As everyone in Denver knows, you can find anything you want or need (or in most cases, don’t need) on Colfax Avenue. The newly dubbed Bluebird District has been an integral part of bringing new businesses to the already bustling neighborhood between East High School and Colorado Boulevard. Many of these places are best discovered on foot, as their small storefronts are too unique to appreciate from the window of your car or the 15.
Next time you are strolling down the ’Fax trying to catch a buzz, kill your hangover or just do some sight seeing, stop by Newspeak at 2907 East Colfax. Opened in November by the guys who brought Indy Ink and Brave New World Tattoo to Denver, Newspeak brings a new kind of shop to the already eclectic string of stores like Fabric Lab and Plastic Chapel.
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The fusion of tattoos, apparel and spray-can art creates a perfect mishmash of Denver’s local art scene. Newspeak carries ladies and men’s graphic shirts -- all printed at Indy Ink, of course -- and one of Colorado’s largest selections of high-end spray paint. Every second Saturday of the month, they premiere pieces by featured local artists to promote the neighborhood feel that East Colfax tends to bring out more and more. They also work with area high schools to create murals and promote spray can art as a legitimate form of expression.
Newspeak is the perfect addition to the diverse and unique vibe that Denver has always had, and that more and more people are starting to see. So whether you need a custom tattoo, a locally printed T-shirt or just want to meet some cool people, stop by Newspeak and love Colfax a little more. Contact them at 303-355-2171 to make an appointment.
-- Rossy Kay