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Local Artist Makes Mazes Of Our Favorite Chicago Landmarks

By Kate Shepherd in News on Jan 26, 2016 3:37PM


Enjoy mazes, puzzles and Chicago? A local artist has created a new collection of mazes inspired by the city.

Matthew of Matthew's Mazes has a second book of Chicago mazes out and it's available through a Kickstarter fundraiser. He turns famous city landmarks and scenes into fun mazes, some of which have gone viral. According to the campaign page:

The book will contain 12 mazes that highlight the unique things that make Chicago what it is for those of us who live here. The biggest difficulty has been limiting the options down to those images which best depict Chicago.

I create mazes of all shapes, sizes, and subject matter. I have no doubt that, with the help of other Chicagoans, I will find the parts which reflect the true nature of the communities around Chicago.

More than 5,000 people got his first book of Chicago mazes and he's hoping the second issue will be an even bigger hit. He's made mazes of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Bean, The CTA and the skyline, among other subjects.

A donation of $10 or more will get you a digital copy which you can print out. Pledges of $15 or more will get you a hard copy in addition to the digital edition.

A Reddit user posted a gallery of the Chicago mazes online:

Chicago Mazes by /u/matthewsmazes