UrbanCincy: Ridership, Revenue Continue to Grow for Resurgent Amtrak

Over the last fiscal year Amtrak once again broke its own records for total passengers and revenue. The passenger rail agency now recovers roughly 85% of its operating costs from user fees. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ridership, Revenue Continue to Grow for Resurgent Amtrak

UrbanCincy: What’s for Cincinnati to Learn From the Indianapolis Cultural Trail?

When Indianapolis elected Republican Mayor Greg Ballard in 2007 the city had virtually no on-street bike lanes. Due in large part to Mayor Ballard’s leadership, the city now has more than 70 miles of on-street bike lanes, and is on its way to 200 by 2015. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What’s for Cincinnati to Learn From the Indianapolis Cultural Trail?

Visualingual: Elsewhere

Cincinnati’s ‘Hat Man’ Is Dead: RIP, Avtar S. Gill. Items Found in Vacant Building: a remarkable collection of artifacts. Over-the-Rhine and Washington Park: nice photo tour. Cultural Authenticity in the 21st Century: on the shifting meanings of place and history. … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere

UrbanCincy: The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em

The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em. In no surprise to anyone, it turns out that people like to live near parks and that they want lots of parks from which to choose. Well then, which cities invest the most and have the best park options for their current and potential residents? Not […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em

Visualingual: VisuaLingual Seed Bombs at West Elm

West Elm is opening a new store today in Indianapolis at the Fashion Mall at Keystone, and our seed bombs and kits are among the store’s regional product offerings. A portion of today’s proceeds will benefit the Harrison Center for … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: VisuaLingual Seed Bombs at West Elm

UrbanCincy: Downtown Cincinnati’s retail future probably not the shopping mall

Do urban shopping malls like Cincinnati’s Tower Place Mall still make sense? UrbanCincy reader Eric Douglas weighs in with his thoughts. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Downtown Cincinnati’s retail future probably not the shopping mall

Visualingual: Elsewhere

A Subway Tunnel: exploration deep in the bowels of the Cincinnati subway that never was. Make Cincinnati Weird: the official Vimeo channel. Autocomplete Coloring Book: some love for the Visionaries & Voices catalog I designed, courtesy of Selectism. SubSurface Graffiti Expo & Hip Hop Festival: an awesome weekend-long event in Indianapolis celebrates its 10-year anniversary […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere

Visualingual: Numbers by Robert Indiana

I have removed the content of this post in response to the following letter from the IMA: It has come to the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s attention that you are displaying images taken on the IMA grounds on your web site (http://visualingual.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/numbers-by-robert-indiana/). The IMA requests that you immediately cease using the image of the Numbers […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Numbers by Robert Indiana

Visualingual: Elsewhere

The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Downtown + OTR: letting the world know about some neighborhood treasures. Findlay: An Urban Market: speaking of neighborhood treasures… Wedding Favors: some love for our personalized seed bomb wedding favors. Moveable Feast: This Cycling Tour Has Bikers on a Culinary Crusade: “Every 10 miles or so, cyclists pass through a […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere

Hoperatives: At the 2012 Beer Bloggers conference

So Carla and I are in Indianapolis for the 2012 Beer Bloggers conference. Long-time readers may remember that we did the first one in Boulder two years ago.  Last year it was in Portland and while it was an attractive location, to say the least, it wasn’t in the cards for us to make it. […] . . . → Read More: Hoperatives: At the 2012 Beer Bloggers conference

Visualingual: VisuaLingual at the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange

We are thrilled to be participating in the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange this Saturday, June 9th, at the Harrison Center for the Arts at 1505 Delaware St. in Indianapolis! The event includes over 100 booths with independent design, art and craft, plus live music and a variety of food and beverage vendors. As always, our booth […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: VisuaLingual at the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange

Visualingual: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum is located on the grounds of the racetrack that hosts the annual Indy 500, “the greatest spectacle in racing.” I’ve been to the race several times but don’t really know anything about cars, so I’ll stick to what I do know: sporty color combos, cool old logos, […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum

Visualingual: Elsewhere

P&G “Storytelling Lofts” in OTR?: my latest contribution to Make Cincinnati Weird. Michael A. Uhlenhake – Architect, Developer and OTR Resident: interesting view on OVer-the-Rhine from a 20-year resident. Love Bugs: awesome article about two of Cincinnati’s most beloved artists, Charley Harper and his wife Edie. Cincinnati’s ‘Urban Walls’ Movement Looked to Spark Thoughtful Design: […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere

Visualingual: Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2011

This year, VL work kept us really busy, but we were able to squeeze in a few quick trips. I found plenty of inspiration in Cincinnati and beyond, and here are my favorite posts of my adventures. Pictured above is the glorious Guardian Building in downtown Detroit. The Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room by Adler […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2011

Visualingual: Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2010

Here are my favorite blog posts from 2010. The year started with a trip back home to NYC, where we checked out the just-opened High Line. My favorite part of the park is The River That Flows Both Ways by Spencer Finch, pictured above. I also really enjoyed Carrying On by Janet Zweig in collaboration […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2010

Visualingual: Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2009

Here are my favorite blog posts of 2009. The year started with our trip to San Francisco [actually, we returned from it on New Year’s Day]. One of my favorite finds there was the beautiful tile at Everett Middle School, pictured above. The Coit Tower murals were amazing to see again, this time on a […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2009

Visualingual: Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2008

To mark the end of the year, I’m starting up something new — my favorite VL posts of the year, starting with 2008, when I began this blog. Not the most popular posts, and not necessarily your favorites, but some of the most amazing discoveries and experiences I had in a given year. Above is […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2008

Visualingual: VisuaLingual 2011 Gift Guide

If you’re in the midst of holiday shopping right now, give the gift of independent design! Here are my favorite gift picks from the various corners of the VL microcosm: friends, friends of friends, neighbors, all of them amazing, hard-working people who love what they do. Above is the awesome Cincinnati by the Numbers t-shirt […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: VisuaLingual 2011 Gift Guide

Visualingual: Elsewhere

Obesogenic Motorgenic Cincinnati: thoughts on car culture and/in Cincinnati. Making Historic Preservation Pay off in Louisville: an incentive program for old buildings, in exchange for obtaining landmark status. Announcing the Walk Indianapolis Architectural Tours: “Put on your walking shoes and listen as leading Indianapolis architects tell you the stories and history behind our most prominent […] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere

CincyVoices: The Men (and Women) Behind the Beer Series: Jim Matt of Indianapolis’ Sun King Brewing

A couple months ago I was fortunate enough to meeting Jim Matt, an employee of Sun King Brewing, at the homebrew competition “Beer and Sweat”. We conversed for a bit, during which he said he would be happy to do an interview for CincyVoices. He’s a former Cincinnati resident and current Indianapolis resident and I’m a former […] . . . → Read More: CincyVoices: The Men (and Women) Behind the Beer Series: Jim Matt of Indianapolis’ Sun King Brewing

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