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Keeping Everyone in the Loop: 50 Years of Chicago “L” Graphics - Print Magazine Chicago, Vintage, Vintage Travel Posters, Retro, Vintage Travel, Design, Vintage Posters, Trips, Chicago Poster

A 1913 map of the Chicago Elevated system A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of the original structure is almost 125 years old, yet it continues to be a vital element of the city’s circulatory system. When the “L” was built, and way

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Elise King
Chicago’s Forgotten Magazine of the Jazz Age Chicago, Vintage, Jazz, The University Of Chicago, The New Yorker, Chicago Illinois, Chicago Magazine, Fine Art America, Jazz Age

Who knew the New Yorker had a copycat over in Chicago during the 1920s & 30s? Trying to glaze over the reputation the city once had as a hotbed for organised crime and mob violence, The Chicagoan painted a new image for the town with colorful animated monthly magazine covers, portraying the mid-western metropolis as a place of glamour and stylish…

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John Purvis
ChicTrans-1934-012 Vintage Chicago Poster, 1930s Chicago, 1930s Aesthetic, Chicago Graphic Design, 1930s Design, Chicago Attractions, Interwar Period, Chicago L, Chicago Poster

The magazine Imprint has posted a beautiful collection of early 20th century graphics from the Chicago Transit Authority, emphasizing how transit can liberate you to access the riches of your city (and even a bit of countryside). I like this one, because the "above the congestion" meme is still a powerful one, part of […]

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Jasmine Sharpe