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Downtown Houston Project Fills Streets With Inspiring Quotes

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Things are looking up in Houston this summer – and so should you. Houston’s Downtown District is rolling out the ‘Figurative Poetics’ banner collection to breathe creative life into the most trafficked areas of downtown. The collection features banners posted on utility poles with inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Houstonians sharing their love of the city.

Next time you’re walking through downtown in search of a great brunch option, a new happy hour spot, or headed to a great summer event, be sure to look out for Houston’s newest artistic beautification project. Neil Armstrong, Z-Ro, and Jesse H. Jones are just some of the Houstonians featured on the banners. A quote from Beyoncé reads, ‘boy this beat is crazy/Houston, Texas baby.’ Another by fourth-grade student Caoilin says, ‘and for quesadillas, I would trade a skyline.’

Photos Courtesy of Morris Malakoff
Courtesy of Morris Malakoff

Over 500 quotes were collected from Houston icons, creatives, and everyday members of the community. The concept for the project was designed by Core Design Studios who set out to create a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented atmosphere in downtown Houston. They searched for a fresh idea for the banners instead of resorting to tired, cliché slogans. The result is a collection of funny, sarcastic, and passionate quotes representing the diversity of Houston’s residents and the entertainment, artistic, and cultural experiences the city has to offer.

Residents and visitors who want to check out the project can see the banners decorating the streets in the Theater District, Minute Maid Park, St. Joseph Medical Center, on Main Street, and many other locations. Many are already on display and will be up throughout the summer.

Photos Courtesy of Morris Malakoff
Courtesy of Morris Malakoff