Tweets and T-Shirts

Noel Burkman and his partners started the website Coin That Phrase in July. Since then his products have been nominated for a Chicago Innovation Award, put in the Emmy Gift Bag, and stood at the center of a growing online community. But, what those products are, is hard to explain. I’ll let Noel do it.

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“From Chicago and Proud of It”

Darius Dennis is an artist, a friend, and a consummate Chicagoan. He is has a classical training and is competent working in oils, acrylics, pastels or aerosol cans. He currently works as part of the Novem Collective, and his works are hanging on the the backs of Chicagoans from 110th to up past Devon. 

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Darius Dennis’ is a member of the Novem Collective and his work can be found here.  This my second interview with a someone who has worked in graffiti and graphic design, our first was with Chicago artist Peter Chavez.

Photo Credit: Sam Adams (This photo comes from the cover of The Chicago Reader)

Icon Worship

Ok, enough hating on the CTA. This post is actually in honor of the closing of a cool local business. Erik Kittlaus will print you a t-shirt with whatever L stop you want on it, but only if you order before Sunday.
I love these shirts because so many L stops and bus lines have such an emotional cache that comes with them. Every dot on the redline is a favorite bar, an old job or an ex-girlfriend’s house.
So what’s your most important stop on the CTA? What bus or train stop has the best story or holds the most memories for you?

CTA Blue Line Train Sign

I can’t see the blue line without thinking about leaving town.
Today’s Podcast is in the previous post. Next podcast tomorrow, 8:00ish.