While Dan Ericson was attending Arapahoe Community College to tighten up his graphic design skills, he didn’t expect a simple homework assignment to shape his career as an artist.
“I was doing a project for a regular drawing class; it was portraits of people,” Ericson says. “I ran out of supplies in the middle of the night and the project was due the next morning. So I just grabbed the next best thing, which was a street sign that was outside. So I grabbed it, painted a portrait of Ice Cube on it and got a horrible grade.”