Summer Celebration Sneak Peek

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration poster at MiCA 12/v

By now, you’ve probably already heard about the OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration that’s scheduled for Sat 20 Jun. You’ve seen photos of the making of the poster, and hopefully you’ve seen the posters themselves while out and about. Maybe you’ve checked out the full-page ad in the June issue of Eastsider Magazine, or the ad on the Fountain Square LED screen. Here’s a little preview of what’s on the schedule.

I’ve mentioned Visionaries & Voices before — it’s one of my favorite arts organizations in the area. Good work, great people. I’m not sure what will be in their booth, but I know it’ll be fun. Below, a painting by V&V artist Antonio Adams from a recent exhibit at ArtWorks:

Green Spaces at ArtWorks

Homebaked by the B is the design studio of Beth Porter that I’ve mentioned in the past. This Loveland native’s booth will include a variety of totes, tea towels, prints, and journals. Below is her best-selling Ohio tote:

tote by Homebaked by the B

I’ve never written about Wire & Twine‘s Cincinnati Transit Map for Optimists t-shirt, figuring that, if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably already familiar. Maybe you’re even wearing it right now? Anyway, W&T’s booth will be full of clever, well-designed t-shirts, screenprinted by hand in Oxford:

Cincinnati Transit Map shirt by Wire & Twine

Of course, we will be there and, if you’re reading this, you probably know what to expect. It’ll be all that, plus some new stuff that the world hasn’t seen yet.

Lastly, I have to mention Lagniappe, which will be playing a mix of cajun, gypsy, zydeco, and bluegrass. Guitarist/vocalist Chris owns the compound and was our landlord for a few months, when we first moved to Cincinnati.

Speaking of landlords, what’s this I hear about a lemonade stand?

The full lineup of arts/craft, food, and beverage vendors, plus the music schedule are on the event site now. Click here to invite your friend’s via the event’s Facebook page. As one of the organizers and sponsors, as the designer of the promotional materials, and as someone who will have a booth at the event, I really hope that you’ll be able to come out and enjoy this fun day in Over-the-Rhine!


8 thoughts on “Summer Celebration Sneak Peek

  1. Have you seen the banner hanging on the south side of the Duveneck? The run committee put up the banner this weekend and included your design. Like co-events running together. This show is really going to be a lot of fun.

  2. Matt, thanks so much! That’s really great to hear.

    Mike, I haven’t seen it yet, nor the LED screen ad [although I’ve been making loops through downtown to keep passing through FS].

  3. hee hee
    drop shadows on the event web page…..
    Is the LED ad on the web ? YouTube ?
    I have had a couple ads on the Not-so-Jumboron but I have never seen ’em there. No idea how well the subliminals worked.

  4. Quimbob, I didn’t design or build the site, just provided the screenprinted posters and files for the other promotional materials. I just checked the “video board schedule” and, unhelpfully, I’m guessing the ad is being shown in rotation during the “FSQ content” blocks. It’s just a still image, basically a horizontal reconfiguration of the poster, but I’d still love to see it in person.

  5. eek !
    I wasn’t crabbing about the drop shadows ! I use Safari, so I actually saw and noticed them.
    yeah, the LED thing is free, so you can’t really complain. Seems like a great venue to promote events in the city. But, again, it’s free, so there isn’t a real good way to judge it’s usefulness.
    Beats standing on the streetcorner and screaming at midnight.

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