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Chicago Gang Business Cards

So here’s something that happened. Back in the 70’s and early 80’s, Chicago gang members had their own business cards. Created using clip art on a low budget, they’re kind of a riot — many feature heavy metal, unicorns, axes, and other stuff generally considered “awesome” by teens in of the era. Some are overtly racist, homophobic, xenophobic, or otherwise disturbing — but fewer than you’d think. Check out Chicago’s Lesser Known Arts History Lesson or OG Art Gallery for more, but here’s a taste:

Chicago Gang Business Cards

Tons more are here; they’re also mirrored on Flickr.

(Via Boing Boing.)

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February 10th, 2010

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Stranger to the World

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