Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2011 Chicago Fringe Poster Design Unveiled!

When the Lake Michigan tide was highest, we set off in a rickety boat, our design contest submissions in hand. After hours of rowing, we threw overboard an offering of Chicago dogs, deep dish pizza, Tamale Guy tamales, Italian beef and Goose Island beer, drawing the oracle of ChiFringe to the surface, where in its infinite wisdom it chose our winner.

Okay, not really, but that would have been easier than making the decision ourselves. We received an abundance of amazing designs from around the world that had us reeling with awe and delight. The diversity of designs was a real manifestation of Fringe spirit.

Thank you to everyone who submitted. And congratulations to our winner, Alex Cruz, and runners-up Jonathan Blackburn, Simon Hatter, Clare Rosean and Ching Yu Wong. Check out the runner-up designs and a short bio of our winner on the website!


  1. This is great! Anyone has the chance to show their craft in poster designing.

  2. Congratulations to Alex Cruz!!! This is a great accomplishment your art is everywhere and might I add that it's brilliant, "ON THE MAP UNDER THE RADAR". The fusion of Chicago, Pilsen, the Latin soul and forward movement.
    I caught it on a train ride to the city.
    BLUE LINE...