Cape Horn Illustration

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What?

Phil Thompson uses illustrations to document the underrated parts of Chicago that he wants to celebrate. He then sells these works of glorification at his online website. In his own words — “When I get obsessed with things, I make art for people who are also obsessed with those things.”

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Marina City

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What?

Two residential buildings made of concrete. The towers are aesthetically identical. Each features columns of half-moon balconies that create a “corncob” look. Apartments have pie-shape interiors, with each front door opening into a small hallway that slowly expands. These living spaces have also remained affordable compared to the surrounding area, keeping with the developers’ initial mission.

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