The designer and public artist Candy Chang is absolutely one of my heroines, and her Before I Die project is a clever tool kit that has been deployed on walls in cities all over the world. Here it is in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati!
Lotta Nieminen was born and raised in Helsinki and now lives in NYC, where she works as a graphic designer at RoAndCo, and as an illustrator for clients including United Airlines and Businessweek. In her work, a retro color palette meets crisp execution of simple maps and bird’s eye views of cities.
Win a Local Business Gift Basket This Saturday at Cincinnati Unchained: tomorrow is the annual Cincinnati Unchained, this time with a prize.
In This Music, It’s All About the Structure: Helsinki-based architect Tuomas Toivonen has just released his latest album, Urbanism in the House, a seven-song vinyl record with songs about architectural history and urban policy prescriptions.
Announcing the Subway Announcement Lady: she lives in Maine and doesn’t take the subway
A Sunday Morning: LOL.
Enjoy Your Weekend: lots going on this weekend, including Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, but you already knew that, right?
Cincinnati Park[ing] Day 2009 Locations: check out all the shenanigans being organized by your neighbors today in parking spaces downtown and in Over-the-Rhine.
Raymond Thunder-Sky Legacy Mural: artist Cedric Michael Cox worked with Antonio Adams and a team of ArtWorks apprentices to create this mural on the side of the Visionaries & Voices building in Northside.
A Talking Head Dreams of a Perfect City: David Byrne [David Byrne!] discusses the elements needed for a livable city.
Winnipeg: Love and Hate: a bit like this blog, but with better photography.
Helsinki-based graphic designer/illustrator Janine Rewell studied at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and at RISD and now creates lovely [and silly!] illustrations for magazines, events, and packaging. Her work reminds me a bit of another Finnish illustrator — Sanna Annukka.