The You The Designer team is constantly on the move to find the best news and features to bring you the freshest and most up to date information on topics about design and inspiration. In this week’s edition of You! Be Informed! we’ll be talking about a graphic design company’s corporate social responsibility efforts, a firmware update on a popular line of DSLR cameras and an international design contest.
14th Street Redevelopment
Denver-based graphic design studio ArtHouse Design has collaborated with the Denver local government as well as other private companies to redevelop Downtown Denver’s 14th street. The street’s proximity to several hotels, the Colorado Convention Center, and the Denver Performing Arts Complex has made it the target of the said renovation which included the expansion of sidewalks, provision of a dedicated bike lane, street corner bulb-outs, improved pedestrian lighting, benches and landscaping.
The ArtHouse Team (Source)
The design firms share in this endeavor was its logo design for the 14th Street, directional and informational banners and signage, and a series of 22-foot-high kiosks that include signage, lighting and directions to downtown Denver Landmarks.
You can visits ArtHouse’s website to see more images of their design and the work they have put in the 14th Street Redevelopment project in Denver, Colorado.
For our photographer readers, Canon USA has just announced several firmware updates for their EF 300mm, 400mm, 500mm and 600mm L IS II Lenses.
Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM (Source)
Users of the EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm F2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses will be treated to a firmware version 1.1.1 update which can be performed by Canon Service Centers.
For more information, visit the nearest Canon Service center near you, or visit their site using this link.
International Bike Design Contest
The organizers of the International Bike Design Competition are now accepting entries for 2013. The IBDC has been running for over 15 years now, and this year, the organizers have decided to level the playing field by separating entries submitted by students from those submitted by designers.
2011 IBDC Gold Winner (Source)
Moreover, the entries will be divided into four categories: bicycles, components, clothing/accessories and service/facility. For those who want to participate in this event, registration deadline is on September 15, 2012. Interested parties may compete as an individual or in a team of up to four.
And that’s it for this week’s edition of You! Be Informed! If you think we missed anything news worthy for designers, please leave a comment below. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and be a fan on Facebook for design news, features and inspirations.