Tutt Street Studio News ~ October, 2022
Friends of the studio,
In 1994, our City Council was considering a plan to end Tutt Street at Michigan Street, cutting off access from major collector roads Main, Lafayette, and Prairie. My friend David Ziker, whose family dry-cleaning business had called the street home since the 1920s, rebutted the plan at a public hearing, saying: “Tutt Street is a very busy little street.”
We regularly quote this sentence around the studio, and since the turn towards autumn, it rings particularly true.
“Freight trains rattled overhead and a double rainbow stretched across the gray sky as hundreds of South Bend residents gathered for the second annual ‘Studebaker Talks’ in a room that once served as a factory floor for the Studebaker company.”
I spent the following week in Denver, the first half with the Post-Evangelical Collective and the latter half roaming and working from coffee shops. If you’re in town and looking for a good night: hit Lady Jane’s for cocktails, and walk around the block to Ash’Kara for a long dinner. Here are some photos from the trip.
This month in new client work, I produced videos with Madison Oyster Bar announcing the long-awaited third-floor opening, Ziker Cleaners introducing their new 24/7 service kiosks, and Enlighten Mobility demonstrating their new EDNA product in use. And I made the third volume of my seasonal playlist: Autumn Is Good Time In Cities (Spotify, Apple).
I’m happy to share that the Tutt and Carroll website is back online as an archive of Helen and my partnership from 2019-2020. My heart continues to grow fonder of our time together. Since re-releasing the site, I’ve been revisiting the old blog posts—my current favorites are our name and brand identity with Ceiling Zero and our introduction of Permit Pending.
And for local friends, we’re hosting a second Open Studio on Thursday, December 1st (6-9 pm, 240 East Tutt Street). It will be a casual time to chat in our workspaces and meet our new friend Sarah Bloom, who recently moved her 121-year-old letterpress into the space.
Good times at Tutt Street. Until November,