• 15
    Aug
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    Featured image by Justin S. Campbell via Flickr This week, there were several news stories about how schools were using custom banners to prepare for the upcoming year. In Illinois, a debate broke out over how inclusive banners for local high school sports teams should be, and in England, another high…

  • 09
    Aug
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    Featured image by Daniel Oines via Flickr We’ve been thinking a lot recently about cycling in Detroit. Americans appear to be getting friendlier toward bikes. While major roadways can still be dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians, bike lanes and greenways have emerged to give riders safe paths to travel. This…

  • 01
    Aug
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    Featured image of Scott Fountain by Joseph Novak via Flickr As one art fair in Southeast Michigan comes to a close, another is just starting to come to life. While the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair recently concluded on July 22nd, Detroit will be hosting the Belle Isle Art Fair on August…

  • 19
    Jul
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    Featured image by Dave Hogg via Flickr The central business district of Downtown Detroit is mostly free of billboards while other cities are flush with large outdoors signs mounted on the sides of their buildings. The reason for this is because of an ordinance that restricts advertisers from using billboards in the…

  • 12
    Jul
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    Featured image by S Jones via Flickr. Over the past month, we’ve noticed two news articles about vintage signs. One talks about a collection of them that went missing in Virginia while the other tells the story of a man who found several valuable pieces while renovating a house. However,…

  • 09
    Jul
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    Featured image by iboy_daniel via Flickr As we dive deeper into our series about design (follow the links to read our articles about logos and color psychology), we realized that the language we use for color is something worth exploring further. When we talk about colors, it can be hard to…

  • 28
    Jun
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    Featured image by Luca Florio via Flickr Businesses both large and small put a lot of thought into the colors they choose for their branding. As we discussed in a recent article, the decisions they make in creating a logo can extend as far as to the colors of their…

  • 21
    Jun
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    Companies that offer a recognizable product or service have an easier job when it comes to branding. Take, for instance, a pizzeria: Putting a slice of pizza in a logo and painting their walls the color of marinara would be an excellent way to translate their branding to their physical…

  • 06
    Jun
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    Featured image by HarshLight via Flickr The Michigan Central Station in Detroit is often talked of as if it’s a barometer for the city’s prosperity. Opened in 1913, the station was built to grow Detroit’s connection to the rest of the country. In 1988, when it closed, the still-standing station…

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