Mark Lincoln Braun, a.k.a. Mr. B, has been playing blues and boogie woogie piano for the sweaty mobs at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (Ingalls Mall) since 1980. He gets rolling around 9am and finishes up at 6 pm all day, every day. This year marks his 40th consecutive year, and we were given the task of designing commemorative tee shirts. Make sure to stop by, enjoy the music, and since you’re there, get yourself a new tee.
We were asked to help promote Collected Detroit’s exhibit Deeply Detroit, which presents work by area artists and artists from around the world who have local ties. When the term “Detroit roots” surfaced, the main image quickly emerged and we applied it to a full-page print ad, posters, and several online applications.
More often than not, advertising for legal services employs an image of a gavel. We took advantage of that cliche and had some fun with it in order to promote Dr. Palmer Morrel-Samuels, an experienced witness in employment discrimination litigation. These ads for print and online publications are meant to attract the eyes and interest of defense attorneys that rely on accurate and concise evaluation of statistical analysis.
Last fall we had the opportunity to design an identity and labels for High Style Brewing Co. based in San Diego. They’re on the forefront of cannabis infused non-alcoholic craft beer. Currently we’ve assisted in producing marketing materials and some advertising to help get the word out on this innovative product.
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.
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.
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?
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".
If you've never heard the music of Philip Glass played live, here's your chance. Leave it to the Chelsea Chamber Players to perform his work along with pieces by Haydn and Schumann. Sunday September 24, 7pm at the Chelsea Depot. What's that? Not into classical music you say? Life's too short to binge watch violent sex and sexualized violence. Take a break from your devices and listen to some real pros play theirs. P.S., we designed the poster.
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.
The Detroit Artists Market continues to produce a remarkable array of exhibitions that show off what Detroit artists have to offer. We've had the good fortune of helping promote their many exhibitions and events, including the $100 Bucks Show (figure it out) in July, as well as their Annual DAM Gala Art Auction that will take place on the 32nd floor of the Guardian Building in October. The DAM is yet another example of Detroit's newfound vitality.
Road trips (and air trips for that matter), offer time to draw. It's cave painting vs. photography, is it not? In the car, morning coffee time, waiting for the next activity... might as well grab a pen and get to work. Or play. An early spring trip to Nashville offers the opportunity to fill out a few more pages.
Chelsea State Bank will be sponsoring Financial Health Fairs this spring to help their customers evaluate their, you guessed it, financial health. 12 Acre Studio figured an EKG/piggy bank combination was in order, and here's the result. Print and online ads, posters, and merchandise to follow.
Joan of Arc, Richard Nixon and Martin Luther King have January birthdays. Norman Rockwell, Frederick Douglass and Marian Anderson arrived in the month of February. Who knew? Stop by Foresight Group (formerly White Pine Printers) on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor and pick up the Jan/Feb 2017 calendar designed by 12 Acre Studio. Each day commemorates a person or event that came about on said day. You just may learn something— we did.