My latest contribution to Characters of Colfax is now up on their site, putting a spotlight on some of the people that make Colfax Ave interesting. The new comic features one of my favorite “gate keeper”, bartender, and all around good people: Becky Stutsman.
Yep, prints are in stock of all eight banner illustrations that I did for Colfax Ave featuring architecture from Colfax Avenue’s past and present. Each are 11″x17″ and on 100lb cover stock. Message me for prices and shipping.
I got a notice late on Friday night, November 15, that the eight different banners would start going up at 4am on Saturday morning along the 2-3 miles of East Colfax Avenue, the longest, wickedest street in America. It was around 10 am the next morning that I was finally able to get out on my bike and pedal up Colfax Ave, dodging traffic, from the Capitol up through Josephine Street.
… and yep… there they were. All eight designs, repeated over the three miles. Still being hung up.
It’s kind of brilliant to see my artwork along East Colfax. I cannot really describes how all this feels, but it certainly puts a rare smile on my face.
This is pretty brilliant. So, I was approached by the Colfax Avenue Business Improvement District (Colfax BID) that represents businesses along the section of East Colfax Avenue between Grant Street and Josephine Street, about a 2 mile stretch of the 30 or so miles that Colfax fully runs.
Now, I’ve done work with Colfax BID in the past (just see the Characters of Colfaxcomic that I’m currently doing for them.) Every year or so, the BID provides banners that hang on the light posts that run up and down this 2 miles stretch. In the past they have been holiday themed, or focusing on various businesses, or (like the past year) featuring artwork from some of the artists that work in the tattoo shops along Colfax.