VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

In non-seed bomb news, we recently had the honor of designing a winter window installation for the Contemporary Arts Center gift shop in downtown Cincinnati. Entitled Streetflakes, it’s a series of snowflake-type designs constructed out of streetscape elements. Do you recognize any of them?

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

This streetflake is one of the less obvious ones. It’s made up of the silhouette of the Tiffany’s clock on the corner of 5th and Vine:

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

Streetflakes and snowflakes:

VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

If you’re familiar with our work over the past few years, you might recognize that this project is basically an update of an idea we initially worked with a couple of years ago. We changed the scale and used some different parts, but the construction is largely the same:

Streetflake trivets

Streetflake print

The CAC window was our second large-scale vinyl project. The first was the Ohio River privacy screen for the offices of the Haile Foundation:

Haile Foundation privacy decal by VisuaLingual

Seed bombs are great, and we enjoy our self-initiated Cincinnati-centric work as well, but these kinds of commissions are a lot of fun, and an awesome break from the usual for us. A big thank you to Erin and everyone at the CAC who helped to make this happen!

4 thoughts on “VisuaLingual Streetflakes at the Contemporary Arts Center

  1. I stopped and geeked out at this installation for a good ten minutes the other day but it was dark and I couldn’t get good pictures. I loved how the longer I looked at it the more stuff popped out of it. I love the traffic signal snowflake.
    The only thing I couldn’t figure out was the Tiffany clock snowlfake, it reminded me of Cindy Lou Who holding her hands above her head. But I doubted that’s what the design was.

  2. I can’t even express how much fun we had developing this project! Next, I think we’ll implement some of these patterns onto functional objects [which is what we did the first time around, but now we have a better sense of scale and context, I think].

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