• Any Other Beautiful Losers Out There? >>

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    We’re extending our contest deadline for free tickets until midnight. Any other takers? Get your entries in today. Details here.

  • Pure Nabs Stetson

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    While this didn’t arrive in time for this morning’s push of local agency news, we decided not to wait until next Friday to announce that Denver-based Pure has been retained by NYC based Stetson, the national licensor of head wear, apparel, and fashion.

    Definitely an exciting score for one of our favorite home-grown teams. Congrats guys, and keep us in the loop as this relationship begins to flourish.

  • Avoid The Ire of Your Boss

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    Want to read The Egotist all day long at work without the risk of reprimand? Check out the Microsoft Word version of our site that we stumbled across today. Technology. Your friend and ours. Get back to work, or not.

  • New Friday Feature: Beer Reviews >>

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    Hope you’re as excited about this as we are. Every Friday, we’ll have a new beer review written by New Belgium and Flying Dog – alternating weeks with one another all summer long. Here’s the first thirst-quenching rundown for Jessica’s Porter from New Belgium.

  • Bogusky In Fast Company

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    Can this dude make Microsoft cool again? No one in the world has a better shot. Read Fast Company’s take on it in the June issue or by clicking here for an online read.

  • Local Agency News

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    Lots of exciting things have been developing for some of the local shops. Here’s are some of the highlights :

    FusionBox is in the process of opening a second location in New Orleans to best serve the needs of Superior Energy, whom recently named FusionBox their agency of record.

    HIM Creative was awarded Adobe’s Site-of-the-Day award on Tuesday, May 13th, for the Language of Flavor website they designed and developed for Spicy Pickle.

    Boulder-based Texture Media has been named Interactive Agency of Record for Spyder Skiwear. They also recently won the following awards: Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 100, the Mercury 100, 2 Webby’s, 1 Webby Official Honoree, IMA Best in Show for IZZE.com, and Best of Show Interactive App at IAC.

    FL2 launched a new site. And while it may look like it was built in Flash, they assure it was not.

    And in closing, we would like to remind all you agencies, contractors, PR people, and anyone else out there, we are always interested in hearing about local agency news, awards, events, etc, so keep us in the loop why don’t you.

  • Fringe Art on The Front Range: Jerry Simpson

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    Made with a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Art, Culture and Film for the Denver International Airport, this documentary travels through Colorado and Wyoming to find some of the most original artists working today. Here’s one piece of the 30-minute documentary, featuring one of the most interesting Colorado artists and friend of The Egotist, Jerry Simpson, who digs through dumpsters around Denver (maybe even yours) for objects to create his found art.

  • Art For Aids Call for Contest And Artist Entries

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    Great-West is looking for local artist to donate work for their 21st annual Art for AIDS art auction event to be held June 7th at at the EXDO Event Center. The event is known for featuring innovative and outstanding artwork, and this is your chance to have your work featured. As part of the event, there is a juried Emerging Artist Competition with a prize of a curated exhibition at Vertigo Art Space.

    We’ve included some info below, and there are more details, including downloadable submission forms, in “The Artists” section of their site.

    Submission deadline for work is May 21. So break out your easels, get creating, and good luck to all.

    Emerging Artists

    Up-and-coming artists are strongly encouraged to enter the Emerging Artist Competition. The winner will receive space at a local gallery and will be featured in the Art for AIDS Live Auction. This section will be jured by Shannon Corrigan and Kara Duncan. The winner of the Emerging Artist category will then have a curated exhibition at Vertigo Art Space in the Santa Fe Art District.

    For purposes of this contest, Emerging Artists will be defined as someone who does not make their living from the sale or production of their artwork and who have not been featured in a professional gallery, museum, or collection.

    If you qualify as an Emerging Artist and would like to contribute but do not want to be considered in the contest, you may opt out of being considered.

    General Artists

    Colorado AIDS Project is currently seeking ready-to-display artwork from both artists and private collectors for the 20th Annual Art for AIDS. Artwork will be selected for auction by some of Denver’s leading curators. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your talent in front of 750 art collectors while supporting those living with HIV and AIDS. Artists may elect to retain up to 35% of the selling price of their work.

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