Although we live in an age when we can take more pictures than ever before, it’s a shame that we rarely enjoy those images beyond the confines of a digital screen. Denver-based Artifact Uprising believes in (gasp!) downloading those photographs and making them a more tangible part of our lives. And unlike big-dog picture-book companies like Shutterfly, Artifact Uprising is doing things in a decidedly Colorado way. By offering simple, clean design options (read: no funky fonts or tacky clip art), the four-month-old company lets you immortalize your weekend pictures or travel snaps in professional-quality books that are locally made using 100 percent recycled paper. “We strive to create products,” says co-founder Katie Thurmes, “that give a voice to photos that are otherwise hidden on a device or in the cloud.”