Ben Aronson grew up in Sudbury, MA and studied Painting at Boston University. After receiving his MFA, he traveled through Europe and also worked for a time as an architectural illustrator.
The Chicago Cultural Center, wow! Where to even begin? Designed by Boston architectural firm Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, the building opened in downtown Chicago in 1892 as the city’s central library. Its interior includes marble, polished brass, rare hardwoods, and mosaics made of Favrile glass, mother-of-pearl and colored stone, as well as the largest stained glass Tiffany dome in the world.
I walk past the St. Louis Church all the time — it’s located at 29 East 8th St. in downtown Cincinnati. A couple of weeks ago, I finally wandered inside. Wow, that was long overdue!
I’m honored to be included in the book The Designer As… Author, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur, Curator and Collaborator: New Models for Communicating, written by Steven McCarthy and designed by Martin Venezky/Appetite Engineers.
Cedric Michael Cox | Visual Artist: I just finished the new site for my OTR-based friend and studio neighbor; if you spot any egregious errors, please direct them to my attention.
Liberty St. “Road Diet” Advances, to Be Bid by Nov. 2014: a plan to eliminate the barrier between the Southern and Northern portions of Over-the-Rhine.
Aggregate Dialect Difference: the Cincinnati dialect is least like NYC, Newark, Jersey City, Boston, or Philly.
The Heidelberg Project: A Resilient Community Rebuilds, Again: the latest on Detroit’s Heidelberg Project after last month’s tragic fire.
Is the End Nearing for Odessa Café and Bar on Avenue A?: the end of an era for a neighborhood icon? Pretty soon I won’t even recognize my hometown.
Fake Shop Fronts Used to Make Towns Seem Neater for G8: in Northern Ireland, The Society of the Simulacrum has popped up.
Biking thru Washington Park Oct 2007: see the historic Over-the-Rhine park as it looked 5 years ago.
PHOTOS: Historic Glencoe-Auburn Place Row Houses Are Being Demolished: I did not see this one coming.
Hi, I’m from Ohio: I don’t really get these jokes, but hopefully the Buckeyes in the audience will.
Pretty Cute Watching Boston Residents Play Daily Game of ‘Big City’: The Onion nails the Boston experience.
New York, a Graveyard for Languages: all about the 800 or so languages spoken by NYC residents.