Lively pictorial bird's-eye view of Denver, Colorado, published by Harvey Hutter & Co. in New York, in 1989. This rare poster forms part of a series of city-focused views that play on the famous New Yorker cover, overemphasizing the importance of the city they show.
The view shows Downtown Denver looking westward, with the viewer situated over City Park. The Platte River, Performing Arts Center, the stadium of the Broncos, and the State Capitol are all shown. Behind are the Rocky Mountains with Aspen, Vail, Winter Park, and Boulder.
The rest of the world is composed of a couple of west coast features: San Francisco, Hawaii, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas (south of the Grand Canyon). No reference is made to Los Angeles: only Marvin Davis's Hollywood, referring to the Denver-based oil tycoon who had recently acquired 20th Century Fox. Davis also owned the Aspen Skiing Company and was a big Colorado personality for many years.
The present view is one of a large series of images that riffed on the Steinberg concept while substituting other American and worldwide cities. Steinberg's original work has been the subject of almost-countless parodies, including one for the release of Moscow on the Hudson by Columbia Pictures, which resulted in a copyright infringement lawsuit.