CreateDetroit Graphics Exposition a Hit


Last evening a large group of creative artists and those who support the creative development of Detroit gathered in the elaborate lobby of the Fisher building. On display were 50 posters designed by Detroit-area artists who submitted their work in the previous month to the CreateDetroit organization.

The posters all unique and very thoughtful, were framed, and suspended on purple satin curtain covered racks which lined the lobby and alcoves alongside long stretches of low-slung ottomans bedecked with brown pillows. The theme for the poster submission: Promote Detroit (basically the artist is asked to devise something that will have people appreciate Detroit’s past, and look forward to its future.

The food tables served up a diverse selection of delicious fare, but the main attraction for that venue was the 4-foot tall chocolate fondue fountain surrounded by skewered macaroons and other tidbits ready for dipping.

As a participant, I really enjoyed being in such creative company (perhaps undeservedly!) — and I invite you all to enter in next year’s exposition. So read-up in your Illustrator and Photoshop guidebooks and get your submissions ready.

8 Comments so far

  1. mark (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2005 @ 5:58 pm

    It was a great event and a wonderful oppportunity for artist exposure. My poster was located immediately to the right of the one pictured, and sadly none of mine sold. Seeing some of the other posters gave me a wealth of ideas for next year.

  2. Jeppy (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2005 @ 6:45 pm


    Did the individual artists get money off the sales?

    How do you know if anything sold?


  3. mark (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 6:51 am


    Artists do get some money from the sales, but I have no idea how much.

    At the event, there was a checklist near the entrance showing what had sold, and very few were considering the attendance. I was told by Eric Cedo, the CreateDetroit Director, that the remaining posters will still be for sale through the organization’s website.

  4. ed (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 9:12 am

    What is the website? I would like to look into purchasing some posters.

  5. mark (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 10:08 am

    I don’t think they are available online just yet, but will be soon.

  6. (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 1:55 pm

    Glad it went well. I love the poster you put up.

  7. Jeppy (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 5:07 pm

    Yes, the posters from the event will be available online. Just check the website every now and then this week…

  8. mark (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 5:55 pm

    There is a possibility that the posters will on at C-Pop Gallery in the coming weeks, but nothing is certain yet.

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