Recent studies estimate that the people of Denver give more than $4 million a year to panhandlers. And the truth is many panhandlers aren’t homeless, and most of the homeless don’t panhandle. If you want to help, there’s a better way to give.
This web campaign tells you how. Produced in partnership by Schenkein and rabble+rouser, the campaign launched last Thursday as part of Hickenlooper’s plan to end homelessness in Denver by 2015 – and to encourage people to give in ways that really count.
In this new Monday morning feature, we’re going to start telling you what tunes to pop in to put you in the best possible mood on, you guessed it, Monday morning. Today, check out UK duo Mattafix and their CD, Signs of a Struggle – a fusion of alt rock, hip hop, R&B, reggae, dancehall, blues, jazz, soul and world. It’s a mouthful, but you’ll dig it. (P.S. The album goes up three notches when listened to with heavy bass.)
In synchronization with the release of the 24 Hours of Le Mans documentary, Truth in 24, Factory Design Labs put together a comprehensive non-branded, feature website where users can explore the drivers, cars and viewing dates of the film. To drive additional traffic to the project, they created 30 and 60 second trailers that piqued interest in the movie on a range of social networking and video sites. Extremely stunning work.
Here’s some Friday night fun for you. Comprised of 45 design mentor/student teams and a handful of celebrity designer boards (Michael Strassburger of Seattle-based design firm Modern Dog plus Alex Henry, Todd Berger and Lucian Foehr of Colorado’s own cypher13), the Bordo Bello participants were asked to design the underside surface of a skateboard deck to create a unique visual statement. The skateboard decks will be auctioned off for charity on December 12, 2008 at Access Gallery in Denver.
All proceeds of the auction will be split between two local youth organizations: Youth Design Denver, a summer internship program for high school aged aspiring designers, and Giving Voice a public service initiative by AIGA Colorado and VSA arts of Colorado that pairs professional graphic designers with disabled teens to design public posters that convey some of the many challenges teens face day-to-day living with a disability.