Innes J. Davidson Jeweler Ghost Sign in Ferndale

Innes J. Davidson Jeweler Ghost Sign in Ferndale

How much do I love terrazzo signs? A lot. This one in downtown Ferndale, MI is for the old Innes J. Davidson Jeweler, and the color and lettering are so beautiful that we should ponder this lovely O before moving on to the whole thing.
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Postcards from Detroit by Stephen Magsig

Michigan Central by Stephen Magsig

Postcards from Detroit are small, daily oil paintings by Stephen Magsig, who has been painting Detroit scenes for over 20 years. Magsig divides his time between Ferndale and NYC, and also sometimes depicts non-Detroit subjects, such as the Brooklyn Bridge. Amazingly, Magsig’s depictions are faithful and ambient, and yet avoid fetishizing Detroit’s ruins and decrepitude.
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