Design Basics

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 […]
December 3, 2009

Design Basics: Color Characteristics

Color is used in many different ways.  At KLAD, when we design a set for television, we choose colors that respond well to general studio lighting, […]
December 21, 2009

Book Review: A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting

Wow, this book is an incredible resource. OK, full disclosure; I know Steve Shelley and we have been internet friends for some time. We have in […]
March 9, 2010

No one told me this was an issue?

Of course I selected this image. We’re fans. I’ve been meaning to blog about this for some time. creativebits discussed using gradients in logos, well, almost […]
April 12, 2010

Pittsburgh here I come…

A busy week ahead, a number of projects in various stages of production and I am off to Pittsburgh to review student portfolios and speak at […]
May 20, 2010

Why are Olympic Mascots so Ugly?

And Logos? I’m not sure I have anything to actually add here. I think the image speaks for itself. I also thinks these characters continue a […]
July 28, 2010

Set Designers Need to Know Everything! (Almost)

I finally watched Mad Men on Sunday. I know, I know, as a tragically trendy urbanist, I should’ve been all over this show. The production values […]
August 9, 2010

Modern Design – Rhythm, Scale, and Green Building

(and a Monday morning rant – let me know if I need to cut down on my coffee consumption) Scale. So often I see contemporary new […]
September 1, 2010

The Blog and the Facebook Page

Sometimes we find interesting things that are really well presented on other blogs. Somethings we find interesting things that don’t quite require an in-depth look. Sometimes […]
September 23, 2010

Graphic Design and Set Design

Graphic Design, especially Logo Creation and Identity/Branding are the perfect expression of metaphor. When done well and properly, of course. Set Design often requires the creation […]
February 3, 2011

A Bartenders Tote? Everyone needs a kit.

We have many kits for many different jobs. It is imperative for set designers and lighting designers to be well organized. Personally, I have a watercolor […]
February 12, 2011

Door stop design

And test of the WordPress mobile application.
March 21, 2011

When is a ruin not a ruin?

Green is good. In fact, green may be the new black, but this green looks old. Populous announced this week that its master plan for the […]