I recently started working for a gallery in Pilsen as an intern of sorts. I am working at N0T0X Toys on 18th Street. N0T0X is a small gallery that specializes in environmentally friendly designer toys. My current work with them has centered around a paper character inspired by the work of Chris Hales. We took an artwork painted by Chris and turned it into a paper character. The illustration is above is the first of 4. Seth, the owner of N0T0X, came up with the idea, and I am adding the Illustrator skills and other design aspects.
The event showcasing the characters will actually be held at the Chicago Art Department this Friday, April 9th. It is part of the 2nd Fridays event held every month in the Chicago Art District. Hopefully, this will be one of many 2nd Fridays for me. I’m glad I got the opportunity to collaborate with Seth, and if you can, stop by the Chicago Art Department this Friday.