Posts Tagged "street art"

Bored: Chicago Dice, Logan Square

Walking to work, Liz and I happened across a pair of dice that were clearly made by the same guy(s) that made the large Monopoly cards around here.

For the first time, the “signature” on the piece now seems to refer more to a collective than an individual. Instead of “-bored,” the name listed is “we are bored.” So my hunch here is that it’s a group of people at work. I wonder if we’ll see more work using this new moniker.

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Color Jam: Colorful Buildings and Sidewalks at State and Adams, Downtown Chicago

Go away for a week, and it’s surprising what you miss. For the last few days, I’ve been going to work a different way. I’ve been helping Liz document her different outfits for a thing called Me Made May (where participants attempt to wear something they’ve created themselves, for every day of the month).

So in the mornings, rather than me going to get Coffee at State/Monroe, we’ve been walking down Jackson. A few days ago, to my surprise… I noticed the intersection at State/Monroe was awash with color.

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Street Art: Windy City

Spotted this in Wicker Park over the weekend. At first I thought it was a random bit of street art, but now… I’m not so sure. I thought the signature above the cloud was the author’s, but it’s now looking like a tag (and the attribution is in the lower right, which seems a little more commercial).

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The Amazing Tape Art of Max Zorn

Max Zorn does some amazing things with some ordinary tools. He’s able to make incredibly textured and detailed images using just plexi-glass, tape and a plain razor. He then places these works high above the street, using street lamps as both a canvas and a source of illumination.

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Chicago Street Art Show @ Chicago Urban Art Society

A bunch of folks from work were going to attend the Chicago Street Art show in Pilsen… so a few of us made plans to have dinner beforehand, at Skylark. It had been a long while since I was last here. I think it was back in 2004, during the Pilsen Art Walk. Had fond memories of the place, and…

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The Chicago Street Art Show: Friday, May 13th

The Chicago Street Art Show opens this Friday at the Chicago Urban Art Society. Doors open at 6PM, and the event goes until 11PM. The show itself will feature work from over 30 artists, and span the past 10 years of the Chicago street art scene. There’s also going to be a wall set up, where I presume many of…

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Muffin Lady Street Art

Spotted this on the wall in the alley near Lula Cafe. I feel like I somewhat recognize the artist, but can’t quite put a name to it. Maybe Ben knows who this is. I can only assume the reference is to Shirley, who was better known as the Muffin Lady around Bucktown and Wicker Park, around 5 years ago. If…

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Conehead

Spotted this guy on the street right behind our apartment. I was originally going to make some comparison to gargoyles in terms of being some kind of ward or guardian. But it turns out gargoyles actually originated from the process of conveying water away from the sides of buildings (to prevent damage after storms). This reminds me. There are a…

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Bird on a Bench, Logan Square

It may be the shorter walk to the El, or it may just be Logan Square as a whole – but I tend to see a lot less street art and graffiti on my walks to work anymore. When I lived in Bucktown, I walked a stretch of North Avenue down to the Milwaukee/Damen/North trisection, and always seemed to spot…

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On the Way to Work: A Little Tramp

On the way in to work last week, I spotted this guy on a lamppost near the California Blue Line stop. The thing that caught my eye was that it was done on a Priority Mail sticker from the US Post Office. I’d seen a lot more of these, back when I used to live in Wicker Park. Digging around…

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