The Kresge Foundation is a private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and cultural, educational, environmental, health, human services and community development in Detroit. We had the good fortune to design this year’s annual report which tells the story of how the foundation is evolving and expanding cross-disciplinary investments and partnerships to address intractable problems in America’s cities.
Happy to report that we've had two drawings accepted to the Paperworks Exhibition at the Scarab Club in Detroit. The Air of the Free by Wendell Berry, and CKLW The Big 8 are both framed ink drawings on paper. The Exhibition will be up from September 12-October 13, 2018 with a reception Friday, September 14, 5-8 pm, and a Gallery Talk Thursday, September 20 at 6 pm.
Unless you are a professional in the hospitality business, you probably don't recognize the name Horst Schulze. Think maverick combined with titan and you're getting warm. The design of his logo and business cards was meant to reflect the legendary hotelier: simple, sophisticated, classy. Thanks to Ann Arbor's Foresight Group for the foil stamped cards.
I know a guy who hosts a 2-day bike/camping event annually (this is the 31st year). Can't say where, can't say when, can't say much of anything, other than this: If you participate, you get one of these stickers we designed. Mysterious, no?
Another solid year of growth and service to the communities they serve from Chelsea State Bank.
Trust your pets to the person who invests in their corporate identity, a motto to live by for sure. We designed the logo and business cards to reflect Rebecca Indianer's business, and her personality: sharp, fresh, and to the point.
On Sunday, March 18th, the Chelsea Chamber Players will perform Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. This family concert starts at 3:00pm in the historic Chelsea Depot in downtown Chelsea. It's another in a long line of memorable concerts that the CCP has presented to our community over the years, and we're always pleased to have an opportunity to help promote them.
Thanks to Peter Gahan of Detroit Art Specialists, these portraits have found a home at The Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan, from January of this year until December 2019.
12 Acre Studio will be represented in the prestigious postcard Exhibition & Salon Sale, commencing February 1 and run through February 15 at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, Michigan. Our 3D efforts employ matte board, ceramic bead/letters and super glue. USPS beware. A flat rate of $30 per postcard applies, with the artists and museum splitting the proceeds.
Portrait of Willie Nelson, ink on basswood panels. This commission is being drawn for a Christmas gift. Here are some finished pieces, Willie will eventually have hinged side panels with text. Musicians, athletes, your favorite uncle, we can accommodate. Want one? Need one? Three weeks until the 25th, we can get it done.
Six boxes of our art, twenty-one pieces in all, have been prepped and are ready for delivery for a showing at the University of Michigan Hospital main corridor on Floor 2. Portraits of friends, baseball players, blues and country musicians. Even some all-star athlete recipes. You could literally stuff a stocking with just one purchase, so think about that. The work will be on view from December 18 through March 11, 2018.
Sunday December 3 at 3 and 7pm at the First United Methodist Church in Chelsea. I urge you to stay home so I can get a good seat--- this holiday concert is always packed, and for good reason. Go shopping, take a nap, spend the afternoon on Facebook, don't show up to the best holiday tradition money can't buy. We did the poster, BTW.
UM Football fan? Me neither. But we've got a healthy respect for the achievements of the pre-Bo players and coaches that have shaped the traditions that the block M is built on. Hand-drawn with ink on birchbark, these 5x7 portraits are framed between two pieces of .375" glass and are available at the UMMA Store Monday-Saturday 11-5, Sunday 12-5 or online at umma.umich.edu/store. In addition to the portraits shown above, Benny Oosterbaan, Fritz Crisler, John Maulbetsch, Ron Kramer and Willis Ward are also available.
Business cards, who needs 'em? People that meet clients face-to-face, that's who. George Smith and his partners have been in the accounting business since his grandfather started the company in 1945. We were tasked with updating their corporate identity: straightforward, simple, approachable--- exactly what you'd want in a CPA, no?
Come February 2018, the Ann Arbor Running Company will host a beastly, mid-winter challenge: a 2-mile loop, not for the faint-of-heart, hill-laden run that begins and ends on Broadway Street in Ann Arbor. Hopefully there will be some snow and sleet involved. AARC gave us the opportunity to create a mark that can help promote the event through advertising and merchandising.