You know those Chicago posters that use typography to show all of our city’s different neighborhoods? They were designed five years ago by a company called Ork Posters and quickly became iconic. Since then, Ork Posters has been busy working on graphic images of other cities along the same vein (they’ve done London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and tons more). But last week, the company set off on a new venture and opened up a shop on the north side called Neighborly (2003 W. Montrose Ave., 773-857-1512). It’s filled with home goods (stuff for your kitchen and office, artwork for walls, and more) and has a mid-century modern vibe. The owners wanted everything they sell to be beautiful, functional, and, when possible, made by artisans from around the Midwest. Inventory will change but keep an eye out for illustrations by Katie Vernon, tableware by Circa Ceramics, and furniture from 900 Blok.
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