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BLDG x Ink Your Love

July 11, 2015

If you’ve been around Cincinnati’s downtown area in the past couple of weeks, it’s likely that you’ve seen at least some part of the Ink Your Love project. Ink Your Love is a poem crowd-sourced from the input of over 1,000 Cincinnatians declaring their love to the city of Cincinnati. The poem was then broken into stanzas that have been illuminated onto buildings, tattooed onto bodies and posted throughout the city. Two BLDG artists (Jon Flannery and Chris Ritter) were chosen to design “mini-murals” as part of this project.

Flannery’s illustrated stanza about the famous boxer and Cincinnati native states, “You taught me to Ezzard Charles, To jab, weave and strike like a cobra. To throw myself out of the corner and into the fight.” His mural can be found at 1429 Race St. on Taft’s Ale House.

Ritter’s stanza states, “You swam in bourbon and blues And called your song the river. I doused myself in your laughter.” His mural can be found at 208 E. 12th St. on the side of The Famous Neons Unplugged.

For more information and pictures of all 37 mini-murals, take a look at the coverage from Cincinnati.com.

To purchase a poster of one of the mini-murals, click here.

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