Down and Out in Denver

Wednesday’s Links

Posted in wednesday's links by Alastair on January 19, 2011

Costumes on display in “On Stage in Fashion,” an exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

  • Today is Paul Cézanne’s 172nd birthday and Google is remembering the French artist and Post-Impressionist painter’s work with a special logo.
  • Speaking of birthdays, today is Dolly Parton’s 65th birthday. See Blake’s enthusiastic post, below. Born on January 19, 1946 in Sevierville, Tennessee, there is no doubt that Dolly is still turning heads with her voice and curves! Take a peek at her official Twitter page for birthday updates… Blake. Happy Birthday, Dolly!
  • Cowboy up! Westword’s Jef Otte explores, with a keen eye, the world where cowboy and hipster fashions collide, aka the National Western Stock Show. The similarities are pretty striking…. And there are some rather good looking cowboys! Birds of a fashion feather? You decide.
  • “On Stage in Fashion: Design for Theater, Opera and Dance” continues through Saturday at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. I know, I know. But, it reminds me how much I miss my fashion exhibitions, whether in San Francisco or New York. Here’s to wishing we could see more of these types of displays in Denver, which seems to have its own somewhat underground fashion community.
  • Medical marijuana laws in Colorado are more extensive than in any other state—and state lawmakers aren’t done yet. This may (or may not) result in more badly designed dispensaries (and more of those terrible Westword ads). It’s time for dispensary owners to rid our streets of such eyes sores. Looking for some inspiration? Check out Denver’s Good Chemistry which has one of the best logo designs I’ve seen in the business. Additionally, I came across this Sand Studios-designed gem in San Francisco not long ago.

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