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Oct
08
East Colfax Local Flavor Guide 2014 BY localflavor
East Colfax 2014 Local Flavor Guide

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance and is a remake of the original East Colfax guide. East Colfax Avenue is the backbone of the larger Capitol Hill neighborhood in Denver. This section of East Colfax is home to a plentiful bar scene and a several fantastic live music venues such as the Odgen, Fillmore, and Bluebird Theaters. Download the guide.

My Role in this Project

The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Scroll through the images above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it.

Oct
07
Denver Coffee Guide BY localflavor

The Denver Coffee Guide was a fun switch from the regular Neighborhood Guide format. Instead of including all locally-owned businesses, we focused on just the Coffee industry. The goal of this guide was to connect people to their local coffee purveyors and help to answer the question “why does it matter where I buy my coffee is coffee doesn’t grow in Denver?”

The Denver Coffee Guide is 11×17″ and folds down to a cell-phone size to fit perfectly in your back pocket.
Denver Coffee Guide Folded

The Coffee Shop Listings and Coffee History

Denver Coffee Guide Page 1

The Map

Denver Coffee Guide Page 2

The Print-Friendly Version

Download a print-friendly version (8.5 x 11″)

My Role in this Project

Similar to the Local Flavor Neighborhood Guides, I designed the brand, created the template, drew and plotted the map, and laid the whole thing out.In a nutshell, everything other than getting the business listings, initial historical content, and sponsorship.

Aug
07
Denver Beer Guide BY localflavor

The Denver Beer Guide was a fun project. Denver was a hub for craft brew since the 1980s and only grew in that capacity through today. The goal of this guide was to connect people to their locally-crafted breweries through some storytelling and also quite literally, showing them on a map where to go get a delicious brew.

The Denver Beer guide is 11×17″ and folds down to a cell-phone size to fit perfectly in your back pocket.

Denver Beer Guide Folded

The Brewery Listings and Beer History

Denver Beer Guide Page 1

The Map

Denver Beer Guide Page 2

The Print-Friendly Version

Download a print-friendly version (8.5 x 11″)

My Role in this Project

Similar to the Local Flavor Neighborhood Guides, I designed the brand, created the template, drew and plotted the map, and laid the whole thing out.In a nutshell, everything other than getting the business listings, initial historical content, and sponsorship.

Oct
07
15th & Platte Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
15th & Platte Local Flavor Guide

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance (2007-2015). The neighborhood at 15th & Platte in Denver hangs out just across the Platte River from Downtown Denver but before you get to the Lower Highlands. Many people have been drawn to the area by its most well-known (and not locally-owned landmark), the REI flagship store, and have discovered this small strip of interesting businesses along the way. Download the Guide

My Role in this Project

I designed the overall look for the guide series and each individual guide. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Click through the thumbnails above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it.

See other Local Flavor Guides

Jul
08
Bonnie Brae and Old South Gaylord Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
Bonnie Brae & South Gaylord Local Flavor Guide

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance and a remake of the original Old South Gaylord guide. Bonnie Brae and Old South Gaylord Street are east of Denver’s Washington Park. Bonnie Brae lies on South University Blvd and  Here you’ll find upscale boutiques and restaurants. Download the guide (2012).

My Role in this Project

The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images.

May
08
South Broadway 2012 Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
South Broadway Local Flavor Guide

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance and is one of three remakes of this guide. South Broadway is a bit of a misnomer because most of these businesses are located technically on North Broadway. The neighborhood lies between Baker and West Wash Park. The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood. Download the guide (2012).

My Role in this Project

I designed the overall look for the guide series and each individual guide. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Scroll through the images above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it.

Mar
31
Old South Pearl Street 2012 Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
Old South Pearl Street 2012 Local Flavor Guide

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance. The Old South Pearl Street shopping district is south east of downtown Denver, between Alameda Ave. and Jewel Ave (north/south) Broadway Blvd and the Washington Park neighborhood (west/east). Download the guide.

Like other neighborhoods in Denver, Old South Pearl Street developed along a street car line. Over the years, the rails went away and eventually the I-25 highway was built, bisecting the neighborhood. The area we now call Old South Pearl Street is just the southern bit of the original neighborhood boundaries – from I-25 on the northern end, to Jewel Ave. on the southern end. This neighborhood is home to boutiques and restaurants. Though the business district has had its booms and slumps over the past 100 years, the area is still relatively affluent.

The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood.

My Role in this Project

I designed the overall look for the guide series and each individual guide. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Click through the thumbnails above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it. This guide is a remake of the 2007 version.

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Oct
31
Tennyson Street Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
Tennyson Street Local Flavor Guide Cover

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance. The Tennyson Street shopping district is in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver. It is considered to be in the Denver Highlands area. Download the guide.

Though the Berkeley neighborhood covers a lot of ground, the Tennyson Street shopping district only runs along Tennyson Street from about W 38th Ave to W 44th Ave. This neighborhood is notable because it was the home of the original location of Elitch Gardens when it was a community botanical garden and zoological exhibit. Elitch Gardens has relocated closer to downtown, but the canopy over the old carousel still remains.

The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood.

My Role in this Project

I designed the overall look for the guide series and each individual guide. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Click through the thumbnails above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it.

See other Local Flavor Guides

 

Oct
29
Colorado Local First 2011 Sticker Campaign BY localflavor
Colorado Local First 2011 Sticker Campaign

About the Project

Colorado Local First is a public outreach campaign by the Mile High Business Alliance intended to draw attention to the decision-making process of spending money locally, first. It’s also about stoking a little love for the city of Denver and state of Colorado.

My Role in this Project

Creative direction, design, illustration, photography, and copywriting

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