A crush of holiday markets will divide and multiply over the next two weeks, giving proof to the notion that Colorado is a hotbed of talented crafters, artists and creatives. Only a bona fide Scrooge couldn't find a place to shop on the list below. And you're likely to want to hit them all over the ... 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 >>
On Saturday night, Westword introduced the eighth class of MasterMinds -- artistic entrepreneurs who are changing the cultural landscape. Since we started the program, we have given more than $130,000 in grants to artists and arts organizations. The latest winners (click on the link for profiles): M ... More >>
The inimitable Westword cover boy Rick Griffith and his ink-spattered crew at Matter Studio normally toil with their sleeves rolled in a letterpress world that bridges classic craftsmanship and modern design, hand-running hip posters and other printed matter on the old-fashioned machinery of ... More >>
Last January, we profiled local type-and-design maestro Rick Griffith and his MATTER studio. Much of the story focused on small details -- the tiny serifs on a font, miniscule measurements between blocks of text on ancient letterpress printers. But Griffith and his crew also work big, as in a ... More >>
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that's the case, everyone involved in coming up with the cover image for Westword's recent feature on local type and design maestro Rick Griffith -- and the list includes photographer Eric Magnussen, Westword Art Director Jay Vollma ... 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 >>
This week's cover story, "Extra Bold," details local designer Rick Griffith's love affair with everything having to do with letters. It made sense, therefore, to ask his friends, family and colleagues what typeface Griffith most resembles -- and all of them were eager to weigh in. You can che ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Extra Bold," which profiles Rick Griffith, the founder of MATTER studio in Denver, opens with writer Joel Warner's observation of Griffith's "Notice to all employees" sign.
We asked Griffith about the inspiration for the sign in this video.
"Extra Bold," this week's cover story, details the creations of Denver type maestro Rick Griffith, including his "Definition of Graphic Design," a 59-word sentence he spent eighteen months crafting that now appears on T-shirts, posters and scarves. Jeremy Peterson, art director at Griffith's ... More >>
A Convivium Illiterate Preview Dinner with S.D. Prochyra.
Quietly, very quietly, over the last year since the venue opened, Illiterate Gallery director Adam Gildar instigated a resident artist program, wherein Illiterate offers artists who go through an application process a chance to stage a ... More >>
Imagine a holiday office party on acid mixed with boundary-shattering Christmas shopping and doused with a fish tank full of mojito mix and you more or less have local design studio MATTER's 11th Annual Print Sale and Party, which launches tonight at 8 p.m. at MATTER's studio, 2134 Market Str ... More >>
"MATTER: Disregarding the barriers between design and art since 1999." That's the motto of MATTER, the fast-forward local design studio masterminded by Rick Griffith -- and it perfectly describes the show Griffith has hung in the fourth-floor Jury Selection Room at the Denver City and County Build ... More >>