Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Geoffrey Johnson graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and is now based in NYC, a city whose anonymous residents and moody public spaces he captures in his atmospheric oil paintings.
This is a bit pathetic: I lived in Indianapolis for two years, not far from the Central Library, and I’ve visited countless times before finally stepping foot inside this building. Wow!
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.
Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Lab is a collaboration between a book editor and a graphic designer whose goal is “to render all of human experience in chart form.” No big, right? Shown here, The Magnificent Map of Rap Names features 636 rap names screenprinted with gold ink on 39″x27″ black paper. It’s not a map in the cartographic sense, but it’s close enough for me.
The exhibition I organized at Visionaries & Voices, Autocomplete: A Collaborative Coloring Book Exhibit is on view in the V&V Gallery through the end of June, and the catalog is now available for purchase online.