Green building in Dallas isn't just green anymore! It changes! What!? pic.twitter.com/zcaBiyZFfa— Cody (@Codyhp91) October 30, 2013 The official unveiling of the new lights on Bank of America Plaza (aka that green building downtown) isn't for another two weeks. But those fortunate enough ... More >>
Santiago Calatrava. Did it ever occur to you to take him home to meet your mom? He's not supposed to be your wife. Be fair about this. This is a unique call to action for Dallas. We are in a position to defend the famous Spanish architect from terribly unfair and hypocritical global attack. The Ne ... More >>
Wouldn't want you to miss a very interesting letter to the editor in today's Dallas Morning News from architect/civic activist Bill Booziotis about a recent review by Mark Lamster of the star-crossed arts district condo building called "Museum Tower." (Hey, do me a favor. Get a sandwich, a cold ... More >>
Reunion Tower will finally be reopening "soon," with a slew of renovations planned to make it bigger and glossier. Judy Pesek, a partner at the design firm responsible for the project, laid out the planned renovations to a crowd gathered on the tower's observation deck. The renovations will include ... More >>
Let's build a road on the river, not a wall.
A lot of things have changed in Dallas in the past 40 years -- just look at the skyline or Uptown or the exploding suburbs -- but not everything. I was reminded of that this morning by the city's Facebook page. There, spokesman Frank Librio posted a brief history of the emblem you see above. "I ma ... More >>
This is the job posting. Tell your friends. But only the good ones. The Dallas Observer has an immediate opening for an experienced editorial art director. The art director is responsible for the overall design quality and integrity of the publication. He/she must be able to conceptualize and produ ... More >>
Tina TyrellNew St. Vincent press photos day! Yay!Back in early June, we passed along the word that Dallas native Annie Clark, known to most by her stage name of St. Vincent, had set a September 13 release date for her highly anticipated third LP, the locally recorded, John Congleton-produced Stra ... More >>
DJ Sober does it again.
It's a fairly simple design. But, more than that, it's a great cause.
Via BuzzfeedThe brilliant inspiration. Of all the Internet jokes on all the sites around the world, typography and font puns really, truly have to be some of the geekiest. And that's why when we came across Buzzfeed's list of font and typography puns -- specifically this attached "I shot the seri ... More >>
We've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: You don't need a re-appropriated image to make a show poster that sings.
Maybe I'm still high on the release of the new TRON Legacy trailer earlier this week, but our Poster Of The Week definitely conjures images of Light Cycles and Recognizers in my head.
No winner this week. Sorry, folks.I just got word from POTW Captain and Observer art director Alex Flores that this week's submissions were rather... um, how can I put this lightly... meager. So, instead of simply picking a poster for the sake of announcing a winner, we're gonna simply gonna pull ... More >>
Brandon ThibodeauxBrent BrownCouple of weeks back we debuted the Dallas Urban Design Studio, a Trinity Trust-funded endeavor that'll get its own office in Dallas City Hall in order to "elevate the design consciousness and culture of Dallas, while working to balance social, economic, environmental ... More >>
A month ago today we told you about The Trinity Trust's "Suspense is Building" campaign, which is intended to get the locals hot and bothered for the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in advance of Santiago Calatrava's $150-a-ticket victory toddle on September 25. I finally saw one of the billboards this ... More >>
Larry BeasleySpeaking of the Trinity River Corridor Project ... When last we saw Larry Beasley, "the man who built Vancouver," he was among a handful of urban planners imported to teach the Dallas City Council a thing or three during a daylong gab session at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in ... More >>
From The Trinity Trust's brand-new Web site devoted to selling Dallas on the Calatrava BridgeAs promised, The Trinity Trust today debuted its new campaign to build interest in the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, and there's an accompanying Web site: Discover the Trinity. You'll also find a second, jaz ... More >>
Hard Rock execs told Unfair Park way back in June of last year: Yes, the eatery-museum, stockpiled with hickory-smoked foodstuffs and Dimebag Darrell memorabilia, would be returning to Dallas sooner than later following the exodus from McKinney Avenue two years ago. This morning, they confirm the no ... More >>
View Larger MapFour years ago, Home Depot shuttered four of its five EXPO Design Centers in Texas, leaving only the behemoth on Dallas Parkway near the Galleria. And in coming days, that one will no longer exist either, as Home Depot this morning issued a media release announcing that it's getting o ... More >>
Courtesy Justin Cozart Yesterday, I came across a Flickr page maintained by Justin Cozart, who's been uploading in recent days photos of a Dallas that no longer exists -- as you can tell by the photo of the Baker Hotel above, taken as it was being imploded in June 1980. But not all of Cozart's pho ... More >>
Santiago Calatrava Don't know if you noticed, but this week in Jerusalem they done inaugurated the opening of a new bridge -- a Santiago Calatrava bridge, matter of fact. And this morning, a writer for Israel Opinion channels his inner Schutze and proclaims, "It is difficult to recall a case where s ... More >>
Dallas, according to no less an authority than Time magazine, is "the lavender heart of Texas." Meaning: Yup, padnuh, we are gay. We're also Democrats; I know, same thing. How gay? This gay: If city councilman Ed Oakley defeats former Turner Construction CEO Tom Leppert, Dallas will become the first ... More >>
Next month, the American Institute of Architects is going to give its Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design to the Dallas Trinity River Corridor Project for its having a "Balanced Vision Plan." This raises the question whether urban design expert Alex Krieger and transportation planner William E ... More >>
It's overpriced, it's gaudy and we have to put it on a credit card. Yep, that Calatrava bridge says Dallas all over.
Santiago Calatrava finally has something to say about his overpriced bridges. And by something, I mean very, very little. Our old co-worker Tom Korosec finally got a response from the Invisible Man Santiago Calatrava, whose $54 million bridge turned into a $113 boondoggle last month. In a story abou ... More >>
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