• New Interview: 5 Good Minutes with Dave Nadeau – Rhymes with Pixel Digital Imaging Artistry >>

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    Rhymes with Pixel is digital imaging artistry by David Nadeau. We spent some time with David recently talking about his background, the difference between digital artwork and retouching, and all the ways the business is evolving. Spend 5 Good Minutes with Dave Nadeau.

  • Watch Chipotle's Original Series 'Farmed and Dangerous'

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    Poking around today, we found the first four episodes of Colorado-based Chipotle's original comedy series, 'Farmed and Dangerous' — "that explores the outrageously twisted world of industrial agriculture in America" on Hulu. It's pretty darn good. Have a watch. Each episode runs about 20 minutes.

  • Denver's Friends of Mine Teaches Us Transit 101 Around the Puget Sound

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    To help get the word out about how liberating it can be to get around the Puget Sound using Sound Transit, Friends of Mine worked with Seattle agency Green Rubino, rock-star illustrator Adam Turnbull and Coupe Studios on sound and music to create these fun, quirky and informative spots. Ride differently, won't you?

    Credits:
    Agency: Green Rubino
    Project Manager: Wesley Byham
    Creative Director: Joe Quatrone
    Associate Creative Director: Dennis Budell
    Production Company: Friends of Mine
    Producer: Cara Sturgis
    Creative Director: Mike Slane
    Art Director: Burke Miles
    Animation: Burke Miles, Chad Seidel
    Audio and Sound Effects: Coupe Studios

  • Illegal Pete's Slams Burrito Joints that Don't Stir in New Spot from Denver's Nix Bros. and Image Brew

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    Fast casual Mexican restaurant Illegal Pete's, creeping up on 7 locations around Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, has released the brand's first commercial. Opting for a comedic approach, the spot stars Denver comedy group, The Grawlix, as characters in a story that sees Ben Roy get hot and bothered over a fictitious burrito peddler's refusal to mix up the ingredients in his lunch. That menu looks an awful lot like Chipotle's, fellas. Good quality ribbing.


  • New Denver Dance Pop from Mint, "It's a Lie"

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    This new single is the follow up to Mint's first release, "Make Me Wonder," which kick started the new Denver musician's fan base faster than ever imagined. Tasty track for a Tuesday morn.

  • P.ink Day: 10 Women's Lives Transformed Through Post-Mastectomy Tattoos [NSFW]

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    Last year, CP+B launched Personal Ink — a project to connect breast cancer survivors and tattoo artists with experience in post-mastectomy tattoos. In the process, they had the chance to help transform 10 women’s lives at the very first P.INK Day at Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn. The story was captured by CP+B's in-house production company, Plus Productions.

    Warning: There is graphic nudity, but please don't let it keep you from watching it. It's a powerful story that needs to be told.

    Credits:
    Shot by Adam Nix
    Edited by Glen Montgomery
    Audio Mix & Music by Eddie Alonso
    Produced by Lennon Barnica and Nathan Folbrecht

  • #ShitToHit: Saturday, March 15th – Max Kauffman Solo Exhibit "Aether Ceremony" @ Blackbook

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    In preparation for Max's show this weekend, he's been living in Denver for a few months and working in the back of Blackbook Gallery. Very akin to a residency, it's given Max lots more time to fully focus on painting and exploring — and some interesting new sculpture ideas have come out of it as well as a body of work he's thrilled to share.

    More about the show:
    Aether is an old term, extinct in our time. Its origin comes from the Greeks — to them it was pure air — the essence that gods breathed and existed in. Later, it was considered the fifth element, a way to explain the unexplainable before true science came into play. Einstein even mentioned the term as a precursor to his theories, as a way of explaining the properties of the empty space between objects. Kauffman interprets this in his work as a connector between all things and eras. Our similarities always outweigh minute differences in our day to day lives. Working between loose painterly passages paired with tight purposeful lines Kauffman evokes the segue between waking and dreaming by connecting the two. The work is at once conscious and unconscious: the hustle of urban life and deep woods hermiting, the realms of real and magic, bleeding in and out of each other, both at the same time but also as neither.

    This new body of work explores Max Kauffman’s continuing themes of making the most of what you have. Living everyday through magic, sacred and powerful experiences… home vs house, the personal sanctuary in our minds and awe of the natural world. Where we hide our best moments and our darkest secrets — the temples of our mind. Or the thought of finding internal peace from your surroundings, a place to hide from the chaos of our day to day lives. Working with a loose narrative approach, there is no forced story, rather a subdued and familiar framework to let others fill in their own struggles and victories.

    Building this show in the back of Black Book Gallery played into these themes. This exhibit marks Max’s return to his old home of Denver — a sanctuary of peace and familiarity away from Oakland, CA — his new hometown. The freedom and space to work allowed Max to stretch his ideas out and work efficiently. With this came more room for exploration which developed into a new series of sculptural pieces that are a nod to Kauffman’s love of anthropology and indigenous cultures, as well as a few experimental canvas pieces that materialized over time.

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, March 15th, 6-10pm
    Black Book Gallery | 555 Santa Fe Dr. | Denver, CO 80204
    Artist in attendance | Free and open to the public

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