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Golden Sign Company Profiled

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Photo: Salwan Georges, Detroit Free Press 

Stamps alums Kelly Golden (BFA 2010) and Jordan Zielke (BFA 2009) are featured in a Detroit Free Press profile of Golden Sign Company, their successful sign-painting business.

Kelly Golden, 28, and Jordan Zielke, 29, went full-time with their Golden Sign Company in 2013. They’ve since created elegant, hand-painted works for many of the city’s new storefronts and beyond.

Among their clients: Green Dot Stables, Third Man Records, the Carhartt store in Midtown, the Fowling Warehouse, Ottava Via, Detroit Bikes, Shinola, Jolly Pumpkin, Mercury Burger Bar and more.

The duo paints everything by hand. They don’t have any employees, and their studio is in one of the rooms where they live in a New Baltimore apartment. Most of their marketing is through pictures they take of their work and post on Tumblr and Instagram.

Artisanal signs of Detroit’s renewal, painted by hand
| Detroit Free Press