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.
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.
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?
The variety of applications of street-level typography is on full display in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Informational, decorative and sometimes undecipherable, the illusion of permanence makes one yearn to design for public spaces, perhaps a manhole cover, ensuring immortality for toiling in the field of graphic design,.
The Glasgow Necropolis is a Victorian cemetery that is home to over 50,000 resting places. Among the MacDonald, MacLoed, and countless other variations of MacName monuments, are an impressive array of sculpture and sculptural details. A lost art can be found here.
What does it take to get someone to carve your likeness in marble? More than we have to offer I'm afraid. Thankfully, these statesmen, warriors and great thinkers of Scotland led lives that warranted these tributes. Two of these images are contemporary and are plastic, and the non-Scot Ben Franklin was cast from a statue. From the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow and the Scottish National Portrait Museum in Edinburgh.
On a recent trip to Scotland we had a good time documenting and trying to interpret signs and symbols from the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Nothing too tough to figure out, but intriguing just the same. A favorite? Probably "No walking with a clenched ass".
Thursday nights in Chelsea, from June through August, means live music. Up and down Main Street and tucked into nooks and side streets an array of musicians entertain anyone lucky enough to be on foot downtown. We've helped the Chelsea Area Festival & Events with their promotions for the last two years, including the above banners that line both sides of Main Street.