The Caliber Collection.
Detroit is known to be a rough and violent city. Many forms of art produced here embody a pride for being able to deal with the adversities that come from what was once the murder capital. When we as Detroiters travel to other places we are not strangers to the gasps and questions like “Have you ever been shot?” The caliber collection is a form of art that approaches the situation from a different angle. Recently Detroit has been moving forward into a more positive direction and transforming into a city that may even outshine the glory of its olden days.
The Caliber collection features high end furniture , jewelry, and accoutrements focused on repurposing what was once deadly and illegal.
” Raise The Caliber is a national advocacy campaign to end illegal gun violence in
America. Products associated with the campaign donate a portion of the
proceeds to the Caliber Foundation to help those devastated by this national
epidemic. “To be able to work with the creative minds of both Detroit Wick and
PWRDetroit is an honor”, says Founder Jessica Mindich,” and we look forward to
being a productive part of an existing public safety effort to rid Detroit’s streets of
The walls displayed large semi automatic and less advanced more brutal weapons that had been modified for illegal uses on the Detroit streets. Lighting fixtures, designed by Michigander Joseph Jeup, were brandished serial numbers of the guns removed from the streets. “We’re not anti-gun, we’re anti-illegal guns…”, said Jeup. Each fixture was seamless and featured a recovered spent shell casing along with the serial number of a seized weapon. It feels just a little bit safer seeing these guns on shelves knowing that there are people working to take them out of the hands of people wishing to do others harm. (http://www.josephjeup.com/)
Detroit marks the fourth city the Caliber Collection has directly affected. Founder Jessica Mindich is heavily invested in making the streets safer. “To be able to work with the creative minds of both Detroit Wick and PWRDetroit is an honor”, says Founder Jessica Mindich,” and we look forward to being a productive part of an existing public safety effort to rid Detroit’s streets of illegal guns” (http://www.pwrdetroit.com/)
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