Monday, February 21, 2011

The Detroit Shoppe/ Somerset Mall Poster

Work in progress. This will be my submission for the Detroit Shoppe's poster contest. The shop will be moving to a new permanent location in the Somerset Mall, and they are looking for submissions for posters to sell at the store. I love the architecture and sculptures best about Detroit, so I decided to focus on bronze sculptures in the area (hence the man pouring molten metal). There are some tweaks that need to happen, for instance the tile pattern is supposed to be Pewabic Pottery, but unfortunately the pottery isn't bronze, so now I feel it is out of place. Also, some of the molten ribbon needs to be enlarged so that the statue names are more easily readable. This will be a lino cut and I will colorize it in Photoshop. I'm pleased so far!


  1. Ah yes!! It's coming together! Maybe instead of pewabic it's a pattern from the Guardian Building or patterns you can find around downtown? Or something from the seal of Michigan? Check out the sculpture in campus martius.