The Announcement

Submitted by Jason Watts

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Client: Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $6,000

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Ryan Warsing

Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce

Industry Resource

Andrew Mc Clellan

Heart and Bone Signs

Artist

Jason Watts

Overview

“The Announcement” is a new mural for the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago. The mural references the past and the future of the neighborhood, as well as specific iconic buildings and the fountain. The silhouette figure represents a jazz singer, and she is seen as announcing a new chapter for the neighborhood.

Goals

The goal for the Lincoln Square neighborhood was one of beautification, and telling the local story of the area. The hope was to create an iconic statement, and instagrammable backdrop for the local residents and visitors.

Process

My initial design was slightly different, with the silhouetted character, but I was able to work with the Chamber of Commerce on several design tweaks. The final layout was able to highlight specific buildings such as the Dank Haus, which is important and recognizable in the neighborhood, as well as the Lincoln Square fountain.