May 3, 2013
asmara, cartography, chicago, cincinnati, downtown, miami, milwaukee, minneapolis, peoria, st. louis, st. paul, urban life |
Cincinnati Union Terminal was designed by Alfred Fellheimer and Steward Wagner, with design consultant Paul Phillipe Cret being responsible for the dramatic Art Deco aesthetic inside and out. Ground was broken in 1929 just before the stock market crash, and the facility opened in 1933.
March 19, 2013
architecture, art, cincinnati, close look, inspiration |
architecture, cartography, cincinnati, interior, pattern, public art, sydney, urban life |
: I don’t agree with all the chosen foods, but I’ll let native Cincinnatians weigh in on the validity of this list. 11 Cincinnati Foods That Are Better Than Yours
: checking out Cincinnati’s amazing All Signs Point to Awesome: A Visit to the American Sign Museum American Sign Museum.
: in Ferndale, just outside of Detroit, a former big-box store got turned into a weekend artists’ market; now a The Rust Belt Shall Live Not by Weekends Alone Kickstarter campaign is underway to further transform the space.
: a glimpse inside a once-swanky club in the Chrysler Building, courtesy of When New York Power-Lunched at the Cloud Club Ephemeral New York.
: check out who’s searching for whom and where [in Ohio, that would be at Wal-Mart and, mysteriously, in Indiana, at home]. Final Analysis: Missed Connections
: photos of Villa Epecuen, a tourist town established in the 1920s on the banks of a salt lake, just outside of Buenos Aires. The Town that Spent 25 Years Underwater
: this will be amazing. Sign Painters [Official Trailer]
March 15, 2013
buenos aires, cartography, cincinnati, detroit, ferndale, ghost sign, new york city, sign, suburban life, typography, urban life, villa epecuen |
John Dixon of
Dixon Branded designed this cool, minimalist bike rack as part of ArtWorks‘ ongoing Queen City Art Racks initiative. It’s located in front of 1411 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine.
: in Over-the-Rhine, a sweet Something Lost Paramount Vodka ghost sign has been painted over. Thanks, guys…
: happy birthday to Grand Central, a Cathedral for Commuters, Celebrates 100 Grand Central Terminal!
: Koch was my first NYC mayor; a week after his death, this is a must-read. Ed Koch’s Legacy in Hip-Hop
: more people are digging up their lawns to plant fruits and vegetables and encountering city opposition in the process, with Orlando being the latest incident. Lawns into Gardens
: “creative class enclaves are increasingly being appropriated into the domesticated lifestyle embodied by traditional suburbia.” Gentrification as an End Game, and the Rise of “Sub-Urbanity”
: on gentrification in Berlin. Swabian Invasion? Scorn for Eastern Berlin’s Well-Heeled Newcomers
: fun with data. Infographic: NFL Fans According to Facebook
February 8, 2013
berlin, cartography, cincinnati, ghost sign, new york city, orlando, over-the-rhine, sign, suburban life, typography, urban life |
: 100 years of baking bread, pies and other treats in the Queen City. The History of Hostess in Cincinnati
: Style at Home likes our Christmas Gift Guide: 10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas seed bombs.
: and so does Web MD… More Gifts That Won’t Land You In the Doghouse
: it’s exactly what you think it is, and it’s even lit up. Gingerbread Block: Sneak Peek
: insanely detailed and awesome. Hand-Drawn Map of New York
: “This walk took me through a mixed landscape, starting in the industrial zone, through the suburbs and finally into the bush.” Wasteland to Wildflowers
: just that. Top 10: Sexy Staircases
London 1666 by Matthew Picton
Plenty of artists use books in their work or create maps as their practice. London-born, Oregon-based
Matthew Picton has found a way to do both by using books and other textual materials that reference a city in a moment in time. Above, London 1666 is constructed out of book covers for The Plague Years by Daniel Defoe.
This Saturday, 17 Nov, we’re excited to again have a booth at the
Crafty Supermarket in the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Avenue [corner of Clifton and McAlpin]. If you’re in the Cincinnati area, stop on by to get a head start on your holiday shopping with an array of handmade wares.
November 14, 2012
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cartography, cincinnati, DIY, sign, typography, urban life |