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Fat Cap Article Exchange // Made U Look Crew

Fat Cap Article Exchange // Made U Look Crew
This week for our article exchange with Fat Cap we present the Made U Look Crew. This series of article exchanges are based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences across the board and give more exposure to the art that keeps our Chicago experience compelling. This... 

Fat Cap Article Exchange // Snacki’s Secret Pizza Party

Fat Cap Article Exchange // Snacki's Secret Pizza Party
Continuing with our third consecutive week of exchanges, this week we visit the work of Chicago-based artist Snacki. This series of article exchanges are based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences across the board and give more exposure to the art that keeps... 

Fat Cap Article Exchange // ROA in Chicago

Fat Cap Article Exchange // ROA in Chicago
This week we visit the work of ROA who came to Chicago a few months ago. His work left a lasting impression especially for those who ride the CTA blue line. This marks the second of a series of article exchanges based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences... 

Fat Cap Exchange Partnership || The Chicago THC Crew

Fat Cap Exchange Partnership || The Chicago THC Crew
This marks the first of a series of article exchanges based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences across the board and give more exposure to the art that keeps our Chicago experience compelling. This article was originally posted at FAT CAP on August 4th,... 

Meeting of Styles (MOS) 2011

Meeting of Styles (MOS) 2011
Meeting of Styles (MOS) is an annual meet-up of graffiti writers and aficionados. Artists are invited and assigned to an area on stretches of wall space. Public focus is emphasized at the main wall called the “Wall of Style” located at 30th and Kedzie Avenue. The remaining permissioned wall locations are segmented in general proximity to the Wall of Style. To get a good perspective about the event... 

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden
Chicago has an abundant history of prolific graffiti writers and street artists. Outside of their own trusted community, many of these artists do not get the chance to speak about their experiences and their love for what they do. This series focuses on giving the microphone back to the artists who create public art in Chicago and those that foster it. Through these interviews our hope is to not only... 

Issues with Urban Art and Capitalism: Polymetric Panel Discussion, Part I

Issues with Urban Art and Capitalism: Polymetric Panel Discussion, Part I
Murphy Hill Gallery. Current Exhibition Polymetric. Chicago, IL. February 2011. (Photography by Nicolette Caldwell) If you have not visited the Murphy Hill Gallery you are missing out on a truly fascinating experience. Off the path of some of the most frequented art districts in Chicago, the space is located at 3333 W. Arthington just off Kedzie Avenue. Murphy Hill is situated on the third floor inside... 

“All Forms of Rocking”: Meet Christopher Tavares Silva

“All Forms of Rocking”: Meet Christopher Tavares Silva
Puerto Rican born and a resident of Chicago since 1983, Christopher Tavares Silva has been a long-time contributor to the Chicago art community. After living in Puerto Rico for the past few years, Silva has made a recent return and planted new roots in his lifelong city.  Silva’s career as an artist began with the influence and then eventual practice of graffiti writing and street art. He received... 
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