• Colorado Creative Industry News

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    >> Adam Learner, currently the Executive Director at The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar, has been selected as the new Director for the Museum of Contemporary Art
    It’s also been announced that the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver has acquired The Lab at Belmar. What’s it all mean? More cool Lab-esque programs being brought to MCA. Go read more about it.

    >> Winter Park Resort has hired Denver-based advertising agency Cactus to grow the resort’s brand and promote its world class skiing and riding. The commitment solidifies a long-term partnership between Cactus and Winter Park, who have worked together on projects including the Railyard Terrain Park and Detention, a youth rail series sponsored by Own Your C.

    >> AmericaFree.TV, a leading internet television broadcaster, announced the new “Chip-In” feature on their site. The groundbreaking feature gives web movie watchers the chance to become financial benefactors of their favorite indie film phenomenon. It is the first time in history that audiences can support filmmakers in the same way shareware works. Crispin Porter + Bogusky is an AmericaFree.TV partner and together they have created the marriage between the Internet broadcaster and the international film community. AFTV has been adding to the enormous library of movies by allowing Filmmakers to openly upload their work on the site to take advantage of the audience and the Chip-in feature but also through a relationship with the Boulder International Film Festival, which provides premier independent films from its participants. Many of the films that were shown at the film festival are now up and running on the site, and running the Chip-in feature.

    >> Quiznos is giving away a million free subs. Get yours by signing up to their email list.

  • Heart Attack Grill

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    Our motto is: Taste Worth Dying For. Sure makes you long for the return of Fort Collins’ Debbie Does Donuts.

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    (Thanks, Anthony)

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  • Home-Grown Home Radio

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    While rummaging through the inbox, we came across this spot for History Maker Homes by way of Miles Strategic DNA (website pending, apparently.)

    The spot itself was sent in by recommended copywriter Tom Van Ness. Fun spot for a very competitive market.

  • Free Lunch, Thanks to Good Times

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    Morey Evans Advertising and their digital media partner Motive have unleashed a leggy new campaign for local fast-food joint Good Times Burgers over the past few weeks. The Save the Burger campaign has some quirky TV and a bunch of social media outreach (Twitter, Facebook)—we’re actually pretty impressed with the breadth of the program.

    More importantly, they’re giving away free burgers. Grab a coupon at the campaign’s microsite.

  • Painting With The Sky

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    It’s always good to see something powerful and simple on a billboard. This piece for Berger Paints, by JWT India, certainly hits the mark. But who’d want to be the poor sap doing the painting?


    Advertising Agency: JWT, Mumbai, India
    Creative Director: Nandita Chalam
    Copywriter / Art Director: Minal Phatak

    Via I Believe In Advertising

  • PostNewsRealEstate.com Redesign

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    Despite all the rumors surrounding the two Denver dailies, it appears they’re continuing to refine their technological chops as the world shifts beyond printed papers to heavy online offerings. We never used the previous version of the Denver Post/Rocky Mountain News PostNewsRealEstate.com website, but the newly launched version seems simple enough to navigate if you’re in the market for a home. Yes, they chose function over form in this site, but sometimes that’s okay. User/tech details follow.

    User Experience Improvements: – Improved site navigation – Search results that display relevant community, business information and Google Street View mapping – Closer integration of editorial content from the primary news sites

    Key Technical Goals of Redesign: – Cleaner, goal-based design – Standard compliant design (excluding vendor Flash embed) – Rails based CMS and integration of four separate vendors – Elimination of underperforming ad positions

  • iPhone Apps For Type Dweebs

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    Here are two cool new apps that double as entertainment and as lessons in shit you should know.

    Ever seen a great font in a magazine ad, poster, or on the web and wondered what font it is? Whip out your iPhone and snap a photo, and WhatTheFont for iPhone will identify that font in seconds! Download it.

    What do you get when you combine the graphic design geekdom of kerning letter with the pacing of Tetris? Answer: The KERN iPhone App. Letters must be inserted with pinpoint precision into place within words. A hair too far to the left or right and you’ll loose a life (measured in ligatures). Download it.

    (Via Isaac and Neu Black)

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