Tom Lundin is an accidental historian: Through blog and The Denver Eye, his Facebook page, he shares images of the Mile High City's fascinating past. Lundin's collection is a curated mix of images that tell the story of a great city, with everything from hundred-year old photos of Lakeside Amusement ... More >>
"Reflections": A Celebration of Beauty" should be a beauty of an event at the Fashion Design Center Denver on Friday, June 20. Developer Lisa Curwen connected with Lisa Eberlein to organize a fashion show inspired by the poem "Mirror, Mirror"; Eberlien also produced a special film that will premier ... More >>
#87: Lisa Ramfjord Elstun Denver designer Lisa Ramfjord Elstun has it all going for her: A master seamstress with an eye for personalized, classic tailored designs, she also rocks an entrepreneurial business acumen that's the epitome of professionalism. A 2014 Westword MasterMind in the fashion cat ... More >>
Time to clean out your closet, putting away all the cold-weather clothes. Need to update your wardrobe for spring? There are plenty of events where you can find inspiration this month, from the much-anticipated Denver Fashion Weekend to trunk shows. Here are our nine favorite fashion events for Apri ... More >>
You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. McMean Elementary School art teacher Melinda Laz is breaking back into the local art scene ... More >>
The Grammys are supposed to be "music's biggest night." Unfortunately, the only person who truly believes this is the copywriter who came up with that tagline. There are easily five festivals every year with stakes to the same claim. One of the highlights of this year's Grammys was a Bruno Mars/Stin ... More >>
Here at the Wild-Urban Interface Desk, we're puzzling over the new logo just unveiled by Rocky Mountain National Park in celebration of its centennial, chosen two years early from close to a hundred entries. As you can see, it's a highly retro design, strong on pine cones and columbines and the prom ... More >>
The 2012 Mayor's Design Awards, announced last night, celebrate a range of notable projects across six categories: I Wanna Live Here!, Oh, Pioneers!, Use It Or Lose It!, Eye-Catcher!, The City's Gotta Eat! and Goin' Rogue! This year's winners include restaurants, breweries and livable properties, as ... More >>
It wasn't long ago that Denver planners had the crackpot idea of putting a new Colorado history museum underground in Civic Center Park, right by the McNichols building, once a Carnegie library. Cooler heads put the kibosh on that. And now Denver's Civic Center has been designated a National Histori ... More >>
Curt Fentress.Let's hope Mayor Michael Hancock has Curt Fentress's number on speed dial. The Denver architect was brought in to fix Denver International Airport before it ever got off the ground decades ago, and the expansion plans he crafted back then could be looking very good now that star ... More >>
Bigger image belowPardon us for a minute while we marvel at the cover art for the new Snake Rattle Rattle Snake record, would ya? Don't mean to gush, but... wow! As you can see below, Ravi Zupa simply outdid himself, and Kit Peltzel has put it all together in a way that more than does the ban ... More >>
Flier design doesn't have many proven rules, but there is one that is nearly irrefutable: cartoon demon babes are always a good idea. Toss in some fire effects, and it's next to impossible to resist the urge to stare longingly at our pick this week, which combines some simple lines with ridic ... More >>
See bigger version at thedenveregotist.comLeading today's Denver Blogs round-up is a post that not-so-subtly explains the realities of paying for graphic design. You can have great and fast graphic design, but you'll get what you pay for, opines the Denver Egotist, but originally created b ... More >>
Cassandra KotnickThe Mercury Cafe, still rising.At 6 p.m. tonight at the Mercury Cafe, still-Mayor John Hickenlooper will hand out Denver's 2010 Mayor's Design Awards, honoring eleven neighborhood projects that combine form and function in remarkable ways. Several of the winners are restauran ... More >>
Full comic below.Star architect Santiago Calatrava will reveal his plan for the new Fastracks/Westin Hotel/Terminal on Thursday, July 29, 2010. It is only fitting that Denver Manager of Aviation Kim Day will be throwing him a birthday party the night before, as she has consistently held a "le ... More >>
Click to enlargeArvada, beware! There's a big-ass, crocodilian kaiju coming for you. Your skyscrapers, supposing you have any, are in serious danger. And don't let your guard down just because it says those claws are candy. Ahem. We were quite taken with this flier. We're not sure if the awe ... More >>
Mule deer and fawns heading up Vail Pass. The campaign to construct a wildlife bridge over I-70 near West Vail Pass got a major boost this week when the site was selected as the focus for a new, international design competition of wildlife crossing structures. Long identified as a problem ar ... More >>
The documentary American Artifact highlights the history of rock poster art.
A few weeks ago, we posted an item about Jon Snodgrass's brand-new album, Vistor's Band, which hit stores last week, and made mention of a new Drag the River release, fittingly titled Bad at Breaking Up. The fine folks over at Suburban Home Records just unveiled the packaging for the record, which i ... More >>
I know it's not over yet, but I'm pretty sure that 2008 is gonna go down as the year of the break up. Here are some of the acts that called it a day: Planes Mistaken for Stars, Machine Gun Blues, the Brotherhood of Dae Han, Whiskey Kiss, Fight Like Hell, the Crimson Red, Erica Brown Band, Redline De ... More >>
Remembering a true pioneer.
Two new landmarks with Mile High ambitions are coming online downtown.
A farewell to architect Eugene Sternberg and landscape architect Jane Silverstein Ries.
New music from area artists
Hangra-Laa is one way to recycle old hangers.
The Denver Art Museum turns recent design history every which way but loose.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts lends some needed beauty to nowheresville.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Sugar Building and Annex
Downtown architectural accomplishments are threatened by 'renovation'.
The expansion of the Colorado Convention Center promises to do more harm than good.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.