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Life of Design: A Week with GM’s Edward Welburn By Chuck Bennett

On paper, Edward Welburn is an automobile designer who is vice president of global design for General Motors. He holds the highest-ranking position as an African American in the automotive industry. In real life, though – particularly in car circles – he’s, well, like a rock star.

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Museum Dialogue: New DIA director discusses the power of art in metro Detroit communities

Settling in to his new position as director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Salvador Salort-Pons looks forward to working with his new staff and talent within the local community. A native of Madrid, Salort-Pons’ long list of career highlights include serving as the senior curator at

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Forgotten and Found~ Jessica Krcmarik preserves Detroit’s historic signs antypography

Signs are everywhere in Detroit, and designer Jessica Krcmarik is intent on documenting and preserving them. On a blog she started in 2013 called Glyph City Detroit, you’ll find post after post of photographs of signs she’s taken throughout the city.”

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