Chicago Design Museum Opening Reception
Monday, June 11 /2012
700 N Sacramento #201
Chicago IL 60612
CHIDM is proud to announce its fourth exhibition, Fresh Produced: Exploring the Craft of Hand-Painted Signage.
A drive through the city of Chicago, and you’re bound to see small, colorful local grocery stores plastered with fluorescent signs advertising the specials of the week (e.g. “Catfish: $1.89/pound!!”). Fresh Produced is an exhibition celebrating the traditional craft of these hand-painted grocery store signs. For this poster exhibition, designers were invited to take inspiration from and re-interpret hand-painted store signage to create an original piece for the Chicago Design Museum. Alongside these re-imagined pieces, we will be showcasing the skill and craft of Chicago sign painters by exhibiting original, hand-painted signage created for local grocery stores.
Exhibitors include: Ivan Chermayeff, Rick Valicenti, Paul Sahre, Martin Venezky, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Plural, James Edmondson, Kenneth Fitzgerald + Ivanete Blanco, Kyle Fletcher, Craighton Berman, Luke Williams, Steve Juras, Michael Freimuth, Matthew Avery, Nick Adam and Alison Yard Medland.