Friday, July 30, 2010
ADCD advisor and past president James Pelz - Integer AD - is moving - to Catapult Marketing in Connecticut - congratulations, though personally I'm going to really miss him. James is one of ADCDs formidable past presidents, bringing the club back from the brink and hard-pushing it well ahead of itself. He brought amazing speakers & judges to Denver - in a synergistic synchronicity to Denver's transition to the national stage. He worked closely and passionately to unite the creative community (NDAC, AIGA, Egotist) as well as celebrate their unique attributes and strengths. Most of all, he's passionate about creativity and community, and a really nice guy. Best of luck bro!
- Jonathan Pite
Monday, July 26, 2010
As principal of Robert W. Taylor Design in Boulder, Bob started out majoring in fine arts in college and pursued advertising art and design at the Colorado Institute of Art in 1962. He then headed out to California to launch his career in graphic design. After a few jobs, he got an opportunity at the noted Saul Bass and Associates, where his versatility and hard-working attitude kept him busy for the next three and a half years.
In 1975, Bob founded his studio in Denver. Clientele included high-tech, consumer products, energy, education, construction and healthcare. In 1991, his studio designed the Denver International Airport's official logo.
Bob served on ADCD’s board of directors in 1979 as Acting Historian, a roll he held until 2005. He served as Vice President of the Club from 1980-82. Bob was one of the founding members of AIGA’s Colorado Chapter in 1989. In 2003, he was ADCD’s first Legacy Award winner, an award given to a member that has given their time and effort to the club over the years. In 2004 he received AIGA’s first Fellow Award. In 2000, he created the ADCD Past, Present and Future commemorative booklet showcasing the 45-year history of the club. The booklet showcased the Club’s growth and changes in advertising and design in Colorado through the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. “Bob was a great resource. He could tell you anything you wanted to know about the Club from any time period. He kept in touch with past members and brought them together each year at the Annual Show. As historian, he kept a vast collection of our history meticulously organized in excellent condition,” Jennifer Beam, ADCD Historian.
In the spring of 2010, the Denver Public Library accepted Bob's ADCD collection and named it “The Robert Taylor ADCD Collection 1955-2000” as part of the libraries permanent archive. Bob talked about the collection by saying, “This is a complete story of the organization and how it reinvents itself every few years. To have it all together in one place is amazing.” The collection is organized by year and includes event posters and brochures, annual show booklets and awards. It is an inspirational body of work. Once the collection is available for viewing, the Club plans to hold an event there to showcase our history.
Bob will be sadly missed. He was a huge contributor to the club with his time, knowledge and creative talent. Visit www.rwtdesign.com for more about Bob. Please visit www.stoddardsunset.com to sign online guest book.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the First Christian Church, 2230 13th St., Greeley. Interment at 2 p.m. Thursday Linn Grove Cemetery. Bob is survived by his daughter, Jennifer and her husband Ron of Golden; a granddaughter, Taylor of Golden; and a brother, Jack Taylor of Greeley.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
With 3d printing becoming more prevalent, the way designers think about design will dramatically change. Take this idea for example from While You Sleep:
While you sleep’ was commissioned for ‘New simplicity’ and exhibition about simple design curated by design critic Nuno Coelho. Nine designers were asked to investigate the possibilities of using 3D printing technology as a manufacturing tool in the near future.
We decided to question the traditional key cutting service, and propose a product/service scenario where the use of the 3D printing technology will facilitate the copy and storage of keys as data.
Since 3D data can be managed by parametric software and allow easy customization, the type of head can be chosen, and also the texture or color to differentiate the garage key, from the one for the front door house.
Post Office branches could provide the scanning service, and from the data your key would be made easily. You can then send it by e-mail to the key-printing machine, or store it online on a virtual safety box. If you ever lose you key, it will be ready for you to download and print. Making a key could be as easy as using a photo booth or a cash point.
The keys head shape has been redesigned so they can be clipped together without using a key ring. Accessories include a wristband and buttons where is possible to clip one or two keys.
A part from the pieces built with 3d printers, a variety of products which value simple solutions over visual complexity are also exhibited.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
What was the last annual report you actually read? What was the last you found entertaining? Wait no more, this innovative report is both informative and a pleasure to watch. Nice thinking.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Maybe not the most interesting way to tell the story, but the ap idea is fun and a great way to be involved with a partner. The idea that someone is sitting in the theater next to you and getting any info you are not is a wonderful way to drive you to texting in. The only question will be what Best Buy will do with your phone number.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
High? Rez Photos on nothing more than an iPhone Camera (with a dig at Olympus). Proving that it isn't the camera you have. It more about the hair, makeup, talent, lights, studio space... and oh, talent. Mostly the talent.