Chicago has a Great Lake Poster




This iconic design was created by John Massey for Container Corporation of America in 1966. The design was part of the Chicago Cultural Communication Project, the aim of which was "to provide the city of Chicago with a consistent series of brilliant and unusual posters calling attention to the many cultural and recreational facilities available to its population..." Featuring the abstract geometry of two sailboats under the sun and amidst the breadth of Lake Michigan, the design combines high modernism with a dry wit in a glorious white and blue.