Sunday, November 16, 2008

Creative laughing:

Creative laughing:

The "All Things Cleveland" exhibit that opened Friday night at the Asterisk Gallery is billed as a "visual roast" of the city highlighting our trademark self-deprecating sense of humor.

But it took awhile for the Cleveland Plus booster campaign to get the joke. The symbol for the show is a clever twist piece on the CLE+ bumper sticker, which is modified to read CLE--. A lawyer from the Greater Cleveland Partnership sent a cease-and-desist letter to the gallery, an "only in Cleveland" move that seemed to fit perfectly with the theme of the show.

But now everything's cool.

"Our attorney did send that letter. That's what she does whenever there is a violation," said Cleveland Plus spokesman Rick Batyko. "We had a chance to talk to [owner] Dana (DePew) at the gallery and we think it's a great exhibit."

Which is a plus.