Chicago has been called a City of Neighborhoods, which, unlike calling Philly the City of Brotherly Love, isn't total bullsh*t. Case in point: Studio Chris, from a Chi artist (Greg!...just kidding, it's Chris) whose triple passions for art, architecture, and Chi inspired him to create a series of prints (avail as posters or framed canvas) artfully celebrating distinct landmarks in prominent hoods. A selection:
Lakeview: Mercifully eschewing the obvious (and depressing) Wrigley play, LV instead gets a vibrantly colored rendering of the iconic Kwanusila totem pole just off Lake Shore Drive, hardly the first time someone on LSD has seen a giant, technicolor eagle monster.
Lincoln Square: The bronze fountain in the center of Giddings Plaza is shown with water falling along its different levels. Hey, remember that joke about giant, technicolor eagle monsters? Yeah, that was pretty good.
Ravenswood: This clock tower at the intersection of Ravenswood and Berteau was originally built in 1931 for musical instrument manufacturer J.C. Deegan Musical Bells, and was restored in 1991 after the chimes stopped working due to
Anita Ward's monopoly on having her bells rung rust.
For a smaller option all of the posters are also available as greeting cards, or, as they call them in Philly, "What's that thing you just said? Never heard of it."