Sight Seeing: SF Edition at Church Key

Sight Seeing at Church Key 2017

Church Key welcomes Todd Kurnat’s 2017 Muni Art Project into their space this July through August.

Todd Kurnat and Church Key presents…

Sight Seeing: SF Edition Art Show

July thru August 2017

After 3 months of riding on Muni Buses in San Francisco, Sight Seeing: SF Edition signals for its second stop. The entire series will be on display and available for purchase. Each piece is printed directly to wood and set in a floating frame –made possible by the good folks at Prints on Wood.

Church Key
1402 Grant Street
SF, CA

More info on the project can be found here:

http://sightseeingart.com/

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ILL Lyrics Closing Party and Divisadero Art Walk

ILL Lyrics Closing Party and Divisadero Art Walk

Join us this tonight for the closing reception of Illustrated Lyrics and the Divisadero Art Walk.

A group art show inspired by song lyrics – featuring new work from Ben Collison, Eric Broers, Jeff Petersen and Todd Kurnat.

Join us on Thursday, June 15th from 6p-10p at Mini Bar SF as we play the outro for your eyeballs.

Cocktails and Craft Beer, 21+
All art for sale.

Mini Bar SF
837 Divisadero Street at McAllister
SF, CA

Flyer design by Circuit73
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2017 Limited Edition Tk T-shirts

tk_tees_summer_2017

Strictly limited and very comfortable.

New Tk t-shirts available for sale (until they’re gone). Only $20/$25 shipped. Show the world how cool you are by supporting the arts. Message me to pick one up or see me at the ILL Lyrics – Closing Party on Thursday, 6/15/17. I’ll have “Cool Cat” tees on me.

“Rude Stir” – Silver & Red on Heather Graphite Tee (S-2XL) – $20/$25 shipped in the US
“Cool Cat” – Brown on Heather Orange (M-2XL) – $20/$25 shipped in the US

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Sight Seeing: SF Edition at Social Kitchen & Brewery

Sight See: SF Edition Art Show at Social Kitchen

Social Kitchen & Brewery welcomes Todd Kurnat’s 2017 Muni Art Project into their space this May through June.

Todd Kurnat and Social Kitchen & Brewery presents…

Sight Seeing: SF Edition Art Show

Opening Reception & SK’s 7 year anniversary
May 3rd, 4pm-12am
Free, All ages

After 3 months of riding on Muni Buses in San Francisco, Sight Seeing: SF Edition signals for its second stop. The entire series will be on display and available for purchase. Each piece is printed directly to wood and set in a floating frame –made possible by the good folks at Prints on Wood.

Join us as we celebrate Todd’s hyper-local, wildlife-centric art series at Social Kitchen beginning Wednesday, May 3rd.

Social Kitchen
1326 9th Ave
SF, CA

More info on the project can be found here:

http://sightseeingart.com/

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ILL Lyrics Art Show

ILL Lyrics A Group Art Show

Join us this Thursday for the opening reception of Illustrated Lyrics.

A group art show inspired by song lyrics – featuring new work from Ben Collison, Eric Broers, Jeff Petersen and Todd Kurnat.

Join us on April 27th from 7p-11p at Mini Bar SF as we kick out the jams for your eyeballs.

Cocktails and Craft Beer, 21+
Small bites (while supplies last).
All art for sale.

Mini Bar SF
837 Divisadero Street at McAllister
SF, CA

Flyer design by Circuit73

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Sight Seeing: SF Edition Art Show

Sight Seeing: SF Edition Art Show Flyer

After 3 months of riding on Muni Buses in San Francisco, Sight Seeing: SF Edition signals for its first stop.

The Loin SF welcomes Todd Kurnat’s 2017 Muni Art Project into their gallery this April. The entire series will be on display and available for purchase for the first time anywhere. Each piece is printed directly to wood and set in a floating frame – made possible by the good folks at Prints on Wood.

Join us as we celebrate Todd’s hyper-local, wildlife-centric art series at The Loin SF beginning Thursday, April 6th.

Opening Reception:

April 6th, 6pm-10pm
at
The Loin SF
914 Larkin Street
SF, CA

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SFDGC’s 2017 Bag Tag Challenge Artwork

SFDGC BTC 10x Logo by Todd Kurnat

The San Francisco Disc Golf Club’s celebrates ten years of fun and fundraising with the Bag Tag Challenge.

When I first became a member of the SFDGC in 2007, one of the questions asked on the form was “what skills can I contribute to the club as a volunteer?”. I naturally wrote down graphic design as one of those skills. Little did I know that over the next 10 years I would become a go-to golfer for SFDGC artwork.

My very first design for the club was a hot stamp for the 2008 San Francisco Safari featuring a red tail hawk in flight. They are very common in Golden Gate Park, especially around the course. It wasn’t until the following year that I would get a crack at designing our club’s bag tag. This also a featured a red tail hawk in flight. I was quite pleased with the 2009 bag tag and to this day it’s still one of my favorites. However, I had bigger visions and goals for the artwork to come. I really wanted to combine the organic feel of hand-drawn, illustrations and tight typography. At the time, I wasn’t drawing much and didn’t have the confidence in my illustration skills to pull off many of the concepts in my head. Year after year, as I continued to get tapped to create artwork for the club, I was able to push myself to develop this combo.

Tk drawing the 10x BTC illustration.

Fast forward to 2017 and this year’s event. My concept for the Ten Year Anniversary Bag Tag Challenge Logo features flora (commonly found in Golden Gate Park) growing from and around a roman numeral ten. Our disc golf roots are deep in the park now and I really wanted represent this visually. You could also say that it plays on the growth of the sport.

SFDGC BTC 2017 Hot Stamp

After a quick thumbnail sketch, I knew the concept was going to work out so I jumped right into gathering source material for the illustration. It all came together quickly. Once the event logo was completed it was then be applied to the bag tag, disc and t-shirt design. As an added bonus to the t-shirt design, I put the 9 previous years of tags on the back (seven of which I designed).

SFDGC BTC 2017 Sketch

SFDGC BTC 2017 Bag Tag

Looking back on the past ten years of BTC artwork, this is one of my favorite designs to date. It combines my illustration, design and creative direction with a solid concept. As I reflect on this design, one of the things I enjoy most about creating artwork for the club is the artistic freedom. This wouldn’t be made possible without having full support from the club. Thanks to the SFDGC for once again having faith in my visions.

SFDGC BTC 2017 T-shirt Front

SFDGC BTC 2017 T-shirt Back

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Chaotic Utopian Interview

Chaotic Utopian Interviews Tk

Back in October I was interviewed by the curious Chaotic Utopian for their online art zine.

They recently published the article. Its a fun read, indeed. But don’t take my word for it. Find out which Iron Maiden album cover is my favorite and get a peek into my creative process. You can find out all this and more at Chaotic Utopian’s Website.

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Muni Art Project Official Kick-off

Muni Art Project Kick-off at City Hall

Yesterday I was on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco officially kicking off the Muni Art Project.

It was a great honor to be recognized, meet the 4 other artists, as well as, many of the folks responsible for making this project possible. Thanks again to San Francisco Beautiful for curating this unique experience for The City.

Today, Oskar and I went out on a scavenger hunt today for a MUNI Bus with Sight Seeing: SF Edition on it. Three hours and 11 bus rides later we hit pay dirt on the 22 Fillmore No. 5410. Pretty cool!

Sight Seeing: SF Edition on Muni 2017

The series is part of the Muni Art Project, where my art, along with 4 other local artists, is featured on Muni Buses from January to April of 2017.

Sight Seeing: SF Edition on Muni 2017

To check out the full series of 8 panels, head on over to sightseeingart.com

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Muni Art Project 2017

Great White Beach by Todd Kurnat

Sight Seeing: SF Edition debuts on Muni Buses this week.

I’m happy to announce my art hits the streets this week on a bunch of Muni Buses citywide. If you’re in San Francisco during the next few months, get yourself on a Muni Bus to peep my new art series called Sight Seeing: San Francisco Edition featuring illustrated portraits of wildlife over the neighborhood they are commonly found in.

The series is part of the Muni Art Project – kicking off this week. Thanks to SF Beautiful for curating this unique experience for The City.

If you wanna get a nice look at the full series of 8 panels, head on over to my portfolio site here.

Telegraph Parrot by Todd Kurnat

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