On Chicago’s Southside, three men stand at a paint table cranking out the day’s order- 175 supermarket signs in the city’s signature colors: Red, blue, and yellow. Regardless of the painter, each sign is identical in lettering; This can be attributed to a decade of apprenticing under Robert Petrizo, creator of the one of a kind block supermarket type. Despite an overrun in technology and its cheaper and quicker ways, these hand-painted butcher paper signs can still be seen exclusively throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods.
We sought out these sign painters to create two pieces that are representative of our #CREW, #CITY, and the #CHICAGOMARATHON. Above is the first, which pays homage to a detail that is present in all 29 neighborhoods along Chicago’s 26.2 mile route- The SUPERMARKET SIGN.
Shirt and one of a kind hand-painted sign will be available for pre-order on 8/7.
#3RUN2 #CHICAGORUNNING by 3run2 http://bit.ly/164rg3J
So excited to be cheering at the marathon again this year. I will be armed with my RDC cowbell :)