaurant/bar owned by architect Eric Gronning and journalist Lori Robertson. Open April 2012.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Directing a live concert DVD







This past week, Director Brian Liu and Producer Jon Adelman flew to Chicago to do a multi-camera HD film shoot for our longtime friend Frank Orrall's 25th-year anniversary retrospective Poi Dog Pondering concerts that occurred at the Metro on December 2nd & December 3rd, 2011. Both shows were monumental, and we were stoked to be there to document them. Many thanks to Chaka, Shannon Pietro, Jason Conny and the rest of our Chicago crew of volunteers. A project of this scale could never have happened without their faith and hard work.

To make things even more amazing, we set up a modest Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to pay for the camera and computer gear we had to rent for the shoot, and to finance the daunting unavoidable massive postproduction costs to come, and met our goal in ONE WEEK! We're hoping the love keeps pouring in so we can push for more interviews, more extras, bigger, better packaging, and much MORE! Just kicking in $50 will help a ton and guarantee you a DVD set.

Check out these screengrabs from various camera positions to see what's to come! These DVDs will be THE ULTIMATE POI LIVE EXPERIENCE that PDP fans have always wanted!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sun Wolf 7” artwork

Dig our hand-drawn and lettered artwork for new recording artist Sun Wolf's very first release on 7" vinyl. With the direction we've taken, we can't wait to start working on more releases, posters and tee shirts once the full-length release is completed.

The Kings Of Gettin' Em






















Logos created for a progressive international hunting TV show "The Kings Of Gettin' Em" currently in production. These are gonna look awesome on product! I wonder if i can get a Rambo knife with one of these logos on it...

U Street Movie Series

After the enormous success of the first U Street Movie Series outdoor film screenings last year in Harrison Park, we gave the annual event a new logo and look. We're particularly psyched about how DC the logo came out, with the night stars over the field/film bars. DC Stars & Bars forever!

Film Neu

The Goethe German Cultural Institut's annual film festival of new films from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland kicked off its 19th year in 2011 with our new tee shirt designs and opening night party. Toolbox has provided the film festival with it's new name (Film Neu), identity, and design facelift since 2007, significantly helping to revitalize the festival and increase visibility and attendance.