It was after 10 p.m. that a woman wearing a blue dress and a donkey mask came up to us and put her snout, through which her eyes were visible, up against our face -- so we were peering at each other through a tunnel of plastic hot with her breath. "Our ovaries are safe for four more fuckin' years!" ... More >>
Street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey is in town right now, painting a mural on the side of the Center For Visual Art building at 965 Sante Fe. Fairey teamed up with local artist, Evan Hecox and Philadelphia- based artist Jim Houser, to make a statement addressing the themes of consumpti ... More >>
Z-TRIP @ CITY HALL | 1/21/12Z-Trip brought the ruckus so damn hard for the Saturday night Terminal Kings festivities at City Hall. Surrounded by the art that will adorn the walls of Denver International Airport, party-goers most definitely got what they came for last night: The music phenom imbued C ... More >>
Tim Tebow has inspired more than sports fans. He's inspired artists, too. And the folks at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, who produced two posters of the Broncos quarterback that borrowed the imagery and words used by artist Shepard Fairey in his now-iconic depiction of Barack Obama. Do you s ... More >>
Bigger image on next page.Update, 4:15 p.m.: We've picked a winner! Check your e-mail to see if you've won! Thanks for playing and reading Westword. It's layers of pop culture imagery piled on top of one another like sports announcers piling on Tim Tebow -- and you know you want it. To comme ... More >>
Corey and Jesse Knapper, a pair of art-school students who were arrested for pasting massive posters on the sides of buildings, are the focus of "Buzz Kill," this week's cover story. Some people call their work vandalism, some call it art, some call it both. Their graphic poster art is reminiscent ... More >>
Ansel Adams, famous for capturing a multitude of black and white landscape photographs -- many of which likely adorn the walls of your dentist's office -- once said, "You don't take a photograph. You make it." Seetwist Productions lives, breathes, shoots and, thus, essentially embodies thos ... More >>
Remember those five dreamy days last August when the 2008 Democratic National Convention made every Denver moment seem like magic? It's all such a daze. My, how things have changed.... 2008 DNC Dream Daze: With 15,000 members of the media in town, journalists could be seen standing every te ... More >>
Not too long ago, we shared some art from Dunn the Signtologist, a talented Denver artist who paints portraits on street signs. His collections range from entertainment and cultural icons to Colorado hip-hop artists. As the popularity of his art continues to grow, the mainstream media appears to be ... More >>
About a week after Barack Obama was elected, conservative Denverite Dave Griebling set in motion a T-shirt idea that he says had been percolating since last August's Democratic National Convention. Riffing off Shepard Fairey's famous HOPE design, Griebling came up with his own catchy slogan: HOPE Yo ... More >>
You can still spot remnants of Shepard Fairey's iconic Barack Obama posters around town, which the artist himself slapped up during the Democratic National Convention (earning himself a stint in the clink in the process, as Jared Jacang Maher first reported here). But even the most grassroots effor ... More >>
Street artist Shepard Fairey, whose "HOPE" poster became an icon of the Obama campaign, did an interview with Terry Gross of NPR's Fresh Air earlier this week. Now that the Smithsonian recently purchased the original stenciled poster for its National Portrait Gallery in Washington, Fairey has offici ... More >>
Art by Carlos Fresquez. I’m a Denver native who snuck away for seven years to live in San Francisco until circumstances called me back. A lot of people thought I was plain out of my mind to come back here, where the culture just doesn’t engulf the city like that famous San Franciscan fog. B ... More >>
Yes, this Modern Drunkard slide show proves it: Our city was obsessed with the wrong convention. What you missed this weekend while you were frantically searching for Bristol Palin's facebook page: Friday brought late-breaking news both ironic and sad: The Latest Word reported that Shepard Fairey ... More >>
Artist Shepard Fairey's images have been widely used throughout the campaign. One hundred-fifty two people were arrested during DNC protest events in Denver this past week, for charges ranging from “assault on a police officer” to “throwing stones or missiles.” But buried in the list is th ... More >>
A documentary captures the creation of a genre.
Check out the trailer for the new graffiti documentary Bomb It, screening tonight at the Starz Film Center to kick off three days of graffiti events organized by Kim Owens over at www.kaffinebuzz.com. Directed by Jon Reiss – who will be on hand afterward to answer questions – the film includes i ... More >>
Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.
The street inspires the Urban Angst graffiti exhibit.
Stencil Me In
Stencil-graffiti artists fight the power with plastic and paint.