If you’ve passed by our signature location at the corner of 20th Street and Lawrence, you’ve certainly noticed our new look. Inspired by our love of Miami’s Wynwood District, we decided to transform Cannabis Station into something a little brighter and a lot different.
We began hunting for the perfect fit in December and when we found Arlin Graff, we knew we had our guy for the job. A pioneer of applying abstract art to the streets, Arlin started honing his craft in 1999 as a youth in Tatuí, Brazil, just outside of Sao Paolo.
Since then, Arlin has become an international force in modern graffiti art thanks to his signature geometric shapes:
Beyond just painting in the streets, the artist moved toward fine arts and began to study new possibilities. Each time in a more elaborate form, animals are Arlin’s principal theme, creating a species of synthetic nature fragmented by the influence of the modern technological world. [Arlin Graff]
Amongst Arlin’s accolades, he transformed the Nike Store in Sao Paulo.
That is the work that inspired us to turn Cannabis Station into something out of Miami Vice. Here is how this project went down over a five day period in early May:
While Arlin’s work amazed us, we were even more grateful to spend time with him and gain a new friend. Cannabis is about connections, and we truly formed a special bond with Arlin during his stay in Denver. We hope that Arlin returns to Denver soon and can add some more flair to our brand.
In the meantime, make sure you check out Cannabis Station’s new look and snap some photos!