The Grammys are supposed to be "music's biggest night." Unfortunately, the only person who truly believes this is the copywriter who came up with that tagline. There are easily five festivals every year with stakes to the same claim. One of the highlights of this year's Grammys was a Bruno Mars/Stin ... More >>
Here at the Wild-Urban Interface Desk, we're puzzling over the new logo just unveiled by Rocky Mountain National Park in celebration of its centennial, chosen two years early from close to a hundred entries. As you can see, it's a highly retro design, strong on pine cones and columbines and the prom ... More >>
It wasn't long ago that Denver planners had the crackpot idea of putting a new Colorado history museum underground in Civic Center Park, right by the McNichols building, once a Carnegie library. Cooler heads put the kibosh on that. And now Denver's Civic Center has been designated a National Histori ... More >>
Curt Fentress.Let's hope Mayor Michael Hancock has Curt Fentress's number on speed dial. The Denver architect was brought in to fix Denver International Airport before it ever got off the ground decades ago, and the expansion plans he crafted back then could be looking very good now that star ... More >>
Flier design doesn't have many proven rules, but there is one that is nearly irrefutable: cartoon demon babes are always a good idea. Toss in some fire effects, and it's next to impossible to resist the urge to stare longingly at our pick this week, which combines some simple lines with ridic ... More >>
See bigger version at thedenveregotist.comLeading today's Denver Blogs round-up is a post that not-so-subtly explains the realities of paying for graphic design. You can have great and fast graphic design, but you'll get what you pay for, opines the Denver Egotist, but originally created b ... More >>
Full comic below.For wildlife, Interstate 70 is the forage-lined kill zone that bisects Colorado. Last June, the ARC-International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition invited architects, engineers and ecologists to create the next generation of animal overpass for the top of W ... More >>
Cassandra KotnickThe Mercury Cafe, still rising.At 6 p.m. tonight at the Mercury Cafe, still-Mayor John Hickenlooper will hand out Denver's 2010 Mayor's Design Awards, honoring eleven neighborhood projects that combine form and function in remarkable ways. Several of the winners are restauran ... More >>
Full comic below.Star architect Santiago Calatrava will reveal his plan for the new Fastracks/Westin Hotel/Terminal on Thursday, July 29, 2010. It is only fitting that Denver Manager of Aviation Kim Day will be throwing him a birthday party the night before, as she has consistently held a "le ... More >>
Click to enlargeArvada, beware! There's a big-ass, crocodilian kaiju coming for you. Your skyscrapers, supposing you have any, are in serious danger. And don't let your guard down just because it says those claws are candy. Ahem. We were quite taken with this flier. We're not sure if the awe ... More >>
Mule deer and fawns heading up Vail Pass. The campaign to construct a wildlife bridge over I-70 near West Vail Pass got a major boost this week when the site was selected as the focus for a new, international design competition of wildlife crossing structures. Long identified as a problem ar ... More >>
The documentary American Artifact highlights the history of rock poster art.
A Beaux Arts Ball will raise money for UCDs architecture and planning school.
The plan to move the Colorado Historical Society beneath Civic Center Park should be buried.
Remembering a true pioneer.
The fate of classic modern architecture in the suburbs is now at a crossroads.
New music from area artists
Hangra-Laa is one way to recycle old hangers.
The Denver Art Museum turns recent design history every which way but loose.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts lends some needed beauty to nowheresville.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Local architecture is celebrated by Historic Denver and the American Institute of Architects.
Sugar Building and Annex
Downtown architectural accomplishments are threatened by 'renovation'.
The expansion of the Colorado Convention Center promises to do more harm than good.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Trillium plans to do its own design review on the Commons project.