• #KegsWithLegs #42 – Paddle Battle: Thursday, June 19 @ Mondo Robot, Boulder

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    Mondo Robot and Kegs With Legs present the ultimate design competition. Paddle Battle will test your creative skills against the best of the best. Here’s how it works: get a ping pong paddle, customize it any way you want, bring it to Mondo Robot’s Kegs with Legs and vote for the best design. The winner will score the coveted Paddle Battle first prize and earn creative bragging rights for the year.

    Choose to design your paddle individually, as a team, or pull your agency together for one epic masterpiece. More than one entry per agency is encouraged. Just bring your paddles — many have already been delivered to shops across Denver and Boulder — to the party by 7:00 PM and then start voting. Results will be collected at 8:00 PM followed by the crowning of the Paddle Battle champion.

    Haven’t got a paddle? Buy one and start creating!

    Enjoy some cold beer and good eats while the battle rages on. Maybe even break out the big hair and headbands for a game of funky 70s ping pong.

    Thursday, June 19th
    5 PM - 9 PM

    Please RSVP!

  • Love Bikes? Love Posters? Get in on ARTCRANK Denver. Call for Entries is Now Open.

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    ARTCRANK is a poster show about bicycles. Their goal is to make art as accessible as bikes are, and use creativity to change the way people think about cycling. They also throw amazing parties.

    Right now, ARTCRANK is looking for designers and artists to create original, bike-inspired posters for their sixth show in Denver at the newly relocated Ink Lounge, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 23.

    To be considered for the Denver show, prospective artists and designers should send an email with three digital samples (URLs or JPG images) of previous work that provide a good representation of your style and skills to charles@artcrank.com. Entry is free.

    For more details on ARTCRANK and the upcoming Denver show, please see the ARTCRANK site: artcrank.com/denver.

  • Denver's Immersive Street Arcade Starts this Saturday

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    Happening June 7 – July 26, 2014, every Thursday + Saturday from 7pm to 11pm on Champa Street, OhHeckYeah will be transforming the Denver Theatre District into a first-of-its-kind immersive street arcade. Powered through a combination of LED screens, social media and custom video games, the street arcade is touted as a gaming experience for all.

    ON THE WEB: The public will be able to interact with video game characters through personalized Twitter profiles powered by local improv comedians from Bovine Metropolis.

    ON THE STREET: Once you're on Champa Street, you'll feel it — the pulse of the arcade bringing downtown to life. To play at the arcade is to be immersed in each game. The entire two city blocks will be full of street art and custom structures that will transport players to a modern game world.

    GAMES: Built by the Denver-based, award-winning creative team of Legwork Studio and Mode Set, the games will allow players to use their body as controllers while playing on the huge Denver Theater District LED screens. Microsoft Kinect devices will be utilized so participants feel like they've jumped right into the video games.

    WHY: Gaming often gets a bad rap. Most people associate it with an activity that's just for kids, geeks and sci-fi nerds. We see the arcade acting as a social glue by connecting strangers on the street. By infusing play into public space, we hope to build a community that is more creative and connected. It's no coincidence that the most innovative people attribute play as the gateway to a good idea. If we can help inspire new ideas by integrating play into the built environment, then our project is a success. At the end of the day, who doesn't want their city to be more fun?

  • #SiteLaunch: Denver's Elevated Third

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    Denver digital agency Elevated Third began the process of redesigning their website after last year’s DrupalCon. Complacency was creeping in and their site needed that extra boost to display the agency's true talents to clients. After a year of developing, designing, and testing followed by further developing, designing and testing, Elevated Third was finally ready to release their new offering to the world.

    "We wanted something unique. This is why we avoided the long-scrolling-banner trend. Our end product is easy and convenient for users without being overly basic. After a year of hard work, we have a website we are proud to show off to prospective clients."

    Visit the site and let them know what you think.

  • Get Smart, Get $50 Off: Digital Summit Denver 2014, June 17-18 #DSD14

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    Digital Summit Denver, happening Tuesday and Wednesday of the week following next, will feature over 50 speakers — leading digital thought leaders excited to share their insights with you on the latest strategies, trends and best practices.

    Some big dogs are speaking at the event, including Brent Herd, Industry Director for Twitter; Rachel Elam, Client Partner, Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook; and Joe Fernandez, Co-founder of Klout.

    Get a $50 discount for the event by using the Promo Code: DVREGO.

    Tomorrow we'll be giving away a free pass to the event — a $295 value — so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, get your tix here.

  • The Hatmaker of Mancos, Colorado

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    For almost 20 years, one of the country’s finest artisans has been handcrafting high-end, custom cowboy hats in his small shop in a tiny Colorado town. Read the story of Nate Funmaker in 5280.

  • Cactus and Photographer Andrew Maguire Illustrate How the Lottery is Funding the Ways Colorado Plays

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    You might have seen the recent spring campaign for the Colorado Lottery around town, in which they're educating you that not all the money they collect goes into state coffers – instead into making Colorado a richer place to play. The campaign is from Cactus, with shots from Andrew Maguire in Colorado locations including Jurassic Park (Estes Park), Betasso Preserve (Boulder) and Ute Pass (Silverthorne).

    Credits:
    Brian Watson, Creative Director
    Ryan Johnson, Creative Director
    Ricky Lambert, Copywriter
    Allie Nordstrom, Sr. Art Director
    Jamie Sharpe, Accounts/Production
    Tara Turner, Acct Director
    Devon Black, Associate Acct Executive
    Andrew Maguire, Photographer

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