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Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Released

Dearborn, MI - September 27th, 2017

DETROIT - The third annual Design Turnpike Holiday Gift Guide has been released online. The 25 featured products range in price from a few dollars to a few thousand, all featuring the handmade and reproduction license plate artwork that Design Turnpike's Dave Bowman has become well known for around the United States, and much of the rest of the world. The release of the list allows potential and past clients to get orders in before the season's deadline, which comes earlier than expected due to the volume of orders received and the time required to make them. Be sure to visit the website and enjoy this year's slate of pieces and products.

Charity Auction Of Handmade Original To Benefit Hurricane Victims

Dearborn, MI - August 29th, 2017

We've all been watching the news about Hurricane Harvey and the devastation in Texas and surrounding states. Here's a chance to help -- and become an owner of a Design Turnpike license plate map handmade original piece at the same time. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the victims of this tremendous natural disaster. See link for details, and please share with others to spread the word.

July 2017 Tin Snip Times

Dearborn, MI - July 5th, 2017

Hope everyone (my American subscribers, at least!) had a terrific July 4th holiday weekend celebrating the good ol' USA. I spent mine relaxing and planning the next several weeks of license plate projects and exciting promotions! FRAMED PRINTS It's a great time to spruce up the walls of your vacation home, cottage, home or office with prints of my work, on metal, canvas and framed! Use code CKJAJL for a special discount. Available in sizes from 6" to 60"! Plus, you can score a free metal print of your choice with purchase of one of my handmade originals now through July 31st. See here for details. A ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFT Does someone you know have a special birthday, have they recently bought a new home, or are they heading off on a big new adventure? The gift of a Design Turnpike handmade original makes a one-of-a-kind impression. See my website for how to order a unique pie...

Royal Caribbean Selects Design Turnpike For New Onboard Artwork

Dearborn, MI - August 25th, 2015

DETROIT - Dave Bowman of Design Turnpike announced today that Royal Caribbean has commissioned new original license plate map works to be installed onboard four of its new Quantum Class® fleet of cruise ships. The pieces will be featured prominently on the walls of their American ICON Grill restaurants, celebrating the classic American road trip. Featuring favorite comfort foods, hand-picked from cities spanning the globe, each unique American ICON Grill showcases a welcoming surround of sweeping natural landscapes, iconic photography and décor accents emulating the classic American roadster. Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 innovative ships, calling on more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six continents. "I am very proud to continue to expand my relationship with a company and brand as respected as Royal Caribbean," Bowman said. "My recy...

Google Chooses Design Turnpike For Custom Recycled Artwork

Dearborn, MI - July 15th, 2015

DETROIT - Internet search giant Google recently commissioned area handmade recycled object artist Design Turnpike to create and install a series of handmade original pieces, highlighting their commitment to the Michigan area, local artists and the automotive industry. After several months of planning, design and execution, two area offices (Birmingham and Ann Arbor) now display a total of seven handmade art pieces made almost entirely of vintage Michigan license plates. The series includes a map of Michigan and the United States, the Detroit skyline, the iconic Google wordmark itself and several brand logos of well-know Google properties including Chrome, YouTube, Play and Android. Design Turnpike creates art and maps from recycled license plates. Working from the Detroit area, the birthplace of the automotive industry, founder Dave Bowman continues to expand his line of handmade ...