40 Years of City Building (Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.12.1
Artist:
Max VanderForest
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
2019
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Word bubble poster- all words relate to downtown Grand Rapids. Building block like shapes at the center. Background is a dark blue, words and images are white, red and light blue.
Historical Context:
Max VanderForest is a graphic designer for Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI) when he and Andy Guy, chief outcomes officer for DGRI created this time. The theme encompasses 40 years of the development of downtown Grand Rapids, from 1980 to 2020. The words form tree ring like shapes which speak both to the city's growth as well as the overwhelming quantity of projects that city has been part of.