October 31, 2014
elsewhere | Tags:
architecture, cartography, cincinnati, DIY, london, new orleans, new york city, over-the-rhine, rural life, urban life |
The designer and public artist
Candy Chang is absolutely one of my heroines, and her 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! Before I Die
June 25, 2013
art, cincinnati, close look | Tags:
cincinnati, helsinki, new orleans, new york city, over-the-rhine, pittsburgh, public art, sign, typography |
Located in the
Station North neighborhood of Baltimore, Open Walls Baltimore is a collection of about two dozen public murals by street artists from around the world, curated by Gaia.
Manhattan by Matte Stephens
Matte Stephens is sort of the love child of Georges Damin and Mark Coomer, with a hint of Nicholas Takis and a touch of Jim Flora in the mix, sprinkled with a garnish of early Charley Harper. His gouache paintings are very much rooted in the forms and colors of the middle of the 20th century, and I especially like his scenes of different cities.
September 20, 2012
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boston, landscape, melbourne, new orleans, new york city, paris, portland, san francisco, seattle, sydney, urban life |
: an ongoing treasure hunt of Cincinnati’s stories. See Cincinnati
: collecting awesomeness in Covington; nominate your favorite anything. Index of Awesome
: street art using system errors, dialog boxes and other computer-related messages. Digital Graffiti
: Detroit-based creative agency working on place-based projects that do well and do good. Detroit Lives!
: working with writers in neighborhoods around New Orleans to create books about their communities. Neighborhood Story Project
: postcard models of NYC buildings. Build Your Own New York
: just that. A Rare Glimpse at the Williamsburg Bridge Railway Terminal
: House of Musicians Digging Cincinnati investigates the history of 1223 Jackson St. in Over-the-Rhine.
: in Paris, a group has “carried out shocking acts of cultural preservation and repair.” Indeed. The New French Hacker-Artist Underground
: documenting people and place in New Orleans through interviews and photographs. Neighborhood Story Project
: loving local versus shopping local in NYC. Complaint Box: Local Hypocrites
: “a place to share ideas, create projects, discover resources, and make our city better.” Change by Us NYC
: just that, in the form of a snazzy web site. Soul of Brooklyn
: “an autopsy of the American dream” with tons of photos. Abandoned America
Kind readers, I know you’ve been impatiently waiting for the next installment in my typological series on the vanity license plates of Southwestern Ohio, and here it is! Today, we’re taking a look at sports messaging, and possibly adult content. Above, BARECAT. Pun-prone UC fan or porn mogul? It’s impossible to know for sure.
: Sunday Walk CityKin explores Cincinnati.
: tons of eye candy in an awesome treehouse in the woods of Pennsylvania. Charley Harper Artwork in Todd Oldham’s House
: a participatory installation in New Orleans by the always amazing Before I Die Candy Chang.
: “a film about the New York accent.” If These Knishes Could Talk
: bad-ass building blocks by Ladislav Sutnar. Build the Town
: yes. Berlin’s Guerrilla Gardeners Cultivate Rebellion
: just that. Exotic Bodega Cats Caught on Tape in Their Natural Habitat
This poster series is for the
Architectural League’s Urban Omnibus, part of the Festival of Ideas for the New City, taking place this week in NYC. It was designed by the Civic Center in a style reminiscent of vintage advertising.