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2 crafters’ experiences at the national stationery show

A few crafters in the Crafty Supermarket family talk about their experiences at the National Stationery Show in New York City.

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vote for cincinnati’s visualingual!

Visualingual, a local design duo that has sold at a couple Crafty Supermarkets, needs your help!

We are thrilled and honored to announce that we’re in the running for the American Made Awards presented by Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Out of 2000 entries, we are among 100 finalists, and now the public gets to decide the winner. Our competition is stiff, and we need your help. Please cast your vote today and every day through 24 Sep.

Why should you vote for us? Well, because we want to win! If you have a few minutes, I’d like to tell you a bit about us and our journey thus far. The winner will receive a feature in Martha Stewart Living, a trip to NYC to participate in an artisanal fair at Grand Central Terminal and, most importantly, $10,000 for business development. In our case, we are currently looking for a larger, better studio space, and we’re trying to stay in Over-the-Rhine, where we’ve been based since moving to Cincinnati 6 years ago.

If you want to help them out, vote on the American Made site every day until Sept. 24!

crafty spotlight: visualingual


VisuaLingual is a small design and print studio located in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. Our practice is based on a passion for multidisciplinary theory and research, which we translate to visual language inscribed onto paper, screen, and the environment. We visualize aspects of places through self-authored and commission based work. By keeping our operation compact and flexible, we are able to deeply explore the idiosyncrasies of hyper-localized cultural production, focusing on Cincinnati and beyond.

Born in Gdynia, Poland and raised in Gdynia and Brooklyn, Maya Drozdz received her BA in Philosophy+Critical Theory from Cornell University and her MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her interests center on graphic design theory, particularly its intersection with popular culture and the urban environment. Her professional experience includes identity, print, interaction, and environmental design, as well as teaching, lecturing, writing, and curating worldwide design exhibits.

Michael Stout was born and raised in Indianapolis. He received his BFA in Visual Communication from the Herron School of Art and Design and his MCP from the University of Cincinnati. Michael’s interests include urban geography, cartography, architecture, urban design, and typography. His professional experience incorporates these interests into print, identity, fashion, environmental, and experimental design projects for exhibits and publications.