Archive for the ‘Graffiti’ Category

En plein alley

July 27, 2016 1 comment



Don’t think of it as graffiti as much as alley enhancement. Looks like this art was made with an Xacto knife, a roll of gift wrap and wheat based wallpaper paste. I should go back with a roll of hockey tape and give the easel some legs. It just seems weird floating in the air.


Street Art Round-Up

March 10, 2016 2 comments

SA 01


Here is a round-up of some street art snaps around town!

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Oh no, a sad robot!

March 18, 2015 1 comment


Poor sad robot! This winter was the worst, I agree. Hang in there my retro robot buddy. The snow finally flipping melted.

Found near Clark & Belmont, Chicago.

Street Art Found: Collage Artist in Chicago

February 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Street Art @gruelestate Chicago 2015


I pounced really fast to snag this street art giveaway, found tucked into the front of a RedEye newspaper box.¬†Years of living in the city and I’ve never found free art before this and not for want of effort on my part. The artist, @GRuelEsTatE, has a portfolio showing the series, currently at #1 – #69. I have artwork #41 “Many Moons.” The works are made of vintage magazine and juxtapose imagery. It’s a wonderfully consist series of work and the pieces range from snarky to surreal. There is no contact information so this is work being done for the sake of expression and the fun of treasure hunting. Another site found via Google possibly identifies the artist as Deb Pressman.

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Categories: Chicago, Collage, Graffiti, Recycled

Alien Fast Food

November 21, 2013 Leave a comment


Found by my friend Heather Loresch at Spring Brook nature center in Itasca. Police call box, no Time Lord available.

Categories: Graffiti

3D Your Graff

October 9, 2013 2 comments



I love this silkscreen print, large poster graffiti in my neighborhood. This one on the el train bridge is still intact after months of being put up. Sadly, I do not have a pair of glasses in red and blue plastic with the handy white cardboard frames.

Categories: Graffiti

Graffiti at the Beach

September 21, 2013 1 comment


The Ancient Egyptians apparently came to Montrose Beach, hung out on the dog side of the fence, tagged a Bast cat goddess and bailed.


Categories: Chicago, Graffiti