Progress Photos: From Stock Exchange to our New Office!

November 3, 2015 by  
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Whew. Been a while as you can see. We’re forehead deep in construction on the new office and keeping busy shooting and editing projects as well. We’re so excited to be working with Patrick Thompson Design on the space, and wanted to just share some photos of the progress quickly. Stay tuned for more.

Stock Exchange Area

A wide shot of the area where the trading floor was. We are still working on the ceilings, restoring the catwalk, pouring new cement for the floor and running electrical.

Kitchenette detail

Annnnnd the tile is in for the kitchenette. The sink pictured at left has been in the space for decades. We couldn’t bear to throw it away, so we incorporated it in to the design.

Flooring progress

In the offices surrounding the perimeter of the old trading floor, we’ve been working to get the flooring right.

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A former Stock Exchange? Our new office? Yes.

July 6, 2015 by  
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Stock Exchange

Well, the cat’s officially out of the bag: construction is underway on our new office and studio inside what was once the Detroit Stock Exchange. Who knew Detroit even had it’s own stock exchange? We certainly didn’t. Turns out it was open from 1928-76 at the top of tower 2 ub the Penobscot Building.

It all started one afternoon when we were touring the Penobscot Building looking for a new office after the fiasco that came to unravel after a pipe burst in our former space at the David Stott Building (reported on here by the Wall Street Journal). The leasing agent representing the Penobscot Building toured us around the building, viewing mostly sleepy, drop-ceiling laden, cubicle farm’esque spaces that weren’t so inspiring let alone inviting. We casually inquired about seeing something a bit more raw, an older space, if only just to feed our history-loving habits and to get a glimpse in to the older days of the building, and we landed at the top of Tower 2. As we stepped off the elevator, what sat in plain view was an absolutely stunning room: the former Detroit Stock Exchange. The catwalk was still intact that a young man would manually update prices on the stock ticker. The 30 foot ceilings were ornately sculpted and offered a window in to the city’s storied past. It was almost hard to believe.

A few passionate pow-wows between our team and sibling studio Space Camp Design and our desire to land a deal for the space was solidified. Five months of negotiations working out the lease, and the rest is history. We’re proud of where we’ve landed, and feel that the space will be a part of our next phase of growth as we focus on working with national brands while staying true to the adventures and city that has gotten us here.

For more information on the history of the space and to take a 3D tour, click here.

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Ad Roundup: Less is More!

June 11, 2015 by  
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We’ve been hard at work lately on some edits for Chrysler as part of their “Portraits of Proud” video series. The campaign is a digital extension of the broadcast spots that Wieden + Kennedy did not so long ago (Peter Dinklage narrates!). It’s been a pleasant project working with the Detroit office of Mediabrands Publishing. So far, you can see two of the three videos, with the third being released in a couple weeks.

That said, we still like to see keep our teeth sharp with what’s going on in the world around us. Our latest round of video inspirons centers on the idea of simplicity. Less is more! Voila.

First, a swell ad from Scrabble. Indeed there can be “magic in words” it seems.

Second, the intro animation and music for Sundance 2015. This little bumper played before every screening at the festival and every time we heard it we wanted to volume up and dance.

Sundance 2015 Bumper from Andrew Lush on Vimeo.

Third, a simple challenge to a conventional norm that makes you think.

Until next time!

Love, DL!

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