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It's New to Us: Chicago bLOOPrint [UPDATE]

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on May 17, 2011 2:07PM

Dylan Allread

Designer Dylan Allread looked to the "L" system for inspiration for this screen print spelling out "Chicago" with the colors of all the "L" lines except for the Skokie Swift Yellow Line. Allread writes, "The L is more than a train system for us here - it is Chicagoans Connecting (L)ine - it is our (L)ifestyle. I find no better way to portray Chicago than to use the transit lines of the L as if they were ink."

Allread is selling screen prints of this for $30 at

UPDATE: Reached for comment, Allread said that he had the Yellow Line in an earlier design, but left it out of the final cut. He also said that the prints are a limited availability at the current price, as he's working on getting them placed in retail outlets later.