Yesterday I attended the Queen City Art Rack dedication in front of Coffee Emporium at 110 East Central Parkway in Over-the-Rhine. Entitled Tour de Cincy, it was designed by Pam Kravetz, Carla Lamb, and Karen Saunders and fabricated by Vulcane Industrial Arts. Check out this article for more information about this ArtWorks project.
Remember the call that went out last May? Michael designed it, and we screenprinted the two colors onto chipboard right in our OTR studio. It’s one of my favorite projects that we’ve done to date:
To be perfectly honest, this first bike rack isn’t my favorite design. The idea is cute, but I wish that the hills and the landmarks were more visually integrated. I guess I’m just a sucker for simplicity, because this solution seems a bit fussy. But, the important thing is that Cincinnati will get more artist-designed bike racks, and I’m all for anything that makes this city more bike-friendly. One of these days, maybe there can be a sightseeing bike tour [a Tour de Cincy!], checking out the sights and stopping at each Art Rack site.