Exploring Cincinnati, Mayoral-Style: Mayor Mark Mallory shows off the Queen City in the NY Post. Nineteenth Century Covington Mansion Demolished: because Walgreens plans to build a store a block away from its current one. Weekly Farmers Market Coming to Washington … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Has the United States given up on building subway systems?. Everyone knows that America’s roadways and bridges are crumbling, but the United States has also seemingly given up on its subway systems. Atlanta’s subway system was the last subway system started in the U.S., and its construction commenced in 1979. Since that time no other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Has the United States given up on building subway systems?
The architecture firm of Carrère and Hastings designed the Beaux Arts main branch of the New York Public Library, which opened in 1911 at 42nd St. and 5th Ave. in Midtown Manhattan. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: The New York Public Library by Carrère and Hastings
Which cities did the biggest music hits come from in 2012?. South Korea’s PSY took the world by storm in 2012 with his smash hit single “Gangnam Style.” His song, however, was an anomaly for Asian cities with regards to internationally pop song hits, with the vast majority originating from artists in North America and Western Europe. [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Which cities did the biggest music hits come from in 2012?
Report: retailers ‘vastly overestimate’ the role of free parking. We hear time and time again that urban retail centers need free and plentiful parking, and without it the customers will not come. New research, however, shows that the actual evidence for such claims is scant at best, and that retailers “vastly overestimate” the role free [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Report: retailers ‘vastly overestimate’ the role of free parking
Work begins on $15 billion Manhattan infill project. Earlier this week, New York City officials celebrated the groundbreaking of Hudson Yards, a new $15 billion office and residential district to be built above the Long Island Railroad’s yard on Manhattan’s west side. The development’s 16 towers will create nearly as much new office and residential [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Work begins on $15 billion Manhattan infill project
Plenty of artists use books in their work or create maps as their practice. London-born, Oregon-based Matthew Picton has found a way to do both by using books and other textual materials that reference a city in a moment in … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Map Sculptures by Matthew Picton
Would an aerial tram make sense for Mt. Adams?. The number of cities using aerial trams (cable cars) as a means of urban transport is growing. In Cincinnati, the idea of implementing an aerial tram between Over-the-Rhine and Mt. Adams has long been considered. Often times the trams take passengers from low-lying areas to the tops [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Would an aerial tram make sense for Mt. Adams?
Born in Kent, Mike Bernard is now based in Devon, UK, where he creates landscapes that incorporate acrylic paint and mixed media collage elements. The resulting works focus primarily on landscapes of European cities and coastal villages, with “happy accidents” … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Mixed Media Landscapes by Mike Bernard
What does the decline of the nuclear family mean for America’s cities?. What has long been considered to be the traditional family household in America is changing. People are living longer, young individuals are putting off marriage, women are increasingly becoming dominant in the workforce, and same-sex couples are taking a more prominent role in [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What does the decline of the nuclear family mean for America’s cities?
The Brooklyn-based designer Aymie Spitzer has created Neighborwoods, a series of maps that are drawn by hand and then laser-engraved into unfinished aromatic cedar. Here are Brooklyn, Philadelphia, London, Barcelona, and Paris. Check out Neighbor… . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Neighborwoods by Aymie Spitzer
With the London Olympics starting tomorrow, let’s take a look at that fair city. Lucinda Rogers is an illustrator who’s been documenting the East End of London for a number of years. She creates each drawing on site in a single session, often working on tinted paper and using color sparingly, focusing instead on bold [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: London Drawings by Lucinda Rogers
Really, the only reason I would ever want to own my own house would be to be able to wallpaper the walls. Check out Metropolis by Sandberg Tyg & Tapet, a manufacturer based in Ulricehamn, Sweden that calls itself “the world’s slowest wallpaper factory.” This pattern couldn’t possibly be more me. The design is inspired [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Metropolis Wallpaper by Sandberg Tyg & Tapet
Maps with hand-lettering? Yes, please! I love these cartographic illustrations by London-based Linzie Hunter. The letterforms are great, and the cheery color choices put a smile on my face. For tons more, including illustrations other than maps, … . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Illustrated Maps by Linzie Hunter
Des Moines-based RAYGUN is a t-shirt company that specializes in making fun of Des Moines, Iowa, the Midwest in general, and points beyond. As a Midwest non-native, I don’t feel qualified to wear any of them, but they are pretty funny and are obviously based on affection for the place. More these and other t-shirts [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Midwest T-Shirts by RAYGUN
Back in 2004, Kurt and I had gone back to school in Michigan and we decided to study abroad for the semester. We wound up in Derby, England, which is a lot like the Akron of the United Kingdom, but with better architecture and ruder teenagers. Lot… . . . → Read More: Cincy Sarah: This one time in London…
In 2010, London-based artist David T. Waller created this floor installation at the artsdepot in North London using 2,500 toy cars arranged like a concentric rainbow. Wow! Via Colossal. . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Car Atlas Installation by David T. Waller
A Tale of a Tailor: Digging Cincinnati History checks out a home at 24 Findlay St. in Over-the-Rhine. Seed Bomb Favors to Bloom Forever: Emmaline Bride likes our personalized seed bomb wedding favors. Cocktail Garnish Seed Bomb Kit: the Ministry of Alcohol likes our Cocktail Garnish Seed Bombs. Get Gardening This Spring: DownEast Home likes [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
There is so much map-based art out there these days that I might tire of it soon, but not just yet — the Brooklyn-based duo behind Lineposters makes beautiful, cleanly designed screenprints of subway systems in different cities. So far, the line includes prints, postcards and t-shirts for cities including NYC, London, Berlin, and more. [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Subway Map Art by Lineposters
Photographer James Reeve was born in London and now lives in Marseille. His series Lightscapes Project explores the landscape at night, focusing on graphic patterns of light in lieu of architecture and infrastructure, in cities including London, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. For more, see the artist’s portfolio; via The New Minimum. . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Lightscapes Project by James Reeve