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Archive for March, 2009

Yesterdays News is Good Enough for Me

Thursday, March 26th, 2009


A Cynical Attempt at Being Feeble

So, we’ve been without the internet for the last few days at work… but that didn’t really stop anything from getting done. In fact, it’s been quite the week here at the Russell Industrial Center…

Started off with a series of comps for the new Arriba! club opening up downtown. They really wanted this sunshine/beach umbrella feel to it, so that’s what they got… Here’s a few comps picked up along the way. Everyone wanted this font, which to me doesn’t say nightclub… but I’m just a designer, what do I know.

From right to left I present; the mustache, a seventies airline, Morton Salt, a travel agency, another travel agency, and a company that makes ranchero style cans of beans… Anyway, the final ended up looking like this…

…but I still liked the mustache.

Detroit – A New Beginning
Then sometime after or during all of that, Klever came and dropped off our posters for the show currently going on at the Russell Gallery. People should go and buy them… tell them you like the design, but the image looks a little lossy from the expansion from 4X6 to 24X36. Now, I know in advance that we are making posters of every handbill. Either way, it still came out ok. I got a free one. It’s sitting at home in a pile of other stuff that I designed.Here’s a preview…

Check out my spraygraphic page for the rest of the story… and don’t forget to click the link that says you liked it. Enough about me… time for work, only 7 more hours til vacation…

Call for Art – Summer in the City

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009


Mixed media show with the theme of; Summer in the City. Utilizing your preferred media, submit works that depict your vision of, or relates to, the primary theme of Summer in The City. All media types and styles will be considered.

The sounds, sights and feelings of summer-time in the City. Any city, real or imagined. Things to do, sights to see, events happening, walking through the grass barefoot, hot and gritty sidewalks, sailing at Belle Isle, Freighters heading up or down-bound, etc… Your own creative expression of all of the wonders of, Summer In The City.

Submittal Deadline:
Not later than 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 22, 2009.

All works submitted will be reviewed for quality of work and suitability for this exhibit by the Russell Gallery review team which is composed of artists and advisors. If your work is accepted you will need to deliver it on or before May 1st to allow proper time to accomplish the installation for this exhibit.

Exhibition Dates:
Selected works will be exhibited from May 8, 2009 until June 7, 2009 at the Russell Gallery, located inside the Russell Bazaar.

Opening night reception on May 8 from 5PM-9PM.

For more information call JT @ 313-972-7009

Please provide artistís Bio, digital image or photograph of each piece being submitted, along with the following information:

Title of work
Actual dimensions
Medium/media type
Artists Comment (optional)
Artists Name
Artists email
Artist phone

Any image containing recognizable persons must be accompanied by copy of authorization to use their image, unless not legally required.

Please submit to following email address:

Or Mail CD or DVD or printed images along with descriptions to:

Submittal for Russell Gallery
ATTN: JT Chapman
c/o Russell Bazaar
1600 Clay Avenue
Detroit, MI 48211

If you mail in a submittal and wish to have it returned, you must include a self-addressed envelope with adequate postage.

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The Irony of Todayness…

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Well, today at work we didn’t have internet for a majority of the day… I got some coupons worked up though, and a few t-shirt designs. As for other news… hmmm, none to speak of (for now at least.) Check back with me in the next few days, I’ve got a lot of stuff to post.

2 Ring Circus of Bad Design (part 1)

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

2 links of endless humer for the designer in all of us…