Archive for the ‘Architectural Signs’ Category

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    May
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    In 1974, an untitled Detroit mural depicting geometric shapes was completed on the side of 234 W. Larned. For 45 years, that mural has intrigued passersby. However, in recent years the colors of the installation have faded from its location outside of the Detroit Foundation Hotel, which prompted the owners…

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    Feb
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    There are numerous historic buildings in Detroit, but those buildings are not always in use. Some of them have been foreclosed while others are being demolished to make way for newer projects. However, renovating, reopening, or reinventing a building is a way to give new generations the chance to experience…

  • 17
    Jan
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    Sir Isaac Newton said, “What goes up must come down.” This adage is especially true when it comes to the buildings of Detroit. During the city’s many growth periods since its founding, buildings have been erected and then torn down by later generations to make room for bigger buildings. However,…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    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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    May
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    Featured image by jpower65 via Flickr Joe Louis Arena has been an important fixture in Detroit since it was completed in 1979. It was home to the Red Wings for 38 seasons, hosting six Stanley Cup finals (including two that the team won in 1997 and 2002). Its unique tunnel…

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    Feb
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    Featured image by Tim Evanson via Flickr. When we step into a business, we often take cues from the color and décor before meeting anyone who works there. We also may have a reaction to the very space we find ourselves in; what the architect has meticulously designed to reflect…

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    Jun
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    Architectural signs are used to identify your brand and company and are generally placed outside of a campus or commercial facility. These signs use custom branding and logos to show customers what you’re all about. They also help prospective customers find your location.  Because of these qualities, it’s important to…

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