Lindsey Kuhn is famous in the skate world as the founder of Denver-based Conspiracy Boards. But his vivid, iconic, screen-printed artwork is just as well known, having been a staple of rock-show posters for two decades. Its a run that recently culminated in an eye-popping, coffee-table book titled Lure of the Swamp
To celebrate the book's release, Kuhn is throwing Swampfest
, a day-long blowout that includes music by local bands Pitch Invasion and Speed Wolf; a halfpipe showdown called Funtest; food; and sales on posters, T-shirts and skateboards. "Lure of the Swamp
has been the biggest and longest-running project I've undertaken, Kuhn says. It's like a jigsaw puzzle of my poster art that took years to make, and that's not including the eighteen years it took me to make the posters. It's great to see the final product, and hopefully other people will like it as much as I do."
Swampfest goes down today between noon and 8 p.m. at the Swamp warehouse, 6810 East 53rd Place. The suggested donation is $5 for the barbecue and the bands; $10 gets you all that plus entry into the Funtest, which includes a free Kuhn T-shirt. For info, call 303-596-7967 or visit www.swamposters.com.
Sat., May 15, 1-8 p.m., 2010