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UP - Grand Rapids Downtown Identity Campaign

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What the heck. Since we have so many talented people here, give it your best shot, and we'll send it in to the Downtown GR Alliance. Or maybe whatever we come up with, we'll make it our own "maverick downtown identity". Either write them out, or post them here in JPEG format.

Go People Go!! :yahoo:

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Great idea GRDad. I'll go with "Uniquely Grand".

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Here are my favorites:

Grand Rapids- Where a grand plan comes together.

Grand Rapids- We have built it, You should come!

Grand Rapids- Here it is, your moment of Zen. (from the John Stewart Show)

Grand Rapids- The next contender...

Grand Rapids- "If you lived here, you'd be home by now." - Firesign Theatre

Grand Rapids- You're not in Detroit, anymore!

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Here are my favorites:

Grand Rapids- Where a grand plan comes together.

Grand Rapids- We have built it, You should come!

Grand Rapids- Here it is, your moment of Zen. (from the John Stewart Show)

Grand Rapids- The next contender...

Grand Rapids- "If you lived here, you'd be home by now." - Firesign Theatre

Grand Rapids- You're not in Detroit, anymore!

I like, I like!! :D

Here's my simple atom from about 10 minutes with Paint:

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"Like it or not, at least people will talk about it" :P

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So, I get the idea that shopping is important to you?! :rofl:

Just kidding. Nice work.

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So, I get the idea that shopping is important to you?! :rofl:

Just kidding. Nice work.

Why? :lol: Many of the members of the Downtown Alliance are retailers, so that's why I include shopping. It's a big thing for some people,and it adds to vibrancy. Me? meh.

Edit: I just noticed I did two "shop"s. :rofl: I'll fix it.

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Grand Rapids Downtown: "Everything's waiting for You!"

courtesy of the lyrics of "Downtown" famously sung by Petula Clark.

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I was just giving you a hard time because it was on your graphic twice. It is very important, though. No doubt about that.

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Or, to skirt copyright issues if the lyrics aren't yet in the public domain,

Grand Rapids Downtown: "It's all waiting for You." (emphasis on the 'You'.)

Grand Rapids Downtown: "Where we're waiting for You."

Downtown GR: "Where You Belong." (something Cheers-like where

everyone knows your name.)

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GRDad - love the atom design. :thumbsup: It's simple, yet says so much! Just think, you could have gotten $82k for that!

MeJane- just saw your Petula Clark inspiration. clever re-invention.

Simplicity works, people. Trying to hard with this kind of stuff is so obvious, it hurts!

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OK, I'll submit my wife's 30 second contribution:

"Rapidly Changing"

I have no design skills whatsoever, so I'm unable to provide illustrated support for concept.

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Grand Rapids: Presidents and Fish Ladders

(Yesterday I heard an offer of $82.00. From a professional graphic artist. Who was, um, working on that psycho olive.)

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You could play with the "G" and the "R", using exciting, colorful images and "two word" headlines that point to various aspects of living, working and doing business in "G.R."

Great Restaurants! (Restaurants)

Grand Residences! (Heritage Hill)

Gorgeous Roses! (Meijer gardens/parks, etc.)

Great Reviews! (Theatre, opera, music, etc.)

Golden Rule! (Image of neighbors helping neighbors)

I think GRDad should do the photography! :thumbsup:

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You could play with the "G" and the "R", using exciting, colorful images and "two word" headlines that point to various aspects of living, working and doing business in "G.R."

Great Restaurants! (Restaurants)

Grand Residences! (Heritage Hill)

Gorgeous Roses! (Meijer gardens/parks, etc.)

Great Reviews! (Theatre, opera, music, etc.)

Golden Rule! (Image of neighbors helping neighbors)

I think GRDad should do the photography! :thumbsup:

Those are great allbusiness! :shades:

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You could play with the "G" and the "R", using exciting, colorful images and "two word" headlines that point to various aspects of living, working and doing business in "G.R."

Great Restaurants! (Restaurants)

Grand Residences! (Heritage Hill)

Gorgeous Roses! (Meijer gardens/parks, etc.)

Great Reviews! (Theatre, opera, music, etc.)

Golden Rule! (Image of neighbors helping neighbors)

I think GRDad should do the photography! :thumbsup:

Great Reasons for visiting downtown, allbiz!

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You could play with the "G" and the "R", using exciting, colorful images and "two word" headlines that point to various aspects of living, working and doing business in "G.R."

Great Restaurants! (Restaurants)

Grand Residences! (Heritage Hill)

Gorgeous Roses! (Meijer gardens/parks, etc.)

Great Reviews! (Theatre, opera, music, etc.)

Golden Rule! (Image of neighbors helping neighbors)

I think GRDad should do the photography! :thumbsup:

Wowie!!! A series, like the michigan.org billboards (where various round/spherical objects are the "O") or the GR Opera triad, with shapes meant to represent the setting/theme of the libretto. (This last time it was a torso shape from a main character. Simple. Effective. Memorable.)

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Get Ripped (50+ pubs) J/K

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See my signature, think: Downtown Grand Rapids: Now on a Journey...

I'm not the expert so the experts that did the said logo and tagline must know more then what we all do.

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go to Grand Rapids or Chuck Norris will roundhouse kick you to the face

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How about this:

"Downtown 616 in da house y'all!!!"

You forgot the "Yo,"

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this could sound dumb but how about Grand Rapids: where the heart is , in reference to, "home is where the heart is"

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this could sound dumb but how about Grand Rapids: where the heart is , in reference to, "home is where the heart is"

At this point, nothing sounds dumb.

"Shhhhh..."

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