April 6, 2017

Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers in NYC

The Production Designers Collective is hosting Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers on Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-5pm at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC located […]
April 5, 2017

Vectorworks 2018, I can almost taste it!

Vectorworks 2018 is coming, we knew that, but now we can see into he future. Of course, that’s just because our many fine friends at Vectorworks have decided […]
February 13, 2017

Zoom Zoom Design

Public transportation structures should employ Zoom Zoom Design. They should also create a sense of drama, excitement and motion. This design does all of that. The London-based […]
February 1, 2017

The dark side of Budweiser

Our work for Budweiser and their brands is has always been very upbeat. For this year’s super bowl, the iconic brand is going to the dark side to […]
January 26, 2017

A Better Restaurant Design

So this post is about a better restaurant design than this one was, These designers clearly had a concept and a post of view. We might, and […]
January 24, 2017

When a Design Concept goes South

We strongly promote the need for a Design Concept, especially when expressed as a metaphor. This is certainly true in entertainment, but it’s generally true in all […]
January 19, 2017

The Garden of Allah

We’re currently reading a delightful series of semi-historical novels by Martin Turnbull that take place in and around The Garden of Allah Hotel in old Hollywood. […]
January 10, 2017

A Niemeyer Rides Again!

Loyal readers know that we’re huge fans of Brazilian Architect and Design Oscar Niemeyer. So, obviously, we were thrilled to read that his iconic Hotel Nacional will […]
January 6, 2017

Design for Comedy

Design for Comedy that features a music legend. For the past few weeks and months, we’ve been collaborating on a television series that will feature comedic […]
January 4, 2017

Design requires Iterations

Every design evolves. Evolution requires Iteration. Even a brilliant idea doesn’t go immediately from the head to the hand to a physical reality. Some ideas create […]
December 24, 2016

Noon Eastern Time Christmas Day – Don’t Touch That Dial!

Well, if your channel isn’t set to WCBS-TV New York’s Channel 2, then by all means get up and flip the dial, grab the clicker, or […]
September 16, 2016

Vectorworks 2017

Vectorworks 2017 was released on Wednesday and it is already being hailed from far and wide and the best new release of the powerfu; design software […]
June 24, 2016

Required Weekend Reading

This will be short and sweet. This is required weekend reading. Read this blog post. Then get this book. I suggest really buying the book from […]
December 9, 2015

Books; gifts that keep on giving.

Here’s a pretty good package, three books, buy them all! We’re fans of both Steven Louis Shelly and his books. You should be too. Not only […]
April 6, 2015

Vectorworks for Entertainment Design 2015 Edition

Collect them all! My book; Entertainment Design: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight, 4th Edition has been published! This lengthy volumes provides readers with tutorial-based design techniques applicable […]
November 4, 2014

What can YOU do with Vectorworks?

Well, this. If you buy my new book and work your way through, of course. Be sure to click on the image so you see the […]
October 21, 2014

Published! Vectorworks for Entertainment Design by Kevin Lee Allen

KLAD is excited to announce that Kevin’s latest book, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design is now available! The first book in the industry tailored specifically for the […]
February 5, 2014

New Entertainment Design Tutorial by Kevin Lee Allen

Announcing a New Entertainment Design Tutorial by Kevin Lee Allen 2014/02/04 We’re excited to announce a new training guide by award-winning scenic and lighting designer Kevin Lee […]
January 19, 2014

A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, Third Edition–Better than Ever!

Once again, Steven Louis Shelley has improved upon the definitive guide to getting a lighting design out of the brain, and onto the stage. To be […]
December 3, 2013

What I devoured for Thanksgiving…

Well, not completely, yet. There was eating and drinking to be done. This was delicious, and it’s the perfect gift for the theatrical, or theatrical fan […]
March 29, 2012

What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us, by Guy Kawasaki

We’ve been a bit confounded by Google+ even though we have begun to explore and experiment with the newish social media service. There are things we […]
March 15, 2011

Book Review: “Enchantment” by Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is a fascinating figure in 21st Century contemporary popular culture. His new book Enchantment only adds to his mystique. The author first appeared on […]
November 23, 2010

Broadway Vampire–Black Friday Shopping Suggestion

I met Uke Jackson last year at about this time at producer Ken Davenport’s annual holiday party. A great event, with great people. Uke, Kathleen and […]