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Downtown District banners
Around 575 colorful banners with words of wisdom about what it means to live in Houston are currently being installed on utility and light poles in downtown. Photo by ©Morris Malakoff
Downtown District banners
The new banners are going up throughout downtown Houston including the City Hall area. Photo by ©Morris Malakoff
Downtown District banners
The series, which includes words by Beyoncé, Jesse H. Jones, Z-Ro and Neil Armstrong as well as local students and literary notables, seeks to present the Bayou City as an energetic destination. Photo by ©Morris Malakoff
Downtown District banners
“Most definitely, the messages show that locals have a pure, honest love for the city," Fiona McGettigan says. Photo by ©Morris Malakoff
Downtown District banners
Inprint Houston executive Rich Levy says, "I am waiting for snow." Photo by ©Morris Malakoff
Downtown District banners
Core Design Studio principals Fiona McGettigan and Alan Krathaus came up with the idea of “Figurative Poetics” to fuse stylized Houston imagery with poetry on the banners. Photo by ©Morris Malakoff
Downtown District banners
The banners tap into the quirky nature of Houston life. Photo by ©Morris Malakoff