20 Chicago Type Photos


As a writer and designer, letters and words are a large part of my life — beyond what we all use in our daily life. I use words to tell a story, to evoke emotion, and to compel an action.

So too do street artists whose work I see throughout the city. I’m fascinated by these letterforms and words I find, there but for a brief moment in time.

I often wonder why people take time to put these words out there. What do they mean to that person? Their art is for all to see, but in a way, I can’t help but feel like I’m intruding on a private moment. Some of these expressions are hurried, some are elaborate; some are silly and seem frivolous, and others are politically motivated. But all give us a glimpse into our culture.

I have hundreds of these type-related ride pics from all over the city. Today, I’m posting a few of my favorites below. Most of these are no longer there, so I’m happy I have these photos.

not-over-her-soozed cheese-matters-soozed mortal-soozed second-chances-soozed Bill-Murray-soozed anti-gravity-soozed bored-soozed 5-cent-soozed yolo-soozed

life-is-good-soozed comfortable-soozed lucky-day-soozed before-i-die-soozed zodiac-soozed heart-soozed greatest-ever-soozed let-it-go-soozed DNEL-soozed avondale-soozed grow-more-soozed

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6 Responses to “ 20 Chicago Type Photos ”

  1. Best Lasik Surgeon on February 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Epic photos!

    • suzanne deveney on March 13, 2014 at 11:26 am

      thank you 🙂

  2. Eric Hutchins on February 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Really great post and pictures (as usual). I LOVE the picture of “at some point there are no are second chances”. W

    • suzanne deveney on March 13, 2014 at 11:27 am

      thanks Eric. sometimes these fleeting images capture something huge that really resonate with us

  3. Daniel Christianson on February 21, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    A glimpse into our culture indeed. I have seen some street art and found myself wondering; ‘just who the hell do I share this planet with?’ LOL.
    These were great pics. I love seeing anything with an uplifting or positive tone in a rural area. and yea I always wonder about the emotion behind the more serious or private type. But like I commented to Darryl’s post just the other day, although this stuff is out there for all to see it really wasn’t meant for everyone but hopefully those that it was meant for will understand everything it stands for. I hope that made sense, I am on cold medicine…
    Thanks for the look at Chicago through your lens-

    • suzanne deveney on March 13, 2014 at 11:28 am

      you’re welcome Daniel. I love riding and finding these. I’m always making my riding mates stop while I shoot; often they have never even seen what I have until we circle around 🙂


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