It’s hard to walk a block in this city without seeing one of SOLVE’s eponymous stickers. And that’s not all SOLVE did — there are other stickers, paste-ups, boards, prints tucked into newspaper boxes. I never met the man, but I’m a fan of his work.

I only learned SOLVE’s real name this weekend, in the most horrible possible way. Brendan Scanlon was murdered Friday night in Logan Square. Chicago is poorer for this loss.

A suspect has been charged with the murder.

  • Gapers Block article on Chicago street art from last May, including SOLVE
  • SOLVE’s Flickr stream
  • Chicago Tribune on the murder
  • Memorial at Grand and Milwaukee
  • Chicago Street Art Flickr group discussion
  • (Links via Gapers Block, Upset Magazine, Chicagoist. Photo by josephp )

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