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  • 30
    Oct
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    The midterm elections are fast approaching, and free speech during this time is an important part of the democratic process. Not only will people be wearing their “I Voted” stickers, but lawns throughout the country will also be brandishing yard signs with candidates’ names. While these signs are top of…

  • 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…

  • 23
    May
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    Mobile dining has been an America tradition since almost as long as cars have been around. Food trucks are just the latest craze that combines the two. While food trucks are nothing new (the Smithsonian dates Los Angeles’ loncheras back to the 1960s), they’ve become more prevalent in large cities…

  • 10
    May
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    Featured image provided by Wystan via Flickr Some drink it while they’re mowing the lawn. Others prefer it while sticking their feet over the side of a boat. Many Detroiters remember their fathers and grandfathers drinking it after a long day of work. This week, we’re thinking about an iconic Detroit…

  • 10
    Apr
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    Imagine you’re walking through an office building. It’s full of windows and people working hard behind them. As workers get up, walk around, type, or talk on the phone, it’d be hard not to notice their movement. So how does a small business owner add a bit of privacy to…

  • 05
    Apr
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    Featured image by risastla via Flickr Boating season is a glorious thing in Michigan. After a winter full of snow and sleet, putting your boat in the water signifies the warm weather approaching and the countless hours one is about to spend with friends and family on the water. Part of taking…

  • 15
    Mar
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    Featured image by Stephen Rush via Flickr At Detroit Sign Factory, we’ve been getting excited about all the building plans hitting this city, like the new Meijer that will be built in the Jefferson Corridor and the RiverFront Conservancy’s plans for the West RiverFront Park (they also recently announced they’ll…

  • 22
    Feb
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     Featured image by Angie Linder via Flickr Detroit is a city built on hard work, ingenuity, and industry, and one of the sweetest things to come from it in the last century is Faygo (Vernors is, of course, the spiciest). The brand has a fascinating history that ultimately represents the American Dream….

  • 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…

  • 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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