Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon by John A. Ruthven

Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon by John A. Ruthven

This ArtWorks mural designed by John A. Ruthven commemorates the life of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, a once-numerous bird species that is now extinct. It covers a large wall on Vine St. between 7th and 8th Sts. in downtown Cincinnati.
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VisuaLingual 2012 Gift Guide

canvas prints by Three Sheets 2 the Wind

It’s time for the annual VL Gift Guide and, as before, the focus is on some of the many amazing independent designers whose work we admire. Three Sheets 2 the Wind in Georgetown, KY specializes in simple, almost childlike screenprints on fine linen, including these sweet canvases above, which would be perfect for a kid’s room.
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VisuaLingual 2010 Gift Guide

bow tie by Cyberoptix

This holiday season, give the gift of independent design! There have been so many initiatives lately aimed at supporting small, independently-owned businesses. In case you haven’t yet had enough, or if you’re still on the hunt for a few special gifts, here are some picks from the various corners of my microcosm: friends, former schoolmates, friends of friends, all of them lovely people creating beautiful work.
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