MEET MORT & MILLIE this Sunday, April 7 at the Chicago Cultural Center.
We have been working closely with a factory on adapting the original design to achieve our target price of under $100 per piece. The changes are very subtle and include a few improvements over the prototypes batch.This week, we will start with mold-making, the first in a series of various manufacturing steps. We anticipate the entire manufacturing process to take approximately 14 weeks to complete. We will start shipping in October.We decided to use Kickstarter to fund the manufacturing process. We will be launching our campaign in early July. First hundred backers will receive the Porthole for $75, the second hundred for $85. After that, the regular price will be $95. European customers will be able to buy the porthole for €95 which will include VAT and delivery.Exciting news!
Exciting news indeed!
Check out the Guerrilla Truck Show on Fulton Market between Morgan and Racine this Tuesday night from 5:30 to 9:30pm!
Max Temkin’s Philosophy Posters project on Kickstarter is currently 1,390% funded — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get in on the action. You should also check out some of the other projects we’ve curated on our Kickstarter page.
“Does your baby refuse to put down the bottle? Have a hard time walking? Can’t go 5 minutes without passing and/or pissing their pants? Your baby might need this onesie!”
Just finished a onesie design for my neighborhood liquor store. West Lakeview Liquors! They carry the good shit!
What makes The Chicago Neighborhoods different from most of the other “branding” projects is that it’s not just applying en vogue type treatments to place names. Graphic designer Steve Shanabruch is putting clear thought and consideration into each logo, incorporating the neighborhood’s history and culture. Some designs include a landmark building in the neighborhood, others recall the local industry. They’re all wonderfully done, and provide a great entry point to Chicago neighborhoods both well-known and obscure.
Many of us evaluate a restaurant based on the food; after all, restaurants are about eating. But how many of us stop and think about the design—like the look of the interior, the materials used, and the color scheme—when it comes to our food experiences?
This is the question that the Chicago Architecture Foundation wants you to think about through their series Appetite for Design. Learn more in our latest Drive-Thru feature: Chicago Architecture Foundation Gets an Appetite for Design