Cape Horn Illustration Giveaway

Do you like architecture, beer bars, your childhood home or Lake Michigan?  If so, you’ll be interested in this blog’s inaugural giveaway! If not… I’m so sorry.

 Cape Horn Two FlatThe Chicago Two-Flats by Cape Horn Illustration

As I mentioned yesterday, our Apartment Therapy tour offered a glimpse of some new artwork we have hanging in our hallway:

Taxonomy of Local HomesPhoto by Carolyn Purnell

I discovered Cape Horn Illustration several months ago when Jarrod forwarded me a link to this illustration in Center Square Journal.  Jarrod’s batting average on daily email forwards is 0.04 (that’s bad, right? I don’t know anything about baseball) but he scored a touchdown hit a home run with this one.  I love that it’s not just Chicago architecture, but architecture specific to our particular neighborhood: Lincoln Square / Ravenwood, where Phil Thompson and Katie Lauffenburger (the married team behind Cape Horn Illustration) are also based.

Taxonomy of Local Homes

Much of their work celebrates Chicago heritage and culture, from residential architecture, to beer bars, to the city’s industrial history.  I reached out to Phil prior to the publication of the tour to give him a head’s up that I would be linking to their website in the resources section of my Apartment Therapy tour.  We exchanged an excited series of emails, resulting in my first-ever giveaway.

Neither Cape Horn Illustration nor Marti “Project” Palermo were paid or perked for this partnership – I simply wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to promote such talented local artists and to thank readers of this blog. Phil and Katie are generously donating the unframed print and I will cover the cost of shipping.

To enter the giveaway: click on over to Cape Horn Illustration’s website to check out their work. Then, return to this post and leave a comment with the title of the print you’d like to win. Jarrod’s favorite is the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor.  My friends Emily & Pete love the Chicago Beer Map, as they hit all of these places on an average Tuesday.

Chicago Beer Bars

You can choose:

  • Lakefront Currents
  • Ravenswood Industrial Corridor
  • Siblings: The Chicago Two-Flats
  • Chicago Beer Map
  • Taxonomy of Local Homes

On Friday, September 6th I’ll randomly select a commenter to win the print of his/her choosing.  Let me know if you have any questions!

P.S. In high school I hired a talented friend to do a portrait of our home as a gift for my mother.  She loved it and it’s been displayed on her bookcase ever since.  Now you too can be as thoughtful a gift-giver as I once was: Cape Horn Illustration offers portraits of current homes, childhood homes and storefront facades. Each work results in an original, signed pen & ink portrait. Pricing depends on size and complexity, but standard home portraiture starts at $130 (which seems really reasonable to me for custom, original artwork).  As a favor to Project Palermo readers, they are happy to offer 10% off a commissioned portrait. Just mention this blog when you contact Phil and Katie. Thanks!

30 thoughts on “Cape Horn Illustration Giveaway

  1. Found you via Apartment Therapy and was thrilled to find a fellow Chicago renter! I live in Noble Square and am moving this weekend to Ukie Village. Went through your blog yesterday and got some great inspiration to use in my new place.

    I love the Lakefront Currents print, especially because my boyfriend, who loves boating and is obsessed with the lake, would love the print too! Thanks!

  2. I absolutely love the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor. I have walked up and down that stretch countless times, as one of my best friends worked there for two years. I can’t count the number of cigarettes, clandestine nighttime beers (on his late shift), conversations, lunches, and intoxicated arguments about women in comedy I’ve had on this stretch. We were always looking for a picture of the Deacon Tower, but could never find one that was perfect! This is so great.

    Dammit, but I also love the Best Beer Bars … because like your pals, I am at them almost constantly.

  3. What a cool giveaway and such talented artists! I’ve loved reading your blog for a while, so here I am, delurking.

    The Chicago Two-Flats is stunning, and I’d love to have a copy for my own apartment!

  4. I saw this print in your AT house tour and wondered about the artist! I’d love the Lakefront Currents print of the Chicago shoreline!!

  5. Uh uh! Chicago Beer Map would look awesome in my kitchen! I love your blog and love the AT atricle.

    Luis – Grinnell ’07

  6. Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing these illustrations. I love them, and I’d love to have the siblings one.

  7. Marti, congrats again on AT! It turned out SO well, and I’m very happy for you! I’d like to throw my hat in the ring for the Chicago Two Flats print, since it is absolutely gorgeous, and I am in the market for gorgeous things to hang in my Chicago Three Flat (is that the right way to say that?). Also, thanks for introducing me to Cape Horn – I am drooling over his wedding invitations!

  8. They are all great, but after much debate, I think my favorite is Siblings: The Chicago Two-Flat. My very first Chicago apartment was one of several siblings on the same street.

  9. Found your blog through the AT post – as a fellow Chicago renter, a lot of your DIY fixes are really useful! I also wondered about the print from the tour and am glad for the link – I’ve got my eye on the Siblings print!

  10. I love your home & I noticed the art immediately! We live in baltimore & many of the home styles are similar. My family is originally from the chicago area so I am predisposed to love 100 year old homes! I would pick Taxonomyof Location Homes.

    I love your home. It’s like the idea palate for minimalist me. gorgeous!

  11. My favorite is the Two-Flat piece, the detail is just amazing. Glad to have found you through AT, just went back through most of your archives and enjoyed myself immensely.

  12. I love them all, but I’m crazy about Chicago Siblings. I love the simple premise, and how instantly recognizable the houses are as symbols of Chicago. I dream of having a two-flat of my own, and hanging this inside.

  13. Beautiful blog and beautiful prints! I would love the Chicago Siblings Two Flat print if I am selected! I moving to Uptown next week and I will definitely be using your blog as inspiration in decorating/improving the place. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  14. Just moved to Lincoln Square in the spring and my husband and I are in exploration mode. We’d love the Ravenswood corridor print! Thanks for bringing Cape Horn Illustration to our attention!!

    Also, your home tour on AT was awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi, I just found my way here from plans. I’ve been in Colombia for over a year, so the beer map and two-flat pictures are like being hit by a freight train with a cargo of nostalgia. It’s all so familiar. If I’m lucky enough to win, I’d really like the Lakefront Currents print. Wonderful prints, all of them.

  16. would love the Chicago lakefronts! enjoyed seeing your place on apartment therapy. we live in Chicago and it’s always great to see local places featured.

  17. I love the “Siblings: The Chicago Two Flats”!!! It’s my birthday, please! Nah, I’m just kidding. But seriously tho, I would love to win this. <3

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