At the 1950 Aspen Design Conference Herbert Bayer said “the artist needs business, and business needs useful art.” This sentiment is perfectly illustrated in the friendship between Bayer and Walter Paepcke. Together they helped to integrate art and industry into a new practice of commercial art during the twentieth century. Their ability to blend commerce and art is clearly evident in the World Geo-graphic Atlas. Continue reading →
One of the more enjoyable projects we did last year was this kiosk for the Roaring Fork Branch USGBC’s Climate Action Summit. The event brought together representatives from a variety of communities in the valley to discuss their individual climate action plans.
As a bit of an icebreaker we created an interactive display that showed the region and highlighted the communities participating in the event and some targets that their plans hope to reach. This side of the display also showcase the supporters of the event and gave individuals not represented an opportunity to share their information.
We’ve been following Park(ing) Day for almost a decade and it’s fun to see how it’s evolved. If you’re not familiar with this one day event, Park(ing) Day is now a world-wide event on the third Friday of every September. It is an opportunity for artists, designers, and community members to create temporary mini public parks in metered on-street parking spaces. Continue reading →
We spend so much time developing new treasures at studio, we want to take a moment to dive into the raw ideas behind our work. To support this effort of sharing our process and ourselves, we are introducing Meet the Maker. Today we are going to dive right into an interview with resident designer, maker, planner, and all-out wizard, Michael Stout. The Hip Hop Quotables Series is the topic under the scope. Have you checked those out? They are right! See them in our store.
Read about the place and process that led to our LIMITED EDITION: Calumet Region Seed Bombs
Tryon Farm is a truly special place. If you are inspired by the beauty of nature, the details of architecture, or the warmth of community – Tryon Farm offers all that and more. No wonder it captured our hearts and creative energies while residing there during October 2015.
Located at 1807 Telegraph Ave. in the Uptown neighborhood of Oakland, CA and opened in 1928, the Fox Oakland Theater is a glorious mashup of Islamic, Indian and Medieval influences, along with a smidge of ArtDeco for good measure. Let’s take a closer look at the ornate façade, shall we? Continue reading →
Trivergence by Carl Leck is a series of overpass murals in Indianapolis, located on East 10th St. under I-65. Measuring approximately 1,000 linear feet, it was painted by a group of volunteers as part of the 46 for XLVI mural initiative [public art created in preparation for Indy hosting the Super Bowl]. Continue reading →