vintage l.a

The Scarecrow and Tin Man from the first stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, 1902, Chicago.

L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz while living in Chicago. As the story goes, while working at the Evening Post across from the Art Institute, Baum was inspired by the statues he saw on Michigan Ave to create the Cowardly Lion.

my entry for Posterspy.com’s Kong: Skull Island poster contest that I’ve been working on for the past while. was going for a retro-vintage 70s-style movie poster look for it

i also must reiterate that KSI is a heck of a kaiju flick and is a must see

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A northbound L train passes a Standard Oil gas station at Glenwood and Pratt in Rogers Park in 1963.

Chicago

Photo by Lou Gerard