Arts Street has implemented the dream plan of generations of public school students: getting paid to go to class. Thanks to the Adolph Coors Foundation, NOFA and Xcel Energy, the educational nonprofit has received new funding to not just offer local teenagers classe instruction in real-life skills, ... More >>
Sam Kuhn, aka Samazon, grew up drawing ponies and comic-book characters. Now she gets to transform that inspiration into tattoos for her clients. The Kansas native has been tattooing for four years and currently works at Thick as Thieves Tattoo. Westword recently caught up with Kuhn to talk with her ... 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 >>
Once you recognize Kevin Hennessy's singular style, it's hard not to notice his work all over Denver. "I used to do the specials on the chalkboard at City, O' City when I worked there -- they'd leave me on the clock and let me (design)," says Hennessy, whose official job at the restaurant was much m ... More >>
Urban adventure races and downtown scavenger hunts have become old hat in adrenaline-conscious, wheel-happy Colorado. But when AIGA Colorado, the regional design association, decides to put on an outdoor event, you know it's going to be of a very different type. To that end, letterpress typographer ... More >>
"Serious and normal."Danielle Coughlin is a graphic designer and artist who creates online identities for other businesses at her design hub, www.dcmedia-design.com. "This is my passion," says Coughlin. "But I'm not even a year old -- I turn one next month, so I'm hoping to build this up." Be ... 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 >>
Internetarcheology.comOur nostalgia for the Internet of old continues this week, as we have recently discovered the Geocities-izer, a way to make any website look and feel just like it used to. Simply put your URL of choice into the this world wide web throwback processor thingy and voilà -- ... More >>
The old logo.Many of the bigger craft breweries across the country overhaul their image every three or four years, adding beers to the lineup, changing their look or their labels. But time moves a little slower in Idaho Springs. "We are doing a whole image revamp," says Steve Indrehus, the ... 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 >>
Last week's cover story, "Extra Bold" deconstructs the weird, wonderful world of Denver designer Rick Griffith, a man who's constantly scrutinizing how words and letter-forms are used everywhere -- including the Denver School System. Griffith might be on to something, since a new paper report ... 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 >>
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 >>
AIGA Colorado melds skateboarding, graphic design and a mentoring program.
As I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade last week with my daughter, most of the attractions just passed me by, an endless queue of deservedly frozen smiles (marching for miles through the canyons of NYC in the dead of November is no picnic, folks), slick marching bands, Snoopy and the balloon ga ... More >>
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum gains one curator and loses another.
For this week's on line movie review, I decided to do something a little different. I let my roommate Stoke 27 (his artist name, not his real one) give his thoughts on the latest installment of Fantastic Four, which opened today (June 15) in theaters everywhere. Not because he is a movie expert but ... More >>
Pick fresh prints at Red Delicious Press.
Herbert Bayer's genius is on display at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Open Press LTD
Emily Griffith Opportunity School
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.