TAG: design and graphics

Luncheon By Design ǀ Carl Fabergé and his International Clientèle
Event: Special Events

Luncheon By Design ǀ Carl Fabergé and his International Clientèle

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:00am1:00pm.

Design Council of the Denver Art Museum is pleased to host the exclusive presentation, Carl Fabergé and His International Clientèle, by special guest speaker, Dr. Géza von Habsburg, the world’s leading expert on Fabergé. More

Exterior view of the North Building in the evening at sunset.
Exhibition

Then, Now, Next

Evolution of an Architectural Icon
On View through February 25, 2018

Punctuating the DAM's upcoming North Building revitalization project, Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon is an exhibition on the renowned modernist building, its history, and its future. The exhibition will feature historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models, and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution. More

Joris Laarman, Microstructures Adaptation Chair (Long Cell) Prototype, 2014. 3D printed nylon and copper.
Exhibition

Unseated

Contemporary Chairs Reimagined
On View through November 19, 2017

These eight works reveal the vast range of materials and processes used by contemporary designers as they challenge our notions of what design can be through the enduring form of the chair. More

Ruskin Pottery, group of ceramic works
Exhibition

Artistry and Craftsmanship

Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons
On View through November 19, 2017

Throughout its 35-year history, Ruskin Pottery produced decorative vessels, tableware, buttons, and plaques intended to be set in silver as jewelry. The pottery was known for hand-thrown ceramic bodies and innovative glazes. More

John Sorbie, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 1974. Offset lithograph.
Exhibition

Performance on Paper

The Posters of Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie
Jul 3, 2016–Jan 29, 2017

Posters by internationally acclaimed Colorado designers Phil Risbeck and the late John Sorbie announce performances at Colorado State University, and showcase expressive techniques, energetic imagery, and restrained typography. More

Centripetal Spring Side Chair
Blog: Behind the Scenes

3 Things Chair Legs Reveal about Design & History

If you’ve stopped by Level 6 of the Denver Art Museum’s North Building this summer, you might have noticed some chairs sitting unusually high. Using special mounts made by our conservators, we raised six chairs spanning two centuries to showcase their legs. More

Local Creatives Shine at Design After Dark | CUT
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Local Creatives Shine at Design After Dark | CUT

Design After Dark takes place once again on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Bindery on Blake, with the theme of “CUT.” In anticipation of Design After Dark | CUT we caught up with event co-chair and designer Craig Rouse, owner of R Design. More

4 Surprising Things About Creativity I Learned from Poster Designers*
Blog: Behind the Scenes

4 Surprising Things About Creativity I Learned from Poster Designers*

One recent morning, I woke up and started scrolling down my Twitter feed (don't judge) and ran across four posts in a row that were titled something like "top 10 things to...", "5 ways to...", and "the 20 most popular," and I felt annoyed. Why? Because I clicked on them all. There's just something so alluring about the promise of knowing everything you could possibly want to know in just a few little bits of info, right? More

Don't Buy Ivory Poster Focuses on Illegal Ivory Trade
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Don't Buy Ivory Poster Focuses on Illegal Ivory Trade

In 1989, designer Kiyoshi Kanai depicted a charging elephant in his poster Don’t Buy Ivory, a work created for the World Wildlife Fund’s effort to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade in Asian countries. “I designed the poster at the time feeling the fierce urgency to protect the African elephant from unnecessary slaughter,” said Kanai by e-mail. Unfortunately, 25 years later the slaughter continues driven by a demand for items made from rare materials including ivory. More

Denver Art Museum to Showcase Movie Posters in Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western

Rebranded
Exhibition

Rebranded

Polish Film Posters for the American Western
Feb 16, 2014–Jun 1, 2014

Shane, The Misfits, Tom Horn, and Oklahoma! The DAM shows how these movies and other iconic westerns were reinterpreted by Polish artists in Rebranded: Polish Film Posters for the American Western. More

Brilliant
Exhibition

Brilliant

Cartier in the 20th Century
Nov 16, 2014–Mar 17, 2015

The world-exclusive exhibition Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century featured stunning jewelry, timepieces, and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975. The exhibition highlighted Cartier’s rise to preeminence—and the historical events pushing the Maison’s, or design house's, evolution—as it transformed itself into one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and luxurious accessories. More

Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928–1938
Exhibition

Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928–1938

Nov 10, 2013–Oct 19, 2014

Herbert Bayer spent an artistically fruitful decade in Berlin following his tenure at the Bauhaus. His graphic designs of the time are characterized by inventive integration of typography, photomontage, and graphics. Born of Bayer’s multidisciplinary method, these designs appear fresh, even today. More

Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives
Exhibition

Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives

Dec 15, 2013–Jan 18, 2015

The environment, literacy, peace, and equality are just a few of the subjects that designers tackle in Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives. With a touch of humor or with straightforward solemnity, the 33 posters in this exhibition demonstrate the inventive techniques designers use to provoke action. More

Terence Conran for Midwinter Showcases Progressive British Tableware
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Terence Conran for Midwinter Showcases Progressive British Tableware

The DAM is hosting an exhibition of industrial designer Terence Conran’s dinnerware from the 1950s in Terence Conran for Midwinter.

During the 1950s, W.R. Midwinter Ltd. became the first British manufacturer to mass-produce ceramic tableware in fashionable shapes and lively patterns that reflected the youthful informality of postwar life. More

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag
Exhibition

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag

May 19, 2013–Nov 3, 2013

This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view original works on paper alongside Czech-born Jacqueline Groag's lively, bold designs for furnishing textiles, dress fabrics, laminates and other decorative surfaces. More

Neo-Classical Work Table Now on View
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Neo-Classical Work Table Now on View

Despite its size, this clever little table seems to defy logic with its moving parts and what it can do. Acquired by the museum in 2005, it is now on view for the first time in the David W. and Ellen N. Moore Decorative Arts Gallery on level six of the North Building. The table was made in England of mahogany, brass, and gilded metal trimmings around 1820. It has a silk compartment and elaborately carved legs and feet. More

A Brief History of the Chair in Design
Blog: Behind the Scenes

A Brief History of the Chair in Design

Roaming through the museum’s North Building you may find yourself asking, “What’s with all the chairs?” I know I have. To answer this question for myself and all of you, I did a little digging into the history of design. As it turns out from reviewing Centuries and styles of the American chair, 1640-1970 by Robert Charles Bishop and 1000 chairs by Charlotte Fiell, a chair can say a lot. More

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