About Cape Horn Illustration
I'm Phil Thompson.
Working mainly in pen and ink, I create artwork dedicated to architecture, history, and the city, with a special love for Chicago. I'm fascinated by the ways that history carves its marks. I see the great architecture of the world as the artifacts of one generation passed to the next. I make work that features classic home styles, icons of the city, with my drawings and illustrated maps.
I sell prints of my work here and through a variety of great retail partners throughout the Chicagoland area (click on the tab below to see a list). You can find me at shows like the One of a Kind Show, Renegade Craft Fair, and Show of Hands, among others. You might have seen my work displayed at the Chicago Architecture Center, the Field Museum, or on screen in "The Big Sick" and Netflix's "Easy." I've done commissions for breweries, agencies, architects, real estate investment and management companies, and restaurants.
Here are some write-ups on me and some of the things I've worked on: ArchDaily, Apartment Therapy, Block Club Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Chicagoist, Curbed, Daily Candy, DNAinfo, Modern Luxury Interiors, Thrillist, Washington Post.