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Memories of the Snowpocalypse

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 30, 2011 4:00PM

Like it or not (we happen to like it it), wintertime is here, bringing with it inevitable recollections of last winter's gigantic snowstorm. Whether you call it Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon, or Blizzaster 2011, we agree with chicagobars that the video below captures it perfectly.

Coudal Partners is a Chicago design and branding studio whose offices are near Union Park. After the storm hit in February, a vacant lot nearby became a dumping ground for hundreds of thousands of pounds of snow. They obviously recognize a good opportunity when they see one because the result was "Above the Sun," a video that cleverly transforms a huge pile of snow into a towering K2-like peak.

Who knows whether this winter will measure up to last year's ... but if it does, here's hoping Coudal mounts a sequel.

Above the Sun from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.