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THE COLORS OF DETROIT on Behance

[ Posted: Dec 20, 2018 ]


THE COLORS OF DETROIT on Behance

The "Colors of Detroit" is the result of my graphic teaching design this year and many conversations with students about color and its power to express a mood or set a tone. Detroit is a great city where what was broken and old is once again seen as new and beautiful.

The concept started with a poem;

What makes a great city?
Is it the character of the weather, the buildings, the people?
I know my city has seen the worst and the best, the highs and the lows.
The gothic roots of its architecture have endured boom and bust.
New structures rise near a fast flowing river.
Hope rises with them.
I still like this city best on a frozen winter morning,
when the sun rises through sky filled with floating crystals of ice.
Only then, early in the new day does the city warm under the winter light
and become the elegant palace of dreams,
standing like a fortress frozen in time.

Garth Glazier, 2018

THE COLORS OF DETROIT on Behance
[ Copyright garth glazier ] October Over Detroit is an an abstract vision of Detroit's skyline looking toward the river. The Penobscot Building, Millender Center, and Buhl Building are featured in Detroit. Quilt designs inspired this geometric art. Cool blue tones mesh with orange and green in the shape of repeating Christmas trees.

THE COLORS OF DETROIT on Behance
[ Copyright garth glazier ] Detroit December Morning is an an abstract vision of Detroit's skyline looking toward the river. The Penobscot Building, Millender Center, and Buhl Building are featured in Detroit. Quilt designs inspired this geometric art. Cool blue tones mesh with orange and green in the shape of repeating Christmas trees.

THE COLORS OF DETROIT on Behance
[ Copyright garth glazier ] Christmas Eve Detroit is an an abstract vision of Detroit's skyline looking toward the river. The first real snowfall of the year is underway as traffic slowly crawls up the streets. The Penobscot Building, Millender Center, and Buhl Building are featured in Detroit. Quilt designs inspired this geometric art. Cool blue tones mesh with orange and green in the shape of repeating Christmas trees.

THE COLORS OF DETROIT on Behance
[ Copyright garth glazier ] February City Lights is an an abstract vision of Detroit's skyline looking toward the river. The streets glow with light just after night has fallen. A heavy snowfall catches the light from the streets and makes the buildings glow. The Penobscot Building, Millender Center, and Buhl Building are featured in Detroit. Quilt designs inspired this geometric art. Cool blue tones mesh with orange and green in the shape of repeating Christmas trees.

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