Noble Denim started its garment operations in Camp Washington in 2012. Since starting, the company has experienced growth and is taking a look at how their product manufacturing fits into the region’s economy. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Upstart Garment Manufacturer Looking to Find Its Place in Cincinnati’s Economy
Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami whose warehouses now contain a mixture of industry, wholesale distributors, galleries and artist studios. It’s also home to one of the largest collections of street art in the world. Above is part of a … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Wynwood Walls in Miami
City neighborhoods with the most single men, women. Single men and women are often in a quest to find other single men and women. The quest leads people to debate which cities are best for singles, but what is the truth behind the rhetoric, and how do you think Cincinnati stacks up? More from Atlantic [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: City neighborhoods with the most single men, women
More than $64.3B to be invested in North American rail transit in 2013. As the migration of people from the suburbs back to cities continues, so does the investment in urban forms of transport. A modern streetcar route is currently under construction in Cincinnati, and bus rapid transit, light rail and commuter rail is all [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: More than $64.3B to be invested in North American rail transit in 2013
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?
Regional Report: Cincinnati: checking out the local culinary scene in an issue of Good Food Magazine from 1986. OTR Building to House Entrepeneurs, Squash Courts: I’m really glad that squash was explained in this article, because I totally thought that … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
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
City View: Cincinnati Embraces Old and New: VL represents Over-the-Rhine in this article about Cincinnati style. Found: The Jackson Hill Steps: discovering a long-hidden piece of OTR’s history. Autocomplete Coloring Book: some love for the catalog I designed for an … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
The passage of Proposition A, C and Measure R will remake the landscape of Los Angeles over the coming decades. Could a rail transit tax result in similar outcomes for Cincinnati? UrbanCincy’s Jake Mecklenborg travels to LA to find out. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Looking to LA: Could a Rail Transit Tax Transform Cincinnati?
Will Cincinnati be left behind in the latest passenger rail station boom?. Inter-city rail is also booming as Amtrak experiences record ridership numbers, and is beginning to implement the first phases of the nation’s planned high-speed rail network. Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, however, sits waiting investment to allow additional passenger rail service. Meanwhile, throughout the rest [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Will Cincinnati be left behind in the latest passenger rail station boom?
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. Printed in a limited edition of 200 copies, each catalog cover is unique, made out of a chunky chipboard that’s [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Autocomplete Exhibition Catalog by VisuaLingual
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
What’s in a Name?: GOOD looks at some interesting and bizarre neighborhood names across the US, including our very own Over-the-Rhine. Check Out Sunset Triangle Plaza, LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza: urban progress in Los Angeles. Machine Project: an interesting storefront space in LA that hosts scientific talks, poetry readings, musical performances, cheese tastings, etc. Bleecker [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Close to Columbus: Over-the-Rhine: Columbus Underground checks out OTR! my3CDC: Taking Back the Center City!: a response to 3CDC. A New Park in LA Takes the City Back to Its Natural Roots: transforming an old bus yard into the city’s largest urban wetland. It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest: just [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
In what seems to be turning into a tradition for us, we took a long-ass walk through Brooklyn on Christmas morning, exploring with relatively few other people around. Our destination was Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers a.k.a. ESPO, which went up a few months ago on the Macy’s parking garage in downtown Brooklyn. [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers
OMFG!!! Chris Burden’s Metropolis II measures 10×28 feet and includes 30-40 buildings, 13 railroad tracks, 18 car lanes, and 1,100 toy cars. Approximately 100,000 cars circulate through this dense city each hour. Born in Boston and now based in Los Angeles, Chris Burden is a well-known and controversial performance and installation artist. Much of his [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Metropolis II by Chris Burden
“This is going green 1949-style, bitch.” Ice Cube is a Renaissance Man! . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Ice Cube on Modern Architecture
Illustrator Jon Klassen is from Niagara Falls and now lives in Los Angeles, where he creates these very odd, almost creepy images for clients such as Hyperion Books and the New York Times, as well as work for films and children’s books. My favorite is this mirror image-type illustration of two houses and the footprints [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Eerie Illustrations by Jon Klassen
Los Angeles-based Danny Heller paints the Southern California landscape with a specific focus on its architecture and car culture. These paintings are from Suburbia, Heller’s 2007 solo exhibition at Terrence Rogers Fine Art in Santa Monica. You may remember my writing previously about Heller’s Eichler paintings. Who knew suburbia could be this interesting? . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Suburban Paintings by Danny Heller
Braden Wise created the project Good Day CA to commemorate moving to Lost Angeles from Eagan, MN. It’s a fun series of retro-styled postcard-style ephemera focused on maps, signage and tourist slogans. Check out the whole series here; via… . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Good Day CA by Braden Wise