Archive for the ‘Art Chicago’ Category

Lucy Engleman’s Illustrations of The Doughnut Vault

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Due to the Doughnut Vault’s dangerously close proximity to the JB Chicago office, we have become quite familiar with the shop’s to-die-for doughnut selection. With weekly and seasonal flavors, there’s always something new and exciting to try. The first week of September featured a mouthwatering selection of birthday cake, pistachio, pineapple, almond and double chocolate flavors – no, these are not your everyday doughnuts.

Recently, illustrator Lucy Engleman contacted the Doughnut Vault to ask if she could create some illustrations inspired by the popular shop. Engleman is known for her ability to create cheery, optimistic scenes and we’re loving her fun doughnut illustrations.

The Doughnut Vault is located at 401 ½ N. Franklin St., Chicago IL 60653. Open Tuesday-Friday starting at 8:30 am until they run out and Saturdays at 9:30 am until they run out.

References:

http://thedoughnutvault.tumblr.com/

CTA Seeking Artists For New Red Line Project

Friday, September 14th, 2012

We’ve all been warned about the up-and-coming overhaul to some North Side Red Line stations. While this is undeniably annoying, it’s Friday, and we’re looking to share positive news: The CTA is looking for artists to create work for seven stations scheduled for construction. The idea is that these original pieces of artwork will contribute to each station’s identity, while enhancing travel for customers.

The CTA has more than 50 art pieces at 41 stations along the Pink, Red and Brown Lines.

If you’re planning on entering, know that the competition may be stiff. An evaluation committee will select approximately 25 artists based on artistic merit, qualifications and professional recognition of the artists, as well as written statements of interest. Seven of the selected artists will be offered a commission. Application information is available at http://www.transitchicago.com.

References:

http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/cta/redeye-cta-seeking-artists-for-red-line-project-20120913,0,6780026.story

http://www.transitchicago.com/art/