Posts tagged: detroit

visual history of the Detroit Tigers D logo
via the Detroit Free Press

visual history of the Detroit Tigers D logo

via the Detroit Free Press

Happy summer!

Happy summer!

The most pianos I’ve seen in one place.

The most pianos I’ve seen in one place.

Also, today the whales are out.

Also, today the whales are out.

The whales are out today! :D

The whales are out today! :D

I agree the parking situation at the mall is unacceptable, honey; perhaps we should tweet something about it but oh shit look: ZOMBIES!
Enjoy Detroit 1947

- Found this 1947 “Enjoy Detroit” booklet on Scribd.com looking for photos of George Corsan for work. The illustration in the pamphlet are lovely, and there’s information in the pamphlet about what kind of activities used to be held at some of the buildings around town that are now empty.

For those of you who don’t know, George Corsan came to the YMCA in Detroit in 1909 and invented group swim lessons. Doesn’t seem like a significant historical event, but Corsan’s lesson are still the foundation of every group swim class and water safety course we have today.  Read one of his books about swimming & water safety here.

The city that so successfully realized the 1950s American Dream is now a visual testament to its grandiose demise. But is that really news? We like to think that the story is better told by identifying those who remain in Detroit and those who are moving back precisely because it is fucked. The city has become a place where enterprising classes can find the space and time to do whatever they want, cheaply and hassle-free. It’s a raw space where they can create community and start rebuilding their city from the inside out.
VBS Blog, as kind of a follow up to this Vice article. Well played, Vice. 
Hey look it’s me waiting for critical mass.

Hey look it’s me waiting for critical mass.

Summertime.

Summertime.