Photo by James Drakeford
What a great turn out! Mizzen+Main's Columbus storefront was at capacity (~ 65) on our first night out and it was fun for all. We had everything between existing clients to visitors from city government, big business, Ohio State University, the startup community, local media and the New York Times. One of the draws of the night was the reveal of the 200 square foot chalk mural and another was the original art by Adrian Smith of New York's Omega Darling firm.
Media coverage of the opening:
Adrian, a digital designer, interpreted historical photos with "a touch of Mizzen+Main" in each one. Our chalk artist, Jan Solari, worked on the project for nearly 18 hours before achieving perfection. We are very grateful for her work.
The storefront featured the products of several new American manufacturing partners, including: Allen Edmonds, Mother Freedom, Rock Avenue Bow Ties, Ikire Jones, Blue Claw Co, Pierrepont Hicks shoes, and Sword & Plough.
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