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eldo appreciates: Ann Willoughby

March 4, 2014

We were always appreciative of Ann Willoughby, but with her recent reception of the 2014 AIGA Medal, we’re taking our appreciation up a notch. Ann is receiving the honor “in recognition of her exceptional achievements, services and contributions to the field of design and visual communication”. Aside from having a city named after you, it’s about the biggest honor a designer can receive—the medal has been granted a total of 185 times since the program was founded in the 1920’s, and of these 185, only 28 have been awarded to women. (more...)

Dan in Winnipeg at Urban Idea Exchange

February 4, 2014

Throughout 2014 the Winnipeg Arts Council will be focusing on programs and events that highlight the importance of the arts and culture to urban areas. Dan was in Winnipeg on January 23rd for the kickoff event--the Urban Idea Exchange, which brought 75 dedicated Winnipeggers to the West End Cultural Centre (yes Centre) to learn about best practices in other cities and to brainstorm on the cultural future of Winnipeg. In spite of low temperatures in the minus-twenties, the symposium had more than enough creative combustion to keep the pipes from freezing. (more...)

Green in the City Winners Announced

January 31, 2014

  Results are in from Omaha’s Green in the City Competition, and we’re excited to announce that our team, comprised of el dorado inc, Urban Rain Design and the KSU Design+Make Studio won. The full press release follows. (more...)

eldo Wichita Opens

January 21, 2014

We’re excited to announce the opening of our Wichita office. Thanks to a steady stream of work in Wichita over the past few years, we decided to move our operation a little closer. And what better place to open a satellite office than in one of our favorite projects: The Finn Lofts. Located just south of downtown in an impressive arts community along a strip of train tracks, the neighborhood reminds us a lot of the Crossroads in Kansas City. (more...)

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20, 2014

“...even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream.” 51 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered a speech at what he correctly called “the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” It’s fitting that today, on the day set aside to honor Martin Luther King Jr., our first African-American president will begin his second term. It’s one more step toward the realization of Dr. King’s dream, a realization that’s drawn ever closer but is still very much a work in progress. (more...)