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“Art of Old Signs” Exhibit at DEN Summons Neon History of the Front Range

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DENVER – Feb. 16, 2023 – The ultimate calling card – a neon sign, too bright and clever to miss. Now travelers can enjoy viewing the many signs displayed throughout our city’s history at Denver International Airport (DEN). The Art of Old Signs exhibit contains illustrations of historic neon signs that line the halls throughout the YJuncture, on Concourse A just beyond bridge security.

The 25 illustrations reproduced for the exhibit on canvas represent a bygone era of commercial signage. All but four signs are from Colorado, with many from the Denver area. Despite the constant threat of development, many of the signs illustrated still exist.

The display is artist Austin Baskett’s first exhibition. Over the past ten years, Baskett has traveled the state drawing these iconic relics to help preserve their beauty and to share their stories with others. Baskett is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He started his career in graphic design and has been an illustrator for 30 years. His career path took him into creative management, marketing, and operations in the beauty industry. He moved to Colorado with his wife in 1993 and now splits his time between Lafayette and Salida.

The exhibit will be on display until late June 2023.

Click here to see the photo gallery.

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