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A wealth of creative talent puts a face on leading consumer brands such as Pampers, Reese's and AT&T. With companies like Powerhouse Factories, LPK, Landor, Sanger & Eby, LPK, Brandimage and Brandstorm (a division of Cincinnati's largest advertising agency, Northlich), Cincinnati provides the creative force behind many well-known consumer products and cutting-edge projects.

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Support for major developments highlights steady progress in Walnut Hills

From new plans for the empty Kroger to restoring a neighborhood icon, there's evidence that the longtime vision for economic viability and positive growth in Cincinnati's beloved Walnut Hills community is slowly but surely taking shape.

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Hannaford's legacy lives on in passionate Cincinnati architectural community

Much of Samuel Hannaford’s architecture was defined by progressive thought and attention to detail. Hannaford died in 1911, but the icon's sustainable designs remain as an inspiration to local professionals like the architects and designers at Drawing Dept.

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Music Hall's "organic" history: Hook & Hastings and the Mighty Wurlitzer

With the reopening of Music Hall, new tours are planned by SPMH volunteers, including one with an “organic” focus: Showing off the majestic organs that have occupied the space, from the original Hook & Hastings model to the famed Mighty Wurlitzer.

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Behind the curtain, 'invisible' Music Hall upgrades make a noticeable difference

Post-renovation reviews thus far have focused on highly visible changes to iconic Music Hall. This week, four Cincinnati arts leaders discuss "invisible systems" and behind-the-scenes changes that will do as much (or more) to positively impact production and patron experience.

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Industry pros and aficionados gear up for 'design event of the year'

Featuring the work of more than 100 specialty vendors, multiple speaker engagements and a living wall by Urban Blooms, DesignBuildCincy on Oct. 28 & 29 is sure to impress experts and laypeople alike.
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Architecture + Design Videos

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Cincinnati Design Awards 19 at the Woodward Theater

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler documents the 19th annual Cincinnati Design Awards Nov. 13 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine, celebrating the year's best architecture, interior design, graphic design and landscape architecture projects.

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Carol Ann's Carousel opens on riverfront May 16

May 16 marked opening day for one of Smale Riverfront Park's new signature features, Carol Ann's Carousel. This video shows the final construction and installation work at the pavilion in the past few weeks.

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2014: The year in Soapbox images

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler presents the year in photos, a collection of his home page "masthead" images from throughout 2014. See how many local spots you can identify.

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Cincinnati Murals Take Flight

Get a birds eye view of Cincinnati's most stunning murals.

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Artworks: Empowering Creatives

Learn about Artworks' wide-reaching impact and hear from the people involved with the organization's creative projects.
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Architecture + Design

John Hauer, 3DLT

John Hauer, 3DLT

City: Covington
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Bertie Ray III, Switch

City: Over-the-Rhine
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