As seen in the movie "The Big Sick!" (Emily's apartment set) Here's a little more background.
I drew this a few years back in pen and ink. I love the ways that Chicago's streets and homes carry themes through them. Nowhere is this more evident than in the patterns created by this particular two-flat style, which echoes throughout the city.
This piece is printed on bright white, which sharpens the contrast with the black line work and textures. Made for the fan of Chicago neighborhood architecture.
The "two-flat" is a sturdy residential style that exploded in Chicago in the early 1900s and took variations in brick and greystone. Many of Chicago's neighborhoods feature street after street of these stately, castle-like homes. They once were a way for families to enjoy close, multi-generational living quarters; now, many of the buildings are split between two families, often one owning and one renting.
There's something special about riding a train on Chicago's old and winding elevated tracks. One moment you're on a track between an Art Deco and glass skyscraper. On another you're out among neighborhoods, getting sweeping views of avenues, gables, and water towers. The Chicago "L,"...
Frank Lloyd Wright was a key figure in the Prairie School of architecture, and Oak Park was his early stage. He set up shop in 1889 with a home and studio and fanned out with client work, gaining prestige as he pushed the boundaries of...