Fifty-two issues per year; fifty-two cover designs. It's not always easy to illustrate the stories that make Denver the place that it is, but we try to do that with our print issue each week. To see our favorite covers from the past year, as selected by Westword art director Jay Vollmar, head to our slideshow. They range in subject from Denver's top divas to our beer culture to the rental market, crime and the day the world didn't disappear. Whatever the topic, Westword has you covered.
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