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Golden Sign Co. – Detroit, MI

Who: Jordan Zielke and Kelly Golden.

What: The duo makes hand-painted signs for a wide array of purposes.

When and Where: Since 2014, Jordan and Kelly have based their operation out of the Detroit area.

Why: To do their part in shaping the visual landscape of Detroit.

How: The old-fashioned way: with paint and a brush.

Biggest project: The Carhartt Mural is by far Golden Sign Co.’s largest project to date.

Gallons of Paint Used on Carhartt Mural: 48

Days Carhartt Mural took to Complete: 18

Total Man Hours to Complete Carhartt Mural: More than 300

Where you can check them out online: Golden Sign Co.

Jordan and Kelly, the two-person team of Detroit-based Golden Sign Co., proved that a small business can have a large impact. When the pair of local artists crossed paths with Carhartt, the city’s newest landmark was born.

Golden Sign Co. spent most of their August hand-painting the 55’ x 200’ image depicting the diverse, industrious spirit of Detroit. The mural, painted on the broad side of Carhartt’s new flagship store, towers over Cass Ave. and I-94, serving as a welcome sign to those entering the Midtown neighborhood.

Carhartt’s history with the hardworking people of Detroit started in 1889. Now, the mural has woven itself into the fabric of the city, and will leave a legacy long past 2015. Golden Sign Co. is the embodiment of the hardworking craftspeople Carhartt aims to serve.


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