The Community Association for New Center Area is an umbrella organization for participating homeowner and condo associations in Detroit’s New Center area. Our task was to create a number of potential light pole banner designs that members of the community could vote on in their final form. The initial step in this process was a series of workshops that invited New Center residents and members of the CANCAN board to participate in the process of design by contributing drawings and sketches of themselves, houses, buildings and landmarks in the area. We chose to do this to accurately represent the neighborhood which we were designing for and to let community members actively participate in the process of creation. My interpretation of New Center led to my banner designs being a sort of hybrid of the modern and historical, to represent both the neighborhood's decorated past and its changing future, through the use of type and color.
New Center Neighborhood
Potential Banner Designs