Walking tour of The Loop in Chicago on October 10, 2012
Magnificent Mile and The Loop, Chicago
Wednesday, October 10
4 pm to 6 pm
sponsored jointly by AIGA Chicago and the STA
Chicago is one of the world’s great urban centers, noted for its rich array of excellent architecture spanning over a century. This makes it also one of the best places to see a wide variety of lettering, especially in the heart of the city: The Loop. I will lead a walk down the Magnificent Mile, across the River and around the Loop between East Wacker Drive and West Jackson Street. Among the sights will be neon letters, light bulb letters, letters carved in stone and cast in metal. There will be few fonts. This is an opportunity to look at lettering that is often unique and that has a physical presence not found with lettering on screen or paper.