Art exhibits are more easily observable when they are outside. Such is the case with banners, billboards and posters. Automobile drivers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and truck drivers can admire this outdoor, Chicago art without parking, locking their bicycles on fences or sitting on fire hydrants.
Although websites have banners, many Chicago streets have banners in portrait orientation; their length is longer than their width. These banners are cloth, and they hang from light poles. These banner types advertise communities or events, and they display scenes and/or fancy text on the cloth.
Billboards are usually huge commercials. Chicago’s billboards are usually at least 12 feet (wide) x eight feet (high). This commercialism style art can be downtown or in the suburbs. Billboards that are observable from Chicago’s expressways usually have lighting so that drivers can see them from at least ¼ mile distant.
Posters are medium size commercials. In Chicago, posters that advertise movies and television shows are in the glass at bus stop kiosks, and in special frames at commuter train stations. These posters are usually four feet (high) x four feet (width).
The following list of outdoor, Chicago art is throughout Chicago. Some of the posters that are still on display (as of the date of this article) advertise a movie or television show that has already premiered. Many people will be familiar with some of the products advertised in some of these posters.