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Flyers can be about Chicago history

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Flyers are in the art, graphic design category. They declare current or future events. It would be interesting to travel back in time to certain Chicago events to design flyers.

Graphic designers use interesting and unusual fonts to declare events’ names, times, locations, and sometimes, participants. Such events may be free or require entry fees. Some unique fonts are Bauhaus 93, Forte and Goudy Stout. These fonts are themselves artistic.

Graphic designers use photos, clip art or illustrations to further interest viewers. Although unusual fonts are interesting, graphic elements are usually more interesting. A giant snowman photo could have been on a flyer declaring the Chicago Snowman Building Contest. (This flyer would have been appropriate for January-February of this year.)

As Commercialism Style art, in Chicago history, there were likely flyers declaring the opening of stores like Goldblatt’s and Kresge. You can be certain that graphic designers who created advertisement flyers for the first Chicago Woolworth store received more than a nickel or dime for payment. (Wal-Mart purchased all American Woolworth stores.)

There were likely flyers declaring the first Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox games. (The Chicago Cubs were originally the Chicago White Stockings/Chicago Colts who in their first game against the St. Louis Unions on April, 29, 1870 won 47-1. The Chicago White Sox won [8-2] their first game against the Cleveland Blues on April 22, 1901.)

Flyers are not as durable as posters; people print them on 20 lb. ink jet, laser or notebook paper. Nowadays, common people with computers and printers create flyers advertising garage sales and declaring rewards for lost pets. In addition, such flyer creators can quickly distribute electronic flyers by attaching them to emails.

Chicago Bears Parade
Chicago Bears Parade © 2014 Vernon Brookins

Chicago Bears Parade

When the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl in 1985, there was a big parade in downtown Chicago. A time-traveling graphic designer may be able to go back into the past to create this flyer.

Chicago White Sox Champions
Chicago White Sox Champions © 2014 Vernon Brookins

Chicago White Sox Champions

The Chicago White Sox won the World Series in 2005. Perhaps, a time-traveling graphic designer would go back into the past to make this flyer.

Picasso Dedication
Picasso Dedication © 2014 Vernon Brookins

Picasso Dedication

Picasso's Untitled Sculpture is on display in Chicago's Daley Plaza. This dedication was on Aug. 15, 1967. Picasso's Cubism Style shocked viewers. (Obviously, Picasso knew about cube roots.)