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In 2005 when legendary Roots MC, Black Thought dubbed him the “Signtologist,” nobody knew exactly how far Denver-based Dan Ericson, best known as Dunn The Street Sign Artist, would take the new name. Since beginning this seemingly fateful journey, Dunn has become the creator of a soulfully crafted cycle the likes of which the art, hip-hop or urban street scenes have never seen. This entirely green artist has turned his art form into a science, recycling hundreds of street signs into unique homages to the musicians, actors, public figures and athletes that inspire him.

An unconventional art form to say the least, Dunn fell upon using street signs as canvas by chance. Fate, a love of urban culture, and an extensive animation and graphic design background led him to the pieces you see today. Dunn’s work is owned by a number of artists such as Rakim, De La Soul, Spike Lee, Digable Planets, Pharrell and Wyclef Jean. This outreach on his part has allowed his artwork to gain national attention as well as helping to complete the cycle of inspiration. Further, XXL realized Dunn’s talent before many others and brought his work to a whole new level when he was featured in Dec 2007 issue.

Dunn recognizes and appreciates the liberal investment the Denver art and hip hop communities have given him and aims to repay that in full by donating pieces whenever asked to charity. Using his position to pay tribute to fellow artists and consistently drawing attention to the great city of Denver and all it has to offer fellow artists and members of the hip hop community.

Dunn has found a unique way to turn ordinary to extraordinary while staying within the intent and the criterion of the sign itself. Rare is it that we stumble upon an artist so telling of the time. His eco-friendly work has been seen worldwide in art shows, on television and in the homes of those he paints. His portraits speak to a generation advocating change-not only for our environment, but for the media that molds us. 

Dunn has shown his work around the country just to name a few places New York, California, Nevada, Texas and of course he always has work up in Colorado. Keep up to date with all his up coming shows at www.thesigntologist.com

 

  • Freelance Graphic Design                                                                                    
  • Logo Design – Denver Relief (2013)
  • Logo Design – Rocky Mountain Short Sales (2012)
  • QR Code customization for KIO Storage (2012)
  • QR Code customization for Akomplice Clothing (2011)
  • E-Book Cover Design – Anthony Quinata (2011)
  • Logo Design – Bill Ray (2011)
  • Logo Design – Kendole Charles (2011)
  • Album Art for DJ Maseo of De La Soul (2009-2010)
  • Logo Design – Eric Matelski (2008)
  • Signage displayed at Magic Tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV for Akomplice Clothing (2004-2008)
  • Marketing and Design for Rhythm Vision (2002 – 2006)
  • T-Shirt Design for Hawgback Motorcycle Shop (2005)
  • “HOOD” weekly published & DCAF award winning comic strip (1999-2004)
  • Fine Artist                                                                                                                        
  • Solo Show at House Of Rock “Live At The Loop” Corpus Christi, TX (2013)
  • Solo Show at Produce Corpus Christi, TX (2013)
  • SoGnar’s Shred Circuit National Tour (2013)
  • Currently under representation in Brooklyn, NY through House of Art (2012 -2013)
  • Co-Produced & Curated 13 Lumens Candle Art Show Denver, CO (2012)
  • Mural Project “Basquait” Metropolitan State College Center For Visual Art Denver, CO (2012)
  • Solo Show at Kultured Chameleon Kansas City, MO (2012)
  • Contemporary Art Fair New York, NY (2012)
  • Group Show at Gallery 3 Reno, NV (2012)
  • Solo Show at Gallery 3 Reno, NV (2012)
  • Currently under representation in New York through House of Art (2012)
  • Signtologist Suite in Nu Hotel Brooklyn, NY (2012)
  • Outdoor Group Show “Your Keys To The City” Art Piano Denver, CO (2012)
  • Curator for “The Art Of Records” Denver, Co (2012)
  • SoGnar’s Mighty Midwest National Tour (2012)
  • Solo Show at Akomplice | Fuzion Santa Barbara, CA (2011)
  • QR Quick Response Art Show Produced & Co-Curated Denver, CO
  • Pittsburgh, PA & San Francisco, CA (2011)
  • Cherry Creek Art Festival at Division West Denver, CO (2011)
  • Featured Artist in Westword’s “Artopia” Denver, CO. (2008 & 2010)
  • Nominated for Best Street Artist of 2009 Santa Fe Art District Denver, CO
  • Whole Foods Green #5 Art Show Denver, CO
  • Co-Produced & Curated Prayer Candle Shows “Waxburner” & “13 Lumens”
  • Chicago, IL. & Denver, CO. (2008 – 2010)
  • Tote bag Show Benefit for Hudson River Clear Water Beacon, NY. (2008)
  • Denver Arts Week Featured artist at Denver Performing Arts Complex. (2007)

 

  • Publications                                                                                                            
  • Hi Fructose (2012)
  • Huffington Post (2012)
  • 5280 Magazine Article “Sign Language” (September 2011)
  • Dime Magazine (2011)
  • 9 News KUSA – TV (2008,2009 ,2010)
  • The Onion (2008)
  • Denver Post (2008)
  • XXL (2007 & 2010)
  • Nickelback “Rockstar” Music video (2008)

September 2014

Suess mural

By | September 1st, 2014|Categories: PORTFOLIO|

Need a Mural? Contact DUNN

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January 2014

Find my story on page 166

By | January 28th, 2014|Categories: PRESS|

Cowboys, Yogis, and One-legged Ski Bums is a compilation of Don Morreale's popular YourHub/Examiner.com articles about the life and times of contemporary Coloradans. Originally published: May 2014 Author: Don Morreale

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December 2013

New Studio

By | December 6th, 2013|Categories: EVENTS|

Moved to a new studio located in the Ruby Hill area of Denver Colorado Visits by appointment only For more info or to book an appointment please Contact: DUNN

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August 2013

Featured on Love & Hip Hop

By | August 9th, 2013|Categories: PRESS|

Shot on location at House Of Art Gallery Brooklyn New York. Salute to Richard Beavers!

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April 2013

Featured in The Source

By | April 19th, 2013|Categories: PRESS|

BoomBox Show Recap of show at House Of Art Gallery in The Source!

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The BoomBox

By | April 10th, 2013|Categories: EVENTS|

At House of Art Gallery Brooklyn NY

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