We’re working on a profile of Chicago creative collaborative The Post Family for an upcoming issue. These guys totally rock. Poking around their online store, I fell in love with the gold Medal of Awesomeness and ordered it. The medal is really a 2 inch button made from paper scraps. It will make a nice little birthday present for a certain favorite person of mine. You’ll get to read all about what makes The Post Family work in the May issue of HOW. In the meantime here are some details:

The Post Family began with seven guys living in Chicago who liked to
make art. Chad, Davey, David, Alex, Scott, Rod & Sam were all
looking for a place where they could get away from their 9-5’s and be
creative by themselves, for themselves. Lucky for them (and us) they
found each other and then found their first studio space.

there, the Family opened up the creative process further by sharing
what inspired them and the work that came out of it through their
design-oriented blog. The process of sharing expanded even more with
the opening of The Family Room Gallery as the Family realized that as
much as they loved making art, and talking about art, they also wanted
to share it with others. The Gallery hosts semi-monthly exhibitions
ranging from formal viewings of painting, collage, photography and
prints in a traditional gallery setting to interactive art events
including art making parties and potlucks. All of these are frequently
accompanied by live music.

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