Culture Lab Detroit 2016: Walls

An actionable discourse on the tactile and metaphoric walls within the Motor City

A quick conversation with a Detroiter—one of those born and raised, or transplanted for school who stuck around after, and even the ones who sought out inexpensive real estate and a fresh start later in life—reveals (regardless of how bold or subtle) an authentic passion for the city’s past, present and future. For those of us in the Motor City for this year’s Culture Lab …

Gary Simmons’ Music Fly-Poster Installation for Culture Lab Detroit

Kicking off the design forum with a large-scale public art exhibition

There’s no denying Detroit’s rich musical history and its global impact on both singers and songwriters. This was one element touched upon when we last attended Culture Lab Detroita multi-day, multi-venue forum on actionable design and creativity in the Motor City. To commence this year’s iteration, artist Gary Simmons has pasted his fly-poster art exhibition, for the first time ever, in a large public space …

Death From Above

If you’re not familiar with the name Steven Vogel, it’s likely you’ve seen his work before; be it his pioneering music and menswear blog, his expert projects for Burton and Levi’s, or his brazen T-shirt and print designs created under the moniker Black Lodges. This detailed work, Death From Above, is hand-drawn and hand-printed on 220gsm, and signed and numbered by the man himself.