• PANTONE’s 2020 Color of the Year: 19-4052 Classic Blue

    by / December 5, 2019 /

    The Pantone Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year for more than 20 years, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic[Read More]

  • Corvus Coffee Packaging from Denver’s Josh Holland

    by / November 25, 2019 /

    Denver illustrator/designer Josh Holland has been working on the beginnings of a design system for Corvus’ releases of super-limited high-end coffees. Design one was created to celebrate a new exotic coffee variety from Colombia, called SIDRA. The second, the Gesha Village design, takes its inspiration from the bright, floral, fruity qualities of the coffee itself.
    This is the highest scoring coffee Co[Read More]

  • Dry Storage: A Place to Gather, Discuss, Innovate and Eat

    by / November 20, 2019 /

    Dry Storage, a cafe and bake house in Boulder was created to be a place for gathering, discussing and innovating — an incubator for the great things happening in food and design. The brand, created by Denver's Paper Laundry, needed to evoke an homage to the essence of community in the restaurant business. It also needed to be flexible enough to allow for the ever-changing experiences around a menu tha[Read More]

  • One Club Awards Denver 2019 Award Winners

    by / November 20, 2019 /

    One Club Denver held its annual award show a few Thursdays ago. While it was fun to see some new work from the region we hadn't yet set eyes on, the evening did take an interesting turn when TDA_Boulder ended up with winning work in nearly every category and, at times, dominating a single category with only their work. Kudos for taking home so much brass, Boulderites. And cheers to Madwell for grabbing Best Of Show with their campaign for Visible. [Read More]

  • Break Bread in Peace with The Breadblox

    by / November 20, 2019 /

    There’s nothing more powerful than breaking bread with someone. For centuries, it’s been how we connect, share and make memories. But in these modern times, a few unwanted guests have pulled up a seat to the table, distracting us from true connection: our mobile phones. In an effort to help curb the ever-so-present beeps and boops around the dinner table, ACE (Canada’s premier artisanal bakery) created The Bre[Read More]

  • Bikes Disguise Themselves as TVs to Curb Shipping Damage

    by / November 14, 2019 /

    Bike retailer Vanmoof noticed a lot of the bikes they shipped to customers in the US arrived damaged. Figuring that package handlers would be more gentle if they thought they were moving fragile electronics, they started printing an illustration of a flatscreen TV on their packages.

    That small tweak had an outsized impact. Overnight our shipping damages dropped by 70-80%. We sell 80% of our bicycles online, which means we still print TVs on our boxes. More than 60,000 of them have[Read More]