Archive for September, 2007

I was talking with Bryan Leister this past weekend about what design is and the challenges of design in the future. He described it as selling artisanal tomatoes. The challenge for designers in our time is to convince the general public that heirloom tomatoes are better than hothouse tomatoes. This, he said, is a design [...]

Neo Rauch

In: Art and Culture|Denver

19 Sep 2007

I’m looking forward to tomorrow evening; Neo Rauch will be speaking at the Denver Art Museum. Some of the most engaging and provocative work of the last generation. More of his work at David Zwirner Gallery. Artists on Art: Neo Rauch Thursday, September 20, 6:30 pm Artists on Art: From Any Angle Logan Lectures 2007 [...]

“Everything is shit. The word art must be redefined. This is the age where everyone creates.” –Patti Smith “The blogosphere is itself a commodification of authenticity” –Andrew Keen Clay Shirky posted some thoughts about humility and arrogance in design on A Brief Message this morning. I’ve been considering some similar ideas over the past few [...]

Mile High Stories is a project I’ve been working on with Daniel Weinshenker and Tim Roessler for a few years now. I just updated the Mile High Stories site, with a new wordpress format and youtube videos. The new site includes ten new stories that were created for the “Italians of Denver” exhibit at the [...]

One of the most compelling exhibits of the year will be taking place this fall at the Center for Visual Art in Denver. Curated by Lisa Abendroth of Metropolitan State College of Denver, the show brings together a broad range of innovative designs focused on improving the quality of everyday life. Lisa has put the [...]


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