Murals build a sense of community and help us tell our stories.
the mancos common press news mural
Yesterday’s News is a vibrant celebration of the vanishing art of letterpress and a salute to hometown newspapers.
Created by renowned local artist and illustrator Brad Goodell, Yesterday’s News incorporates a style reminiscent of art produced during the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s. Covering 510 square feet on the west side of the Mancos Common Press building, the image centers on the historic Mancos Times Cranston newspaper press.
Completed in 2017, Yesterday’s News captures the spirit of hardworking entrepreneurial men and women that brought newspapers to rural America.
Check out the video Wyatt Goodell made of the creation of the Mancos Common Press mural!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
CONCEPT & PAINTING
Brad Goodell Fine Art and Illustration
Funded through a grant from the Ballantine Family Fund in 2016
Thank you to the Ballantine Family Fund for their support of this mural and the Mancos Common Press.
PRESERVING OUR HISTORIC PAST
• This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado – State Historical Fund grant. •