Recently, we created a new Beer Mat that sits on tables at the Wynkoop Brewing Company. It encourages patrons to order up one of three “trains” of five sample-sized beers—expertly coordinated tastes that give an overview of the range of beers Wynkoop brews. Each train features a seasonal, limited-release selection that currently ranges from Elitch’s Orchard Wheat and 1892 Artesian Lager to Brittany’s favorite, Belgorado.
If you drive down 14th Ave every day (like Brittany does), you might have noticed a new building pop up and open this summer—the Denver Police Crime Laboratory, at 14th and Cherokee. Zigzagging along its facade are organic window elements inspired by DNA helixes, as seen in the photo above.
Still feeling like fireworks and hot dogs, watermelon and corn on the cob? Well, Independence Day doesn’t have to be over yet. See through today’s downpour (at least here in Denver, where we desperately needed it) to the best holiday Summer has to offer with this little Americana profile from FontShop. We really enjoyed reading about this American designer, whose works we use all the time.
Here are a couple less-well-known options he designed, for your next American project.
Well, time really got away from me on this one. It’s been a couple months now since we press-checked Wynkoop’s B3K Black Lager can at Ball. It has been so exciting to see these gorgeous cans start showing up in 6-packs at local liquor stores like my favorite, The Grape Leaf. This can, with a revamped version of the beloved B3K logo, marks the beginning of a new line of more modern, clean and—dare we say it—more bad-ass cans for Denver’s first brewpub. Let us know what you think and make sure to drink lots of B3K this summer!
The origins of the name Arno connect to an interesting story. I have no idea exactly what Slimbach was thinking when he chose this name for his typeface, besides of Italy and the early masters of typography, but the Arno is a major river in Italy, running right through the heart of Florence. All throughout Roman and Italian history, the Arno has thoroughly flooded Florence. It has a violent nature, going from almost dry to flood conditions in just a few days, and thus is hard for its neighbors to predict.