Creativity, Community, and Other Comments
We’ve grown to love companies like ClassPass, Airbnb, Uber, Rent the Runway, and Zipcar—companies built on trust among strangers. Yes, they’re inexpensive and convenient, but how is this “sharing economy” thriving when our trust in other people is lower now than at any point in the last 40 years?
IndyCar is in a place right now where everything they do is good—but not good enough. You can see it in the fans, the decision makers, and you can even see it in the designers of the sport.
I’m sitting in the chalkboard-colored office of Bayonet Media with Andrew Quinn, Co-Founder and Story Director, joined by Producer, Kevin Grazioli. We’re knee-deep in an intense discussion about typefaces, fonts, the difference between the two, and how today’s designers are influenced by yesterday’s press-monkeys. “You couldn’t really have graphic design today without the letterpress,” Andrew says.
As we enter the season of blue skies and longer days, we find ourselves eager to hit the road and explore new places for a few days. From museums in big cities to tucked away caverns, here are some of the Pivoteers' favorite places that make for perfect road trips.
When Christopher first moved to Indy, the city had only two miles of bike lanes striped along 52nd Street. And almost every time he was out riding, someone yelled at him to get on the sidewalks or…other more colorful phrases. Now, Indy has more than 100 miles of bike lanes, the Cultural Trail connects downtown with every major greenway in the city, and people of all types—from hardened bike commuters to families with children in tow—are riding in the city.
Our team isn’t in the major leagues and our stadium isn’t what you would call staggering, but we keep going back to the ballpark time and time again. This is how the Indianapolis Indians have strengthened our community through outreach and local programming.
Being here sometimes six days out of the week allows me to experience the neighborhood and all it has to offer, and it’s much more than nightlife fueled by PBR.
If this week’s April showers didn't tip you off, spring has finally arrived. And with spring comes yardwork season. And with yardwork season comes mulch. Piles and piles of mulch. For the past few years, we’ve worked with GreenCycle to make their name synonymous to those piles of mulch being spread around central Indiana.
We aren’t entirely sure where this week went. Like everyone in Indy, we were tossed headfirst into the RFRA whirlwind that threatened to devastate the good reputation of Indiana and our beloved capital city. But we found ourselves in good company, working alongside a coalition of talented, impassioned businesses and organizations to show our country who Indy really is—a city of gracious, kind, and welcoming people.