Detroit History

Posted on October 27, 2016 by Steve Mansour

Do you know Detroit was called the Paris of the Midwest?

The answer is Yes it was. Detroit was Founded on July 24, 1701 by French explorer and adventurer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. Detroit was called "Paris of the Midwest" for its French heritage, architecture and streets designed as Parasian Boulevards by Augustus B. Woodward.

Detroit can again be the "Paris of the Midwest". It can only help to stay positive, show your Detroit Pride and your Detroit Love by wearing it like a Badge of Honor. 

Detroit Paris of the Midwest T-shirts available here --->

Detroit the comeback City, watch and see America!




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The Perfect Match

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Steve Mansour

Ink Detroit is happy to announce our new partnership with Detroit’s Downtown
Boxing Gym Youth Program.

In our new partnership, we are set to start distributing 1,000 bracelets to benefit
Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. The silicone black and white
bracelets will sell for $5 each, with $2.50 from every “I Heart Detroit” bracelet going
directly to the organization.

The Youth Program develops good citizenship in urban youth through strong
academic support, a demanding boxing program, a connection to the community
through voluntary service, and has a 100% high school graduation rate.

Bracelets are on sale now through the end of the year and can be purchased online at They
can also be purchased at Frida in the Park Shelton, Thomas Magee’s Sporting House
Whiskey Bar, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting in Midtown, and Always Brewing Detroit in the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood, with more retailers to be announced soon.

We are proud to offer such a fun product in support of the kids’ education.

Help us, help them, because together we can make a difference.

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Ink Detroit Pop Up Shop at West Elm

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Steve Mansour


Sorry, this isn’t a used car blowout sale. We apologize. But this Saturday November 1st (and Sunday November 2nd), we’re popping up in a town near you. We’ll be in Birmingham, at the new West Elm store!

What’s West Elm you ask? Well, West Elm is a furniture store that calls Brooklyn, NY home. Known for its modern mid-century designs and clean lines, the Birmingham location of the home lifestyle store is the first in our fair state of Michigan.

Opening earlier this month, West Elm is excited to be part of the Metro Detroit area and we are very happy to be featured there this weekend.

"Detroit has an amazing network of makers and local artisans," says Nicole Sutliff, West Elm's director of public relations. Sutliff continues on to say that the brand has been considering Metro Detroit for quite some time.

And for those of you that don’t know what a pop-up is, we’ll tell you: A pop-up shopis a quick retail shop, generally open for a weekend, at an existing retail space or small area.

Birmingham is prime retail space for us at Ink, and we can’t wait to see you down there buying up the pieces you’ve come to love so much.

So slow-roll in, walk in, wear your Ink proudly, and join us this weekend at West Elm!

Remember, the holidays are right around the corner and we have great affordable items for you to grab for the special Detroit loving family and friends in your life!

West Elm is located at 215 W. Maple in Birmingham and is open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

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I Ruff Detroit

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Steve Mansour

As much as you love us here at Ink (and trust us, we love you more), we know you love your furry friends more.

You may even say you “ruff” them. Ok we digress.

We’re proud to introduce our clothing line made exclusively for dogs.

The line includes both shirts and bandanas, and is available on our site as well as in-
store at Premier Pet Supplies in Beverly Hills, Mi.

As cool as the line already is, we've partnered up with Detroit Dog Rescue and
proceeds from the sales will go towards helping them.

“Once I saw the shirts with the “I Ruff Detroit” theme I immediately knew this was
something that would really represent our organization well and it’s a great way to
raise funds for DDR,” says Kristina Rinaldi, special events and volunteer coordinator
for Detroit Dog Rescue.

Check out the collection at, and don’t forget
to grab yourself a couple of new items while you’re there. Remember , we ARE the
official registered trademark holder of “I Love Detroit!”

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