I teamed up with Nick Moore on this project & it was tons of fun. We have both lived in Detroit for a few years and noticed that while it gets a bad reputation, it has plenty to offer. No one should be sad to live there & we wanted to make sure that they weren’t! Drawing inspiration from the hand-painted signs of local businesses, we created a series of seventeen hand-drawn & painted posters. We wheat-pasted them (shhh) in different locations around the city (but strictly on abandoned buildings). We believe that a few kind words can really turn a person’s day around (even if it is from a poster). Our aim is to make the city happier, one poster at a time.
Check out other shots of these posters on Cheer up! Detroit's tumblr!