Flavors of Colorado Poster

 

This year I was asked to create the offical poster for the Flavors of Colorado. It is a celebration of Colorado's own chefs, artists, musicians, craft brewers and distillers. I had an awesome time creating the image in the Vail Valley at Piney Lake. I fabricated some custom wooded "saddle bags" so that I could load them up with items that represented the other arts at the festival. I couldn't have been happier with how it came out! Check out the behind the scenes shots and some shots of my booth at the festival.

Custom wood crate saddle bags

Custom wood crate saddle bags

Signing posters!

Signing posters!

Big Head Todd!!!

Big Head Todd!!!

No room to spare, yay for bike racks

No room to spare, yay for bike racks

Creative work in Uganda, Africa

 

 

In July of 2015 I was asked by one of my best friends, Zach Wear of Campfire Studios, to go to Africa and shoot a video with him for an amazing organization called "Musana Community Development". Needless to say it was AMAZING! Zach and I pushed each other creatively and learned so much about ourselves and the other side of the world. Zach is one of those guys that always has a seat at my table. We have continued to team up on all kinds of non profit volunteer projects together. The image of this bike was encouragement from God that he wants me to continue to serve his kingdom and pursue my Bicycle Landscapes. I've always been asked "Did you just find that bike there" when people see my work. My answer, until this, had always been "no". We were walking back to our vehicle after visiting a remote village to get some footage and then, BAM! - I looked behind this African mud-hut and saw this bike there just waiting for me to take it's portrait. It is available in my "Rustic" Collection for purchase. I am donating all the proceeds from this print back to Musana. Check out some of the snapshots from the trip in the gallery to the right.

brainstorming

brainstorming

ready for take-off

ready for take-off

just some of the gear

just some of the gear

amazing people!

amazing people!

this little guy followed me around

this little guy followed me around

Some of my fellow creatives!

Some of my fellow creatives!

Silvi & Steph

Silvi & Steph

A late night setting up the show

A late night setting up the show

Art Opening at Denver's "Battery 621"

 

I am extremely humbled for the invite to host an Art Opening in one of the coolest collaborative office spaces in Denver. Battery 621 is much more than a building; it's an entirely new way of looking at business partnerships, social outreach, environmental sustainability and engaging clients with products and services. I was able to showcase tons of new work that no one has seen yet. We had an amazing turnout and lots of beer from New Belgium! I want to especially thank the my beautiful wife and the Gibbins family for making food, helping me setup, bartend and host the event. Steph, Chris, Silvi and TaTa, I love you guys! And to my buddy Dave Bacon, much love to you for introducing my work to Battery 621!

 

South West Photo RV Road Trip!

 

 

How do I put this into words!? Two fellow photographers and close friends of mine (Scott Shek and Scott Proposki) and I loaded up an RV with vintage bikes, tons of camera gear and lots of treats from New Belgium Brewing Comany. We left Colorado and heading to Arches National Park in Utah. From there we headed to the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Then dropped down to Sedona, AZ. We continued on to Page, AZ and visited "Horshoe Bend" and then scored exclusive access into Antelope Canyon and then into Owl Canyon. (That's what happens when you make instant friends with your guide. You get to go places nobody else does). After all that we drove to Arizona to visit Saguaro National Park. The next day we headed to an airplane boneyard to see what we could find. Again, when you are nice to the people they let you do stuff like wrestle a bicycle into the upper deck of a vintage war plane. We then headed to Sante Fe and down to White Sands New Mexico. This is a trip that I've dreamt of for years. I was telling my buddy Scott P. about it and he said, "Lets go kid"! After getting the support from my wife, WE DID IT! Needless to say this was a bucket list trip for me. It was an AMAZING 8 days. That's right we packed it all into 8 days and didn't let a second of the trip go to waste.

I LOVE New Belgium Brewing CO!

I LOVE New Belgium Brewing CO!

shooting in the neon museum

shooting in the neon museum

loading and unloading!

loading and unloading!

These guys! @Whitesands Desert

These guys! @Whitesands Desert

I want one of these!

I want one of these!

Scott is ALWAYS smiling!

Scott is ALWAYS smiling!

The BEST NIGHT!

The BEST NIGHT!

planning

planning

Steaks + IPA + Pocket Knife!

Steaks + IPA + Pocket Knife!

Insane!

Insane!

Star tracking

Star tracking

Humungous cactus!

Humungous cactus!

Hes still smiling!

Hes still smiling!

Owl Canyon, AZ

Owl Canyon, AZ

Our awesome guide

Our awesome guide

IN. AWE.

IN. AWE.

Couldn't have done it without them!

Couldn't have done it without them!

I found the owls!

I found the owls!

The baby owls

The baby owls

Email me about prints of this!

Email me about prints of this!

Watch your step Scotty!

Watch your step Scotty!

INCREDIBLE.

INCREDIBLE.

Horeshoe Bend, AZ

Horeshoe Bend, AZ

Don't break the key in the lock!

Don't break the key in the lock!

Me & Chris, my art rep

Me & Chris, my art rep

at the Neon Museum

at the Neon Museum

Just geeking out

Just geeking out

Photo credit: Scott Proposki

Photo credit: Scott Proposki

Breakfast of Champions!

Breakfast of Champions!

Photo credit: Scott Shek

Photo credit: Scott Shek

Thank you TARN Outdoor CO

Thank you TARN Outdoor CO

OUCH! $1,200 lens. Ruined.

OUCH! $1,200 lens. Ruined.

JUST. KEEP. GOING.

JUST. KEEP. GOING.

So Cool!

So Cool!

Cut this thing right in half!

Cut this thing right in half!

Invisible hardware!

Invisible hardware!

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Acrylic sheets protect the prints

Acrylic sheets protect the prints

Custom Art Installation at

Cruise Apartment Complex in Denver

 

The boutique apartment complex, Cruise, commissioned me to design lobby and lounge artwork to welcome tenants into the fashionable, Uptown complex. I athen installed innovative displays conforming to Cruise’s aesthetic theme, including a bicycle mounted to “float” through a wall and images printed directly onto metal plates. I recruited my good friend Scott Beckley to help him weld hidden hanging hardware inside the frame tubes of the bike. (I know's lots of "Scotts").

 

Contact me to collaborate on a custom creative solution for you space.

todd@toddvanfleet.com I 303.246.8633
 

"Art in Public Places" Exhibit for the town of Vail, CO

 

 

In 2012, my work prompted the town of Vail, Colorado to give me access to remote areas of Vail Valley so I could produce a series of bicycle-landscapes – or as Todd calls them, “Bikescapes” – for the inaugural year of the USA Pro Challenge bike race. The Bikescapes were displayed on low-set billboards throughout Vail Village as part of the Art of Motion exhibit for Vail’s Art in Public Places program. I was able to obtain special permits form the town of Vail, Vail Mountain Resorts and the US Forest Service to explore the Vail Valley to create art for the town.

 

I also created a series of limited edition "VAIL" posters with the images that sold out during the events in Vail.

Window graphics at Vail bus station

Window graphics at Vail bus station

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