The Frosted Scotchman

denver — March 5, 2012

Scotchman_final1

Hello all, I am back with a new illustration after taking a break to concentrate
on photography for awhile. This is a cross-post-with my more active website,
The Denver Eye!

This Googie sign once stood in front of the Scotchman burger place on Federal,
north of I-70. It started as The Frosted Scotchman in 1950, shortened to just
The Scotchman in 1953, sadly closing in 1977. But before that, it was the Denver
American Graffiti -style malt shop of choice for hot-rod cruisers!

Scotchman_final2

While my drawing can look a little lifelike, this is not a photo. I illustrated the lettering
and ‘Scotch girl’ in the 2D vector application CorelDraw, then I import those into the 3D drawing application Google Sketchup to create the rest of the sign. I hope you enjoy the results!

Scotchman3

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1 comment

  1. what fun we had there and the pic-a-rib on broadway and spear…
    probably because we didn’t have cell phones for parents to check on us…….

    Comment by Claudia hallock — May 26, 2012 @ 9:52 am

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