• 14
    Dec
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    Recently, I was talking about Christmas plans with a friend from outside the city. He doesn’t visit Downtown Detroit often. I said we were going to go shopping, and he asked me, “Are there places to shop in Detroit?” It is a question those of us who live here field…

  • 07
    Dec
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    Last month, the Macomb Daily reported that police officers in Warren were under investigation by Federal authorities who were concerned about their adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this case, one complainant alleged their rights were violated when they were handcuffed, restricting the use of their hands…

  • 30
    Nov
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    Featured image by Jack Amick via Flickr We think a lot about branding, which means thinking about the way companies tell their stories. Last month, we highlighted an iconic Detroit brand, Vernors. This month, the new small-format Detroit Meijer has us thinking about how companies are adapting their stories to fit Detroit’s…

  • 15
    Nov
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    Ghost signs have become a part of every major city’s landscape. They are the old-fashioned advertisements from bygone eras that have remained over the years, dotting the sides of buildings on major streets and adding character to cut-throughs and alleyways. They were first created during the period between the 1880s…

  • 09
    Nov
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    Featured image by dustin_lewis via Flickr Imagine walking up to the glass door of your favorite local business and seeing their hours printed above the handle on a window graphic. Now picture walking up to the same door, but the hours are printed on a piece of paper. Even if…

  • 02
    Nov
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    Featured photo by Derek Bruff via Flickr Some of us had it as children when we were sick, heated. Others combined it with ice cream to make a Boston Cooler (more about that later). But nobody could avoid that first cough that came from the spicy kick of the ginger…

  • 24
    Oct
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    To us, banners and flags might be the easiest way to explain why businesses should know the name of their local sign maker. In our last article, which you can read here, we talked about how custom banners can be useful for trade shows and conventions. But what we love…

  • 22
    Oct
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    Custom banners are a quick way to bring your business with you once you leave the office. Sometimes this means setting up a retractable banner in front of a booth you’ve rented at a trade show. Other times it means hanging one up in your meeting space (or even your home) for local…

  • 04
    Oct
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    At Detroit Sign Factory, we’re often asked how we can help establish branding with our signs. But branding isn’t just about telling people outside who you are. It’s also about telling people who you are once they enter your space. There are many ways we can personalize the interior of…

  • 27
    Sep
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    After an exciting first year at Detroit Sign Factory, I decided to take a trip down to Austin, Texas, to see my son who’s recently landed down there. In the months since his move, a lot has changed in Michigan. I’ve helped promote scores of Detroit businesses, I’ve met other…

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