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Suedzville: The Cool Kids Car Club for Kustom Accessories and More

Suedzville stickers by StickerGiant

According to their website, Suedzville doesn't care "if you're a purist, a lowrider, a trailer queen owner, a greaser or a rat rodder." What they do care about, however, is providing kustom accessories for the kulture while looking good 'n classy.

Suedzville was formed way back at the turn of the 21st century in Berkley, Michigan as the brain child of Miguel Maldonado, who wanted to provide high-end quality hot rod accessories and apparel. Ownership has since switched hands, but that doesn't mean you can expect any less from the boys at Suedzville. They still provide kustom parts and accessories for your chariot, no matter how low and sweet, as well as apparel, graphic design, airbrushing, pinstriping and more. Schweet!

To help spread the word about the sick kustoms Suedzville provides, StickerGiant helped create these awesome kustom-made stickers. Black and white and totally classic, just like the products we  expect from a great company. Simple, to the point, and keepin' up with the Joneses, there's pure kustom magic in these stickers.

Check out this sweet vid about making a custom wagon - Radio Flyer, that is! - then click here to get started with your own sweet set of stickers.

Get Ready to Rock at WordCamp Ann Arbor


Do you love WordPress? Are you interested in becoming more in touch with everything WordPress offers? Do you have a slight geekiness that people and animals find endearing? (okay, so the last one isn't a prerequisite). If you answered yes to any of those questions, then it's time to rock down to WordCamp avenue! The latest installment in the WordCamp saga takes place in Ann Arbor, Michigan October 4th, and they would love for you to attend.

WordCamps are local events that draw WordPress enthusiasts from all around the country (and sometimes the world!) as they talk shop about this exciting platform and all it has to offer. Even if you're not familiar with what WordPress is but just love the internet, now's the chance to come out and meet with experts in the WordPress field. You'll get the chance to rub elbows with designers, developers and casual users just like you in a fun-filled, informative atmosphere that's held right in the heart of beautiful Ann Arbor at the Michigan League. Regardless of your skill level, you'll be able to gain new insight and tons of useful information, as well as make new contacts and participate in activities.

Since WordPress is a simple platform for everyone to use, it makes sense that their sticker is just as user friendly. White on black, with the WordPress logo. Everyone "in the know" will know exactly where you've been and what you do - that's not as creepy as it sounds! Slap this sticker on your laptop case before you hit your next WordCamp event and you'll be sure to make some new friends along the way.

Ready to get rockin'? Make sure you get your tickets before they're all gone - at just $12 apiece, you can't go wrong! While you're in the clicking mood, go ahead and click this link here to get started with some sweet stickers of your own!

Find Your Light at Glow Fish Studios

Glow Fish Studio Sticker

Glow Fish Studios of Wyandotte, Michigan is a glowing beacon of Midwestern creative goodness. With a wide range of classes to spark your inner light - including drawing, painting, glass beads, stamped metal, wirework, resin, seed beads, precious metal clay (PMC), jewlery design and metal working - you'll be hooked in no time flat.

Glow Fish's whimsical round sticker delivers its metaphor with a bright yellow background and a glowing white fish, surrounded by black Copperplate text set on an arc. You can't help but be instantly attracted to the happy little critter.

If you've ever dreamed of creating your own custom-designed jewelery, now's the time to follow the light and swim on over to Glow Fish Studios to make those dreams a reality.

Not feeling particularly crafty today? Not to worry! The Glow Fish store has a "unique variety of jewelry, statuary, home decor, cards and other functional art from all over the world."

Wondering how to make your type go roundy-round? Check out our handy tutorial on how to set text around a circle in Adobe Illustrator:

WordCamp Grand Rapids 2012

WordCamp Grand Rapids, coming right up on the 3rd weekend of August, is the ne plus ultra event of the summer for western Michigan's tech elite. So strap on your thinking caps and head over to Grand Valley State University for another great WordPress event!
Whether you already realize this or not, Grand Rapids is home to a number of notable WordPress figures. In fact, Grand Rapids was recently ranked #9 in a list of 15 unexpected tech scenes and we’re holding our very own WordCamp to celebrate. Join us and help demonstrate that West Michigan is as technologically rich and diverse as the West Coast! No matter how you use WordPress – whether it’s for publishing your blog, running your business, building client sites, or anything else beyond and in between–there will be something at this WordCamp for you! Sessions will vary from live demonstrations, training, advice sessions, and more.

StickerGiant is a proud sponsor of this event! Loyal reader will recall that we are big fans of the WordPressery. In fact, this very missive that you are reading was created through WordPress. Which is what we are talking about. Which is how you are reading what we are talking about. Whoa, take a step back. Mind-blowingly meta, ain't it?

Voodoo Choppers

Due east of Pontiac, Michigan is a magical place for motorcycle lovers. Metal master Eric Gorges has turned Voodoo Choppers into an enchanting destination for handmade bikes (didja see them on the Discovery Channel's Ultimate Car Build-Off?). And he's done it by following one simple goal:
I have always strived to build the best hand crafted motorcycles in the world.

Hard work transformed into the simply beautiful: Check out their One 2 One bikes that are truly one of a kind!

Where to go on your newly-forged ride? Roll on down to New Orleans, long home to practitioners of that old black magic. Be sure to stop in at the Voodoo Museum, if only to make sure you're cruising with the right kind of Ju-Ju.

good people popcorn

good people popcorn

good people popcorn

Mmmmm,  crunchy delicious popcorn.
good people popcorn is a family-owned gourmet popcorn shop located in Bricktown, a historic district in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.

good people popcorn keeps its product line simple to ensure quality. We offer butter, caramel, cheese, and seasonal flavors. Our popcorn is made fresh daily. We also offer a variety of beverages including fresh-squeezed lemonade and hot apple cider.

When I was a kid we'd always get these it seemed enormous canisters of popcorn near Christmas. I thought that butter, caramel and cheese popcorn each represented one of the Three Kings. Nom nom nom, Balthasar! Crunch crunch, Melchior! Yum yum Caspar! Happy baby Jesus day!

Man, I wanna make some popcorn now.