Friday, November 25, 2005

April 19-22, 2007

Near the turn of the century, a group of renegade creatives chose to escape the city’s daily grind, seeking inspiration and rejuvenation in the Texas Hill Country. Designers, illustrators, photographers and others gathered to celebrate their craft, to return to their roots, to dust out the cobwebs and uncover their long-lost creative spirits.

Deep among the mesquite thorns, cedar brakes, and granite outcroppings of the Guadalupe River, design pilgrims from across the country again this spring will discover Design Ranch. Surrounded by wild flower-covered fields and miles from the nearest Mac, they’ll eschew technology and experience design as it was meant to be. No clients. No deadlines. No rules. By day they’ll paint, draw, cut and glue, bringing their imaginations to life. By night they’ll feast upon home-cooked meals and spin yarns around the campfire, washing cares away with wine and song.

Design Ranch 2006 people will be your reasource to all that is Design Ranch 2006. Check back on this regularly and feel free to post:

comments: hated the 9 am class time
concerns: I need a roommate and a ride.
ideas: can we rent goats?
suggestions: is david carson available?
requests: more cowbell please!

The intent here is to generate a place for the Design Ranch community to gather, exchange ideas and find the latest information on Design Ranch 2006.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Bettin the Ranch

YAHOO! We have secured Ringers on 4th street as the location for this years "Bettin the Ranch' event. On December 8th, 160 people will converge upon their establishment and play a tournament of what else, but Texas hold 'em. We are still digging around for prizes but we have already secured SXSW music badges, and working on getting a silent auction off the ground.

All proceeds will go to AIGA Austin education endeavors. So if you are around and in Texas come on by. Its gonna be a great time.