Sir Charles (aka Life of a Busy Dad)
Letters to Chicago.
Risograph printing by Flatlands Press, Chicago, IL; Letterpress by is PRESS, Denver, CO; New York: Almighty & Insane Books
I met graffiti writer Sir Charles (aka "Life of a Busy Dad") at the 2019 New York Art Book Fair, and instantly connected with his work. Letters to Chicago combines gang lettering with archival images of the city's lost landscapes—Cabrini Green, the Near North Side, and Blue Island Avenue, among others—in a meditation on "urban renewal." Sourced from Chicago Public Library's Special Collections, the haunting black-and-white images showcase the human side, and toll, of "revitalization" projects.
From the collection of Diane Dias De Fazio