TitleCreative Chicago
ArtistHans Ulbrich  Obrist+ Alison Cuddy
DesignerJames Goggin, Practise
Colour gradingColour & Books
SeparationsColour & Books
Press checksColour & Books
PublisherTerra Foundation
PrinterWilco Art Books
BinderEpping Boekbinders
PaperMunken Print
ReproductionCMYK (LED-UV)


The Book

"Creative Chicago: An interview Marathon was a beautifully expansive answer - or at least the beginning of one - to a question once posed by the creator of the longstanding marathon project, Hans Ulbrich Obrist: 'What would a city made and run by artists look like?' "

This book is based on a concept thought of by Hans Ulbrich Obrist which is a five hour series of conversations with artists, authors, architects and others representing Chicago's diverse creative community. The event took place during the Chicago Humanities Festival and the interviews were conducted by Obrist himself on a stage designed by artist Barbara Kasten. This was his fist interview marathon in the USA and took a multidimensional, multidisciplinary look at creativity in the city, past, present and future. Through the wide ranging series of dialogues, Creative Chicago explored the many artistic and institutional forces that have made and continue to make Chicago a creative powerhouse.



The Process

In Creative Chicago the setting for the interviews is a constant with a very distinctive back ground. The back ground is light emitting and casts various colours of light over the scene. This had an important influence on skin tones, which had to be neutralised to a level where people on stage more or less look 'normal'. The appearance of the colours in the back drop had to be controlled too. These should be a constant throughout the book.

And then there are many reproductions of works by the artists being interviewed. All of these images should be treated to look fresh and be open to the observer.