The Columbia Chronicle

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Paper or drastic?

March 31, 2014

Spring rains are quickly filling the gutters of many Chicago neighborhoods, and the excess plastic bags that have escaped the city’s recycling program often litter and clog drains. To address the related environmental concerns, aldermen Joe Moreno (1st Ward) and George Cardenas (12th Ward) have backed a ban on plastic bags.The bill would prohibit all city retailers from distributing plastic bags, requiring them to instead...

Posters reflect city’s multiple identities

By Sophia Coleman

April 22, 2012

Sometimes it can be hard to fathom how vast and diverse the city is, but a Columbia alumnus who majored in graphic design has the perfect remedy.Chris Gorz, who graduated in 1991, started his Chicago poster series almost one year ago with the mission to create iconic and vintage-inspired prints that help locals connect with their communities. So far, he has designed eight posters for Andersonville, Edgewater, Lakeview, Linco...

‘Da Bus’ owner cooks up joy

By Lindsey Woods

September 25, 2011

Tim “Timmy from Da Bus” Shanley, 51, has a lot on his plate. He is raising twin 3-year-old girls, running a plumbing business and traveling between Austin, Texas and Chicago to manage Da Bus.Da Bus is a 1974 school bus, allegedly won in a game of cards in 1989, that two generations of Bears tailgaters have renovated. Shanley got a hold of it in 2000 and gave the International Harvester 1500 series bus a new motor and ne...

Artists call for change

By Luke Wilusz

April 25, 2010

One poster urges charitable passers-by to donate cigarettes to those who have run out. Another commands viewers to “save the branches” as a part of a campaign to preserve the public library system. A third appears to be taken directly from a dystopian work of science fiction, advising couples thinking about having children to “do it legally” and apply for birthing permits from the “United States Committee on Popul...

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