chicago has a great lake
This iconic design was created by John Massey for Container Corporation of America in 1966. The design was part of the Chicago Cultural Communication Project, the aim of which was "to provide the city of Chicago with a consistent series of brilliant and unusual posters calling attention to the many cultural and recreational facilities available to its population..." Featuring the abstract geometry of two sailboats under the sun and amidst the breadth of Lake Michigan, the design combines high modernism with a dry wit in a glorious white and blue. Brilliant indeed.
In collaboration with Mr. Massey, flatmade is releasing the print in a numbered edition of 100. The posters were printed by Montreal’s Communications Imprimées Bellemare, a leader in silkscreen printing. These prints are large and gorgeous. Here is your chance to own a piece of history.
- Limited-edition, exclusive to flatmade
- Hand-printed serigraph (silkscreen)
- Printed on heavyweight archival paper
- Dimensions: 35 x 50 inches
About the designer
John Massey (born 1931) is the designer’s designer. Mr. Massey served
as Director of Design, Advertising and Public Relations for Container Corporation of America from 1964 to 1983. Mr. Massey once declared that: "A graphic design must satisfy the problem it was conceived and planned to solve, but it can achieve a life of its own, transcending the assignment. This autonomous life is achieved because the creator imbues it with a spirit." His spirited designs may be found in the Smithsonian Institution,
the Museum of Modern Art as well as collections around the globe.