For those of us who curate, Instagram is a lot of fun. We recently took a deep dive to get excited about some of our favorite Chicago-based artists with a solid presence on Instagram, and who are dedicated to their craft. Illustrators, tattooers, designers, and more.
We promise that you’ll enjoy getting to know each of the dope artists on this list, and recommend them to anyone who will listen. Uplifting local artists is easy to do, and you can start today. Give them a follow, check out their work and any events that they may do, and maybe even buy a great book or a new print for your wall.
Enjoy this list, there’s a lot of good stuff you won’t want to miss!
Kevin Coval – @kevincoval
Founder of Louder Than A Bomb, a poet, an organizer, and a creative beacon for our city, Kevin is proof that hustle & vision are great assets. His feed gives a glimpse into all the cool stuff happening throughout Chicago.
Michelle Wanhala – @mwanhala
Modern, bold & playfully Picassoesque. Mix that with a street sensibility and a tattooers sense of design. She, in fact, is a tattoo artist as well and works out of Pioneer Tattoo (@pioneertattoo).
Jordan Wesolek – @jordan.wesolek
A black and white design sensibility that yields really clean, composed, self-contained worlds that feel perfectly proportioned.
Zissou Tassef-Elenkoff – @fugscreens
A longtime printer in the Chicago scene creating gig posters & art prints for bands, brands, events, and more, Zissou works relentlessly and is always featuring great in-process pics for his latest releases.
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