Block Club Chicago features artist Chris Gorz and the first poster he created, Uptown!

Back in 2011, Gorz, who works in corporate branding for a Fortune 500 company, felt the need to get ink under his fingernails again. He took a screen printing course at Lillstreet Art Center and created an image of the Uptown Post Office for a class project. Almost as an afterthought, Gorz added the word “Uptown” to the design. His classmates went wild for the poster and Gorz sensed he was onto something.

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