What is love if not the right to gently poke fun at the object of your affection, be it a boyfriend, relative, or cherished city neighborhood? It’s clear that Jeni Brendemuehl, Lauren Schroer, and RC Jones have a great fondness for Chicago. They just choose to express that love with Slightly Insulting Chicago Posters like this one:
RedEye Chicago’s Leonor Vivanco relates:
Who isn’t annoyed when tourists take over the Loop’s sidewalks walking six people wide? Who hasn’t been to a Cubs game where fans are trashed and stumbling around Wrigleyville, conjuring up flashbacks of a college frat party?
It’s that sort of collective, local, extremely granular knowledge that makes us sometimes kind of hate but ultimately love cities.
And for Chicagoans, the trio behind the posters promises: “Don’t worry. We’ll insult you (and your neighborhood) soon.”