Chicago Cultural Center by Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge

Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center, wow! Where to even begin? Designed by Boston architectural firm Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, the building opened in downtown Chicago in 1892 as the city’s central library. Its interior includes marble, polished brass, rare hardwoods, and mosaics made of Favrile glass, mother-of-pearl and colored stone, as well as the largest stained glass Tiffany dome in the world.
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VisuaLingual/Ghost Signs on WVXU

Liberty Tire Ghost Sign in Cincinnati

Sometimes we have a VL update that’s not about the products we design and produce! I was recently interviewed by Bill Rinehart of WVXU [and the blog The Writing on the Walls] about ghost signs. You can read or listen to the segment here. Related: this Wednesday, the American Sign Museum is screening the documentary Sign Painters.