DIY Plazas and Parklets Draw the Crowds An increasing number of cities including New York City have been seeing the success of impromptu and Do It Yourself created public spaces. In Cincinnati, which celebrates National PARK(ing) Day with the temporary creation of parklets, other cities such as Montreal, New York City and San Francisco are [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: DIY Plazas and Parklets Draw the Crowds
The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?. The Southeast continues to attract a large number of jobs from states in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast. But it turns out that these jobs tend to be lower paying and lower-skilled jobs than those that are remaining and growing in those other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?
Cincinnati, OH — 15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns: nice accolades from Forbes. City Stores | Cincinnati: Cincinnati-centric videos, photos and more. Wedding Favors: A First Class Wedding likes our personalized seed bomb wedding favors! ‘Rap Quotes’ by Jay Shells Maps … 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?
San Francisco looking to create $1.6M mixed-use environment around AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants are not only looking to remain on top of baseball following their World Series Championship, they are also looking to improve the environs surrounding one of the league’s most unique ballparks. Just as was the case in Cincinnati with the [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: San Francisco looking to create $1.6B mixed-use environment around AT&T Park
Cincinnati named finalist to become WWF’s 2013 Earth Hour City Capital. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has put together a list of the cities participating in the Earth Hour City Challenge. Within that list, WWF lists Chicago, Cincinnati and San Francisco as the three finalists in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour City Challenge for 2013. [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati named finalist to become WWF’s 2013 Earth Hour City Capital
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
Why hyperlocal won’t save newspapers (and what will). Newspapers have been desperately trying to figure out how to make the finances work as the ground shifts beneath them in an increasingly digital world. In Cincinnati, much like elsewhere throughout the country, local newspapers attempted to compete with bloggers by shifting towards “hyper-local” coverage, but it [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Why hyper-local won’t save newspapers (and what will)
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
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
It’s time for the annual VL Gift Guide and, as before, the focus is on some of the many amazing independent designers whose work we admire. Three Sheets 2 the Wind in Georgetown, KY specializes in simple, almost childlike screenprints … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: VisuaLingual 2012 Gift Guide
‘Urban Landscapes’ Shows Beauty, Potential of Abandonment: a new photography exhibit opens tonight, 5-8pm, at the Betts House. Brewery District Competition Promotes True Live/Work Space: looking to bring light manufacturing back to Over-the-Rhine. Film Review: Detropia: I’m adding this Detroit … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Mikell Fine Iles is a designer originally from San Francisco, now based in Brooklyn, who has created a series of infographics entitled The Parks of the World, comparing various characteristics of the large urban parks he has visited. In 2010, Mikell Fine Iles collaborated with Heidy Garay and Sam Vernon on the mural Intersection in [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: The Parks of the World by Mikell Fine Iles
Vote Daily for VisuaLingual: please do as i love SoOh says. VisuaLingual Competing in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards: get out the vote! The Sycamore Street Studio of Theodore Gantz: OMG, eye candy overload. Golden Gate Bridge Designed by UC Grad: just that. Someone IS home: Exit #9 Photography explores the [maybe not entirely] abandoned [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Portland, OR-based Matte Stephens is sort of the love child of Georges Damin and Mark Coomer, with a hint of Nicholas Takis and a touch of Jim Flora in the mix, sprinkled with a garnish of early Charley Harper. His gouache paintings are very much rooted in the forms and colors of the middle of [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: The Art of Matte Stephens
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?
We haven’t done much client work over the past couple of years, focusing instead on the product side of things. But, a sister isn’t just any client, and her wedding called for a very special invitation design by Michael featuring San Francisco spots meaningful to the couple, printed by Worthington, OH-based Igloo Letterpress. The Del [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Wedding Invitation Suite by VisuaLingual
Paint Building Next Project in OTR Transformation: the best part is that the Cincinnati Color Company sign is staying put. Dear Downtown: waah, complaining about signs of urban vitality in downtown Cincinnati. Cincinnati Fights Its Way Back into Hearts of Hip and Trendy: a Clevelander’s perspective on pretty much the same phenomenon. Signs of Progress [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Smale Riverfront Park: 5chw4r7z checks out a brand new park in downtown Cincinnati. One Year: We Heart OTR recount their year in the neighborhood, including our seed bomb workshop at the CAC last summer. VisuaLingual’s Seed Bomb Biz Blooms: a summary of what we’ve been up to. Etsy Finds: Eco-Friendly Goodness: Bijou Bride likes our [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. store is part of the 826 National network of writing and tutoring centers. It’s located in Park Slope at 372 5th Ave. and offers invisible products, capes, secret identity kits, x-ray glasses, and even intelligence in a can [a bargain at just $12.99!]. Like the pirate supply store in San [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. Store