One of my favorite things about Chicago is the history. Everywhere you look there are beautifully designed buildings and vintage signage. Like many graphic designers I am attracted to these things and draw a lot of inspiration from them. At the beginning of June I took an impromptu walk home. I had long-since noted the amazing typography dotting North Avenue, and though the sky was overcast and I only had my iPhone, I took the walk. I have only included a small selection of the images I took that day, but have compiled quite the collection from various Chicago adventures and plan to someday share those as well.
By the end of June I had reached the half way point of this project and it was a very satisfying feeling to have made it that far. One of my favorite things I worked on this month was the Flat Iron branding project. It is interesting to look back over the course of the month and see how the project evolved. It was nice to have design elements in play and a common theme to revisit, it helped the day’s work move more quickly and I think it also helped make each day's post more robust.