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 […]
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 […]
August 8, 2016

Habitat ’67 revisited

Just last week we wrote about Expo ’67 and one of the featured works there: Habitat ’67. Canada is on the minds of many this summer, […]
August 4, 2016

Why are there no proper Tiki Bars on the Jersey Shore?

Sure there are lots of so called Tiki Bars, but they all seem to be Tiki in name only. The original Don The Beachcomber places were the real […]
April 18, 2016

A Good Hammock is the definition of Good Design

And the people at Kozē are redefining Good Design with a really Good Hammock. Everybody needs a hammock and this is one that can always travel with […]
February 5, 2016

Lowdown on the Lowline, as of now…

The Lowline is the opposite of the High Line. A Grand Idea formally known as the Delancey Underground, the Lowine would be an underground park in the Lower […]
December 22, 2015

They Broke KLAD’s First Rule of Graphic Design

Welcome to the silliest and most sloppily arranged piece of design to hit a multi-million dollar, overproduced, international beauty pageant to date. This is like showing up in flip-flops to the Oscars. And with months in the making, and thousands of hours worth of prep time, how did this part get overlooked?
March 6, 2015

World Premier of American Repertory Ballet’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

We are delighted to be a part of this wonderful production by this extraordinary company. Led by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, American Repertory Ballet premieres this […]
April 16, 2014

Finland Honors Homoerotic Artist Tom of Finland with a Series of Postage Stamps

This is so great – I’ve admired Tom of Finland’s work for a very long time. Out in Perth Last week the United States unveiled a […]
February 7, 2014

A Vectorworks Valentine

Here’s a simple 3D heart to help to sharpen your Vectorworks skills and create a little something for your Valentine. Bonus – NURBS are such sexy […]
January 30, 2014

Soylent Green is Balsa Wood

From the fine folks at Boing Boing   Yeah Prop Department! This can of Soylent Green and cracker sold for $2,250 at auction in November. The […]
December 16, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Martin’s 3D printing Throwback

Welcome Martin to the KLAD blog!   By Martin Fahrer Award winning Art Director and Production Designer for films and TV.  Most of Martin’s career has […]
November 4, 2013

Virtual Vision: Audi Designs Science Fiction Car

Audi goes to the movies – This Audi fleet shuttle quattro was designed for the film “Ender’s Game” The car is driven in the film by […]

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