Living in the city means public transportation. Yes, we brought a car with us to Chicago, but it remains parked on our street unless we go all out at Trader Joe's, or venture outside the city. At first, I was quite nervous about riding the train and figuring out the CTA system. Now, I can easily hop on a train knowing which line (in Chicago, there are different colored lines that will take you in different directions) I need to take in order to get where I'm going. I actually like taking the train -- is that strange? It's so easy, and let's face it... it's great for people-watching.
When I saw this print, I had to have it. At first glance, it looks like a simple line drawing of the CTA system. When you look closer, each line is made from the names of the stops along each line -- how neat!
As soon as it arrives, I'll be framing it and hanging it in our new home. Good news -- if you don't live in Chicago, there's no need to fret. Fadeout Design has created prints in the same fashion for Boston, NYC, London, DC, and San Fran.