Showing search results for "chicago"

Cheeky bus ads in Chicago are helping to raise awareness about cancer

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Imagine sitting on a bus and showing the whole world your butt crack. One cancer foundation is aiming to get the butt crack shown all over Chicago for a very cheeky cancer awareness campaign.

Read more

Chicago potholes are being covered in mosaics instead of asphalt

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Previously, we featured artist Jim Bachor, who is known for his unconventional solution to Chicago’s pothole problem: mosaics.

Read more (2 comments)

Isolated Building Studies of Chicago: photos by David Schalliol

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Inherently, living in a city means distraction, noise, crowded streets and homes piled on top of each other. For the urban-dweller, it’s almost a reassurance to hear the sound of strangers living out their lives just the other side of your bedroom wall. Quiet, solitariness and isolation are not aspects one expects to find in […]

Read more

Chicago looks like a city in the sky in this perfectly timed photo

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 10 March 2014

Behold, Asgard! Oh wait, it’s actually Chicago! While en route to Chicago O’Hare International Airport amateur photographer Mark Hersch snapped this amazing photo of the city’s skyline silhouette reflected on the waters of Lake Michigan. Taken at the perfect moment, Chicago looks like an upside-down city in the sky, with God’s rays of light shining […]

Read more

Breathtaking photos of Chicago’s modern day ice age

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 11 January 2014

We all know about the Polar Vertex that’s currently plunging many places in the United States into a deep freeze. With temperatures dropping to record lows, no one is seeing the beauty in this modern day ice age. Thankfully, we have superhumans called photographers, who would risk life and limb – not to mention a heavy case of pneumonia – to get a beautiful photo!

Read more

Super-large type projected onto Chicago buildings give the city a cinematic makeover

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 6 January 2014

For her Letters at Large series, designer Audra Hubbell used the urban landscape in Chicago as the canvas for super-large typography that she projected onto the city buildings. Given the black-and-white treatment, these shots almost look like they sprung right out of film noir. Which is perfectly like the Chicago we know.

Read more

Monopoly, played on the real streets of Chicago

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 27 November 2013

Ooh, sometime back last year, a street artist going by the name of Bored apparently took to the streets of Chicago and planted Monopoly-inspired boardgame bits on the pavements — right down to the dice, the player token pieces, and even Chance and Community Chest cards. Wish we were there then.

Read more

Chicago airport hires sheep, donkeys and llamas as lawn care

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Wednesday 30 October 2013

Pilots beware!  You’ll now need to keep a sharp eye out for stray sheep, donkeys and llamas when touching down at the Chicago O’Hare Airport. These herds of friendly animals are all part of the new natural lawn care system employed to maintain the 120 acres of airport land. The airport even hired shepherds to keep track […]

Read more

Goats hired to take care of landscaping at Chicago airport

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 21 May 2013

If you’re headed to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in June, watch out for a herd of, er, goats. Slated to provide “sustainable vegetation management grazing services” in a two-year $100,000 contract awarded to a Chicago-based company, they’ll be grazing on weeds and invasive plants on the 120 acres or so weedy grounds there. The arragement […]

Read more

Stunning photo portraits of Chicago by Jon Damaschke

Terrible Spaceship Reader Find

By Terrible Spaceship in New Photography on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Jon Damaschke is a Chicago animator-turned-photographer whose work blows us away. He has an incredible vintage aesthetic, which is easy to love, and a unique photographic perspective. Considering how amazing his work is, it’s stunning that he’s only been pursuing photography for a few years.

Read more (1 comment)

Invaders 1938: the debut album from Chicago’s Terrible Spaceship

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Music on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Chicago’s Terrible Spaceship have just released their debut album, Invaders 1938. The Chicago Tribune says that the band is ‘equally influenced by Danny Elfman, Portishead and Orson and H.G. Welles’. And who are we to disagree.

Read more

Photographs of Chicago warehouse fire encased in ice

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 6 February 2013

So this is what fire looks like under single-digit temperatures. An empty warehouse in Chicago was recently ensnared in a massive blaze that had a third of Chicago’s firefighting force spraying water at the scene. They ended up covering affected areas — including surrounding buildings and cars — in ice. Even icicles formed on the fire hoses.

Read more (1 comment)

Colourful urban art by Chicago’s Chris Silva

Hao Ni Reader Find

By Hao Ni in New Art on Monday 14 January 2013

Being a street artist himself in Chicago, Chris Silva loves to collaborate with people using found objects and colorful murals to create amazing art that reflects its urban setting. Of his work, he says: ‘I am interested in the visually poetic, employ ambiguity in my work and strive to express the essence rather than the details. I see opportunities in accidents, enjoy unusual combinations of materials, the unpredictable outcomes of collaboration and the general adventure of the creative process’.

Read more

Time-lapse video of Chicago cityscape

The Flying Dutchman Reader Find

By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Thursday 8 November 2012

There is something incredibly familiar and also utterly unique about the flood of timelapse videos we currently see, a complex network of actions all forming an intricate visual ballet. I vote for a channel dedicated to streaming the best of these 24/7, a throwback to the backdrops we used to see on CNN. Like having […]

Read more

Cityscape Chicago: a time-lapse video by Eric Hines

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in Video on Wednesday 31 October 2012

Eric Hines, a photographer/time-lapse cinematographer from Indiana, has recently completed a personal time-lapse piece consisting of over 30,000 still photos shot incrementally between July and October this year around downtown Chicago. The Windy City has always been on my list of cities to visit since I can remember, and this video has shown me again […]

Read more