It’s not an illusion, it’s because most Chicagoans are too cheap or busy to change with the times.
But, in terms of vintage design, maybe that’s a good thing. I’d say so.
And so would self-taught Chicago photographer, Tracey Capone (I said, ‘Chicago,’ didn’t I?). This calendar, “All Signs Point to Chicago,” uses photographs of classic Chi-town signs – neon and oil paint, frozen in time – to mark the steady march towards the future. Irony never looked so good.
Plus, damn if they’re not simply dripping with cool.
So, why not fulfill that missing ironically-clever-yet-startlingly-beautiful calendar hole in your life and pick one up today? Oh, and don’t forget to save the date for that deaf institute philharmonic fundraiser next month. Buh-bum-ching.