The 2012 Mayor's Design Awards, announced last night, celebrate a range of notable projects across six categories: I Wanna Live Here!, Oh, Pioneers!, Use It Or Lose It!, Eye-Catcher!, The City's Gotta Eat! and Goin' Rogue! This year's winners include restaurants, breweries and livable properties, as ... More >>
Since 2007, Design OnScreen has worked to preserve modern architecture across America by producing and presenting films focusing on unheralded architects and designers, and also curating architecture-centered film festivals around the world. And it's fought this good fight from its headquarters in D ... More >>
Colorado-grown Design OnScreen, a non-profit working for the preservation of modern architecture through film, has been hard at work. Just back from the Biennale Architettura in Venice in late August, the organization is now hosting its fourth annual Architectural Design Film Series, a month of mo ... More >>
Athena Project's Plays in Progress series is now in full swing, and while the plays are only getting a workshop treatment, one of them will win a full production at next spring's Athena Project Festival -- and that means it will need a costume designer.
Cue the festival's newest opportunity: a fas ... More >>
"Serious and normal."Danielle Coughlin is a graphic designer and artist who creates online identities for other businesses at her design hub, www.dcmedia-design.com. "This is my passion," says Coughlin. "But I'm not even a year old -- I turn one next month, so I'm hoping to build this up." Be ... More >>
Bigger image belowPardon us for a minute while we marvel at the cover art for the new Snake Rattle Rattle Snake record, would ya? Don't mean to gush, but... wow! As you can see below, Ravi Zupa simply outdid himself, and Kit Peltzel has put it all together in a way that more than does the ban ... More >>
A mighty stylin' solar irrigation pump.
In a nutshell, a completely sustainable nutshell, the idea behind Design for the Other 90%, a traveling exhibition from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, has to do with the impact of good design on developing populations who must usually make do ... More >>
Internetarcheology.comOur nostalgia for the Internet of old continues this week, as we have recently discovered the Geocities-izer, a way to make any website look and feel just like it used to. Simply put your URL of choice into the this world wide web throwback processor thingy and voilĂ -- ... More >>
Last week's cover story, "Extra Bold" deconstructs the weird, wonderful world of Denver designer Rick Griffith, a man who's constantly scrutinizing how words and letter-forms are used everywhere -- including the Denver School System. Griffith might be on to something, since a new paper report ... More >>
The Fontius' transformation in the Sage Building scored a Mayor's Design AwardHow many cities can boast an annual city-wide contest honoring the most kick-ass building designs? Denver can, thanks to its six-year-old Mayor's Design Awards, which recognizes achievement in new architecture and u ... More >>
In the sea of California and New York cafes vying for the coveted American Institute of Architecture design award, there lurks a lone Colorado joint that wants to prove to the rest of the country -- namely New Yorkers and Californians -- that it's savvy design scheme can out-architect its co ... More >>