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The Multi-Sensory Experience: CHema Skandal!

The Multi-Sensory Experience: CHema Skandal!
The Multi-Sensory Experience is an ongoing project investigating the similarities, differences, and overlaps between the Chicago art and music scenes.  Mexican Artist CHema Skandal!’s career is dependant on the overlap of the music and art scenes.  CHema is an illustration artist and graphic designer who produces gig posters and album artwork for reggae and ska bands in Chicago, Mexico, and around... 

A Mile of Murals

A Mile of Murals
Ride your bike down Hubbard Street in West Town and once you pass Milwaukee your peripheral vision fills with a riot of colorful images: A luchador, a howling wolf, African masks, Moammar Gadaffi, squids, butterflies, the Chicago Water Tower. Like most people, I usually zip on through, glancing briefly at the near mile of images along the railroad embankment while on my way home. Hubbard street, however,... 

NATO: Protest Art and Portable Murals

NATO: Protest Art and Portable Murals
There’s something exhilarating about protest art, the way it erupts on the street at moments of upheaval and refuses to be ignored. From beautifully designed propaganda posters, to seemingly nonsensical costumes and hastily scrawled signs, protesters flood public spaces with their visual challenges to established paradigms and demand attention in a way that paintings and performance art enclosed... 
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