From "Curbed Chicago"
Each star commemorates an important moment or structure in the city's history, and each point on each star has a meaning. Local artist Phil Thompson of Cape Horn Illustration has paid homage to the city's flag by creating a new series of images that dives into the history and meaning of each star.
A fan of Chicago architecture and history, Thompson has previously (and painstakingly) illustrated the common architectural styles of homes found in Chicago as well as the homes of some of Chicago's most famous residents. Thompson has changed gears on his latest series and instead of illustrating homes, he has turned his attention to the city's famous flag.
In order, the stars on the flag represent Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fireof 1871, the Columbian World Exposition in 1893 and the Century of Progress exposition in 1933.
[ Illustrator's note: Corresponds to the 2017 course! ] This illustrated marathon map by Cape Horn Illustration shows all the incredible scenes and amazing sites along the course of the Boston Marathon, from Hopkinton to the Wellesley scream tunnel to the finish line. Have you conquered...
[ Illustrator's note: Corresponds to the most recent course! ] This illustrated marathon map by Cape Horn Illustration shows all the incredible scenes and amazing sites along the course of the Chicago Marathon, from Millennium Park to Lincoln Park to Michigan Avenue. Have you conquered...