I (Star) Chi

I (Star) Chi

Naz Hamid and Andrew Huff (also of Gapers Block) bring us this t-shirt design that’s so simple and perfect that it a) makes me slap my head that I didn’t think of it first and b) makes me pull out my credit card instantly.

(I do wonder a little why they’re using a slightly different star than the one from the flag.) (My bad eyesight is corrected in the comments.)

4 Comments so far

  1. Gino (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    I like Upsilon. And chi is very important when you practice tai chi with the Chinatown seniors.


  2. Andrew (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

    There are three typical representations of the Chicago flag: the incorrect one with “Stars of Davids;” one with slightly more angled points, as on the Chicago Public Library’s awful depiction; and the one we chose, which has strongly angled points. We did round the tips a little, just for aesthetics, but otherwise it’s a pretty standard Chicago star. (It’s in fact the same one we use in the Gapers Block logo, it just looks different because of the scale.)


  3. Andrew (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 2:44 pm

    (Oh, and thanks!)


  4. Fuzzy (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 2:46 pm

    And, in fact, when I look closely at a Chicago flag I see that you’re totally correct. I guess I’m mainly thinking of the police arm-patch flag where, perhaps, the limitations of embroidery make for a fatter star.



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