Could Cincinnati Benefit from Its Own Typeface?

This is the first in a series of posts about civic design, iconography, and branding. Some of these ideas I’ve had for awhile, but now with GOOD Ideas for Cities coming to Cincinnati I figure it is a good time to share. The question comes by way of Chattanooga, Tennessee where two out of the … Continue reading

GOOD Ideas for Cities Coming to Cincinnati

GOOD Ideas for Cities is coming to Cincinnati! A few of the upcoming posts on this blog will focus on the importance and potential good civic design and branding has for Cincinnati. Read all about it in this post from GOOD: GOOD Ideas for Cities taps creative problem-solvers to tackle real urban challenges proposed by civic … Continue reading

Moerlein Lager House Grand Opening

Today marks a milestone in Cincinnati’s history: the opening of the Moerlein Lager House! Situated between Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium, downtown and the mighty Ohio, The Banks and Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House is positioned to become the newest jewel in the Queen City’s crown.  The story makes it shine … Continue reading

2012 Bockfest Tours

Bockfest kicks off with its signature parade that starts in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill downtown at 5:30pm, Friday, March 2. On Saturday and Sunday, several tours of unique Over-the-Rhine locations are being offered. Historic Churches of Over-the-Rhine Buy tickets here, $20 Tour begins at Bockfest Hall, 1619 Moore Street Saturday, March 3 – … Continue reading

Over-the-Rhine is Cincinnati’s Restaurant Hot Spot

Over-the-Rhine is staking its claim as Cincinnati’s restaurant mecca with a variety of high quality dining experiences. The long waits just to be seated at these establishments tell the story. OTR is in high demand.  Wine Me, Dine Me has the scoop on Cincinnati Magazine‘s Top Ten restaurants of 2012 as well as Best New restaurants: … Continue reading

Smartfish Studio’s February Boat Shoe Workshop

Update: The workshop is full. Smartfish is planning more workshops for the future. Tomorrow. Not sure if there are any openings left… via Smartfish: One 6-hour workshop (includes 30 minute break for exploring OTR) 12pm – 6pm Sunday, February 26th $225 covers all supplies & the cost of your pair of shoes The workshop will … Continue reading

OTRview XV: Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress and Design

Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress and Design is the subject of this OTRview. Stuparyk has mastered the art of letterpress printing and opened up shop at 1342 Main Street in Over-the-Rhine. His shop is showcase for a form of printing that is as much about art as it is about ink. The products he … Continue reading

Jumping for Joy in Parvis Alley

This fun photograph was taken by freelance photographer Cat Doan. The location is Parvis Alley next to very popular Parvis Lofts and the under construction Parvis Lofts II. 14th and Vine is visible in the background. I really enjoy this photo. Thanks for sharing, Cat!

The Art and Photography of Marc Wavra

Marc Wavra is an artist and photographer whose work  resides at Studio 207 in the Pendleton Art Center. To view or purchase his work visit his website or facebook page, or better yet, stop in during Final Friday (this Friday) at the Pendleton Art Center from 6pm-10pm. The following works showcase Over-the-Rhine. Wavra’s work is also … Continue reading

The Queen City Project

Update: It should be noted that the two businesses (Bluestone Creative and Alias Imaging) behind The Queen City Project are based downtown. Three of the four businesses profiled so far (Shadeau Breads, Coffee Emporium, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) are located in Over-the-Rhine and the fourth (Arnold’s Bar and Grill) is in downtown. Soapbox Cincinnati, which is also … Continue reading

Over-the-Rhine at 12th and Vine

Mardi Gras in Over-the-Rhine!

via Findlay Market blog: This Sunday, February 19th,  we again celebrate Mardi Gras at the Market on the south side of the market house along Essen Strasse. Plan to spend the day at this FREE family-friendly event, enjoying four of the best bands in town and sampling a traditional lowland seafood boil.  The OTR Biergarten will be open … Continue reading

Cincinnati Streetcar Groundbreaking Photos

A truly historic day for Cincinnati. Do you have photos of the Cincinnati Streetcar? Join the Cincinnati Streetcar Flickr group here! Thanks to all whose photos are used in this post. Names preceded by an “@” indicate twitter usernames

What is Radius?

via Ripple FX Films and Possible Worldwide, along with The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission, present a very special evening featuring the world premiere of Radius: A Short Film, a game and crowd-sourced film made in and around Cincinnati during the MidPoint Music Festival and other events. The evening begins with a red-carpet experience … Continue reading

Vote in CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati 2012

Update: VOTING HAS ENDED Please keep Over-the-Rhine on your mind when you vote in CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati 2012 Readers Poll. OTR is very well represented in the survey so please show your favorite destinations support! Recall Over-the-Rhine was voted Best Neighborhood 2011 in the Urban Life category. Vote here: CityBeat Best of Cincinnati 2012

OTR Portraits Documentary

Here’s a fun opportunity for everyone who is contributing to Over-the-Rhine’s progress and growth. This is your chance to participate in a photo documentary project about OTR. It comes by way of Becca Hoffman, a photography student at Columbia College in Chicago. (View some of her work here). She is looking to photograph businesses, residents … Continue reading

P&G Old Spice Loft Space in OTR

There are so many secrets to Over-the-Rhine, both new and old. The P&G Old Spice Loft Space is one of them. The gallery at 1423 Vine St. was recently featured in the following video by Soapbox Cincinnati and The Big Media Company. In the video, P&G Associate Design Director Krista Jonesgehring explains that “being in Over-the-Rhine … Continue reading

The Story of the John Breiner Ghost Tile

Editor’s note: This post tells the story of a mysterious John Breiner ghost tile found near Findlay Market and was originally published on the always enlightening VisuaLingual blog. VisuaLingual originally posted the photo and by power of the internet was contacted by a descendant of John Breiner. VisuaLingual is a design studio based in Over-the-Rhine with … Continue reading

3CDC Expands Land Bank with Latest Acquisitions

Editor’s note: Credit for this post goes to contributor RWS. The maps at the end were added by me. 3CDC’s Newest Acquisition After years of acquisitions, 3CDC had taken a major pause (update: other recent acquisitions) from land banking from 2009 through 2011. Looking at 3CDC’s OTR Work Group reports it seemed that the nonprofit … Continue reading

OTRview XIV: Michael A. Uhlenhake – Architect, Developer and OTR Resident

Editor’s note: The following is architect, developer and OTR resident Michael A. Uhlenhake‘s personal history of his past 20 years in Over-the-Rhine. It is an exceptional piece that portrays one man’s intimate interactions with Over-the-Rhine over the course of two consequential decades in Cincinnati history. We publish Mr. Uhlenhake’s story with great pride. All content and … Continue reading