Custom designed holiday card projects by Albion Design, artist Maggie LaNoue...
Holiday Cards of Riverfront Development Projects
Detroit Riverfront Conceptual art by Maggie Lanoue
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For the 2006 Detroit Riverfront holiday cards,
the Conservancy chose to feature the newly opened Milliken State park,
that created after where the old silos had been torn down. A scaled down
replica of the Tawas Point lighthouse was built here,
and the Riverwalk extended to this point.
The goal is to have the Riverwalk extend from
the Ambassador bridge to the Belle Isle bridge.
Above, the Milliken State Park and Harbor Lighthouse. William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor boasts a 63-foot lighthouse, which is a scaled down replica of the recently renovated lighthouse at Tawas Point State Park, originally built in 1876. Tawas Point Lighthouse is the sole representative of a true Victorian-era style station built on the Great Lakes. Maggie combined many photos with art, including the bench, Riverfront signs, lights, and birds huddling, and recreated them with hand painted touches in Photoshop, adding mist and wispy snow. This was the 2007 holiday card design for the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.
This art by Maggie LaNoue features a Detroit Riverfront landmark in Rivard Plaza, the Cullen Family Carousel.
It features creatures native to the Detroit River, including sturgeon, egrets and walleye, along with the mythical River Mermaid and River Monster.
The carousel opened in June 2007, and quickly became a favorite a Detroit destination for families visiting the Riverfront.
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There are separate lanes for pedestrian and bike traffic. Each card of the series brought many comments from the recipients and became collector’s items. Framed prints of the original art are in the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy home offices in the Renaissance Center.
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