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MultiColor Motown – Focus on Red

Detroit’s transportation arteries are bright red. Streetscape architecture needs a gimmick to attract the fleeting attention of passing motorists.  In this instalment of Multicolor Motown I’ve gathered examples of the use of red in advertising and landscape. What few examples of red neon signage still found in Detroit stand boldly against the elements. Kowalski “Kowality” […]

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Multicolor Motown – Focus on Yellow

The progression of Detroit’s commercial archeology is linear. One-story buildings have replaced others demolished to accommodate widened transportation routes now striped in yellow. These wide corridors service manufacturing, retail, and Downtown Detroit. To attract the attention of passing motorists, retail buildings are painted in yellow striping paint. It is durable and hard to miss. The […]

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Willie Jones – The Secret Heart of Detroit Soul

There he was on stage, dressed in a red satin suit: the 82-year-old veteran showman Willie Jones. He was in his element performing Friday night at Detroit A Go Go 2018, four live shows of ventage Detroit performing artists  at Bert’s Warehouse in Detroit’s Eastern Market. The event was produced by Brits Phil and Kim […]

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Marijuana Capital Michigan

  Green exterior paint sales had a brief boom-now fading.     Last I read, the City of Detroit had over 200 green beacons of hope. Medical marijuana dispensaries. This new business life in Detroit is coming off rapid growth, now that the City is beginning to monitor and regulate the location of stores established […]

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JOIN A DETROIT MOTORCYCLE CLUB

      Bikers for Christ are looking for new members.     Detroit Renegades are staked out on W. 8 Mile between Woodward and John R St. with their own outdoor advertising display signaling their presence. Sin City Deciples and Satan’s Sidekick Motorcycle Clubs of Detroit are rumored to be looking for new members. […]

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ANGEL’S PLACE PUERTO RICAN RESTAURANT

“When we bought this building in 2001, all the  buildings on Michigan Avenue were occupied, even with a bad economy”. Now they are nearly all empty or gone.  For 15 years Angel and Gladys Cancel have kept Angel’s Place Restaurant open, serving food from their home, Puerto Rico.  The interior is very basic, with homeland […]

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ADVANCE STEERING COLUMN REPAIR

 I have never seen a more patriotic business on a summer day. In the clean morning light, the business vibrantly calls for recognition in Detroit. Flags flying, green grass, flowers, and layers of security. “You never know who may just walk right in and try to rob me”.  He has permits for multiple guns and […]

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Detroit’s Definitive Color Photography Book – Talking Shops!

Talking Shops: Detroit Commercial Folk Art is now available in paperback from Amazon and Wayne State University Press.   Photographer David Clements captures a gloriously funky array of Detroit’s urban folk art”…Detroit Free Press.  I have selected 10 images from the 135 photo publication for review. All photos are ephemera. Painted to attract business, warn off […]

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DETROIT’S THANKSGIVING PARADE 2015

THE STAGING AREA on Woodward Ave. in the Detroit Culture Center began to fill early in the morning with a wide variety of marching bands, floats, clowns, horses, all in a festive mood on this grey damp day. Sousaphone players brought up the rear of the massive Marysville High School Band numbering over 175 members.  […]

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