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...

The Chicago River

The Chicago River carves the city like a canyon, it's got moods, it turns blue, teal, sometimes bright green, it's been around longer than the city. It's a natural beauty...


Here's the answer key to the Chicago landmarks contest we posted on Twitter.
March 31, 2020 — Phil Thompson
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

Welcome to Crest Ridge Country Land Reserve

I couldn't resist making an illustrated "sampler" of some of the worst of suburban architecture (w/ inspiration from @mcmansionhell). — Cape_Horn_Illustration (@Cape_Horn_CHI) February 6, 2020 I thought it would...
February 06, 2020 — Phil Thompson

Some places you can find me this year

Here are the shows I did in 2019. If you stopped by, thank you. See you in 2020. Renegade Craft Fair (Holiday!) - Dec 7-8 at Bridgeport Art CenterDetails. One...
October 03, 2019 — Bench Bookkeeping

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...

Shops that carry Cape Horn Illustration prints!

Here's a selection of the great shops that carry our work! If you're looking for something specific, it's best to call ahead to see. They carry varying selections of our...
August 01, 2019 — Bench Bookkeeping
Historic Stadiums and Ballparks of Chicago

Historic Stadiums and Ballparks of Chicago

All about the ballparks + stadiums of Chicago, past and present!

New! Chicago Stadiums Series!

This is my latest series: the stadiums of Chicago. This project was right at the intersection of my love for architecture, history, and Chicago tradition. These hometown teams go back...
April 15, 2019 — Phillip Thompson
A Selection of some the Coolest Chicago Maps

A Selection of some the Coolest Chicago Maps

Here's a collection of some of my favorite maps of Chicago, from the historical to contemporary takes. I love the way the city formed. The city in its current form...

Photos of Craft Fair Booth Set-up

A few shots of our booth set-up. [we re-branded to Wonder City Studio in 2021]