VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

VisuaLingual 2014 Gift Guide

It’s time for the annual VL Gift Guide and, as always, the focus is on the talented independent designers whose work we admire, including friends from Crafty Supermarket and a few cool peeps we met at Signature Mix in NYC earlier this year.
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Yeah, yeah, it’s Black Friday, but I hope you’ll skip the mall and shop in your neighborhood. Here in Cincinnati, there are two fantastic events going on today.

This afternoon in Northside, 9 businesses will unveil their brand-new signs, part of the CoSign creative signage project [check out my photos of last year’s signs].

Tonight Over-the-Rhine hosts Final Friday, a neighborhood-wide celebration that includes gallery openings and extended shop hours. We’ll be at the Main Street Merry Market along with other alumni of SpringBoard, a business development course offered by ArtWorks.

For more shopping destinations, please see the list of VisuaLingual stockists, which includes awesome stores from Seattle to Saint Augustine, from San Diego to Portsmouth.

Shop till you drop!

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

Del Mar Library Mosaic by Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh

In 2003, artists Betsy Kopshina Schulz and Pat Welsh, along with a team of volunteers, created a mosaic mural for the wall outside the Del Mar Public Library at 1309 Camino Del Mar. The mixed media mural combines sculpted ceramic elements with rocks and other found objects.
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Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2012

Joshua Tree National Park in California

2012 was an awesome year for us: VL work kept us busy, but we were able to take a few amazing trips. The Great American Road Trip was the highlight of the year, and it took us from Cincinnati through the Southwest, and all the way to San Diego. On the way, we camped in Joshua Tree National Park. Mind blown, and self humbled.
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VisuaLingual Seed Bombs for The Honest Kitchen

VisuaLingual Seed Bombs for The Honest Kitchen

The Honest Kitchen is a San Diego-based natural pet food company that is celebrating their 10-year anniversary by offering each customer a parsley seed bomb free with any purchase over $5. Just enter SEEDBMB5 as the coupon code when placing your order. During the month of July, all products are also 20% off.
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An Open Letter to the Western Half of the United States

An Open Letter to the Western Half of the United States

This is specifically to the fine states of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, California, Arizona, Texas, and Oklahoma — thank you all so much for your hospitality over the past couple of weeks. We had a fine time on your roads, from interstates to dirt roads to a bit of Route 66. Your natural wonders are amazing, and your cities are as varied as your terrain. We’ll definitely be back, though we probably won’t visit all of you again.
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