Yale Students to Plan Urban Distillery in Louisville

A group of students from the Yale School of Architecture will visit Louisville this year to design an urban distillery downtown, though the project won’t necessarily result in the distillery being built. The visit is part of Yale’s advanced design studios program. In addition to Kentucky, students in other studios will visit Venice, Denmark, Finland, Los […]

U of L Student Wins Bioplastic Design Contest

A University of Louisville student has won a contest to design a symbol for bioplastics. Junior Laura Howard will have an image she created stamped on hundreds of thousands of products Bioplastics are plant-based plastics. Specifically, they’re plastics that are made with renewable biomass rather than petroleum. They’re biodegradable, increasingly popular and, often times, only identifiable […]

Green Design Topic of Exhibit, Forum

The Speed Art Museum has opened a new exhibit that coincides with a public forum about ecology and design. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. “4 Salvaged Boxes” is the exhibit that was designed by wHY Architecture. The firm designed the Grand Rapids Art Museum, which was the world’s first new art museum building certified as energy […]

Sign Design Important to Cities, Says Designer

More cities are investing in directional signage and some companies are refining how they label products. An expert on the subject speaks Thursday in Louisville. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Joel Katz is a designer speaking at U of L’s Cressman Center for Visual Art, and consults cities and companies on information design and direction or […]