Release of Original Pen & Ink Drawings

Release of Original Pen & Ink Drawings

Release of some original pen and ink drawings.

Illustrated ceramics collection, featuring Chicago architecture

Here is a look at some of our recently released ceramics collection. Our bungalow snack plates:

Our handmade ceramic plates are crafted from white stoneware, finished with a matte blue-gray glaze, and feature Phil’s pen and ink drawings. 

Perfect for fans of classic Chicago bungalows, these plates are great for snacks, desserts, or simply for decoration.

  • Approximate size is 5.75” wide by 1" tall.
  • Dishwasher safe. Oven and microwave use is not recommended.
  • Because these are handmade, sizes and surfaces will vary slightly. 

Go here for more details and to purchase.

Portraits of the Home in Pen & Ink

Portraits of the Home in Pen & Ink

Here's a selection of some of the pen and ink portraits I've done in recent years. Many of them are in Chicago/the Chicagoland area. What I love is looking back on the homes and remembering some of the personal or specific building details requested: a cat in the window, a potted plant, a brick detail. For many, it wou

Downtown Architectural Styles of Chicago

Because the neighborhood-focused "Home Styles of Chicago" needed a companion piece: This new print celebrate the variety of classic Chicago architectural styles that you can see in and around the loop. These buildings are representative of certain styles, some of which first flourished in Chicago itself. The first skyscrapers of the "Chicago School," the soaring and organic Sullivan-designed (or mimicked) buildings, the Mies-made modernist highrises.

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chicago downtown architecture drawing

 

Process: From brick and mortar to pen and ink

This is a bungalow in Mayfair, a neighborhood bordering Albany Park and rich in bungalows. I thought this home was cool because of its Spanish tile roof and dormers. I also thought it was interesting in that the home has its entrance on its broad side. Generally, Chicago bungalows have their front doors on their narrow side--which is part of what makes the Midwestern bungalows unique and distinct from the much broader California bungalows, for one. Enjoy. 

This was made by talented videographer, Jack Brandtman, who has a series of fantastic Chicago-themed videos on his Youtube channel . This is part of his series on Chicago makers. Go support him by watching and subscribing!

A Year of Homes: 2016

Here's a look back at a selection of the homes and buildings I drew this past year. It was a great year. Wishing you all the success and happiness you wish for in 2017. 

Here's the link to a vertical scrolling page of home portraits

Two-flats of Chicago: Variations on a Theme

Do you love Two-Flats? You can have a print of my FAVORITE two-flats in your home (or give the gift of a print to the two-flat lovers in your life)! 

Buy the Chicago Two-flat print here or click the image below!

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