Chicago postcard 💌

I’m the Design Lead CreativeMorning Chicago (which if you haven’t heard of, is a global monthly speaker series of creative types founded by Swiss Miss 😍 virtual now but can’t to go back in person!). On Friday we did an event celebrating love from all different cities in the Midwest, and I got to draw a postcard for Chicago 🤗⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
We found some inturderesting nuggets I never knew about The Windy City 😎💨⁣

• The name Chicago was first recorded in 1688, where it appears as Chigagou, an Algonquian word meaning “onion field”⁣ 🧅🌾⁣⁣⁣⁣
• @artinstitutechi is the second largest art museum in America – just behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC⁣ 🦁🖼⁣⁣⁣⁣
• Route 66 starts at Grant Park⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
• The Corn Cob Towers (#marinacity) is featured on a Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album cover ⁣⁣🌽🌽⁣
• Home of the unwritten rule of #ChicagoDibs—the practice of shoveling out a parking spot and then "saving" it with something like a lawn chair, laundry basket, or some other decorative piece of trash⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🗑
• I can eat 312 Chicago dogs and pieces of deep dish pizza*⁣⁣ 🌭🍕
I’ve called this place home for 10 years now 😱 Come visit when all of this—gestures broadly at everything—is over!** 💛 ⁣⁣⁣⁣
*No, I can’t⁣⁣
**disclaimer: only valid in Chicago summers 🌞

Mick Champayne 🍾
Both sides of me are evenly odd ✨🍑💨✨

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