ErrolGraphics Architectural Prints

                                                                    Chicago Bascule Bridges Print

Bascule Bridges of Chicago

Our most popular print, this archictectural graphic depicts line drawings of all the counterweighted or "Bascule" bridges that cross the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, from the one at Lake Shore Drive to the far south end of Wacker Drive. The river runs East/West until it gets to Wolf Point (roughly Wacker and Orleans) and then branches North/South. Wacker drive follows the river and you have numerous places to cross it on these bridges. No two are exactly alike.

Print size is 17 x 40 overall, with the image size 11 1/4" x 33 3/4" and it is printed on a heavy, off-white stock. 

We also offer it fully framed in a time-tested mat and frame design that truly shows it off to its best advantage. The framed print is matted with a double mat, 8 ply Soft White over Brick Red with a V-groove surrounding the opening of the mat 1" out. Glass is True-Vu Conservation Clear 99% u/v protective glass. The frame is a very architectural Nielsen 97-156 Florentine Etched Gray metal profile, which picks up a lot of the bridge tones in the print. The print has been mounted on acid-free board to protect it and keep it flat. You will receive it ready-to-hang, with picture hooks. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A $25 PACKING CHARGE FOR FRAMED ART. WE WANT YOU TO RECEIVE IT IN PERFECT SHAPE AND WE HAVE TO PACK THE HECK OUT OF IT TO KEEP UPS FROM BREAKING THE GLASS. 

Below are some detail photos of a framed copy of this print:

Bascule Bridges Print framed-Full image Framed Bascule Bridges v-groove detailBascule Bridges Print detailBascule Bridges print closeup

Item Dimensions Price Quantity
EG1 Chicago Bascule Bridges print unframed 17 x 40    $30.00
Item Frame Size Price Quantity
EG1F Chicago Bascule Bridges print fully framed NOTE: A $25 PACKING CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO THE TOTAL WHEN ORDER IS PROCESSED AT OUR SHOP. 17 x 40    $299.00

                                                      Michigan Ave. Bridge print unframed

Michigan Avenue Bridge, Chicago

Built across the Chicago River and opened for use May 14, 1920, The Michigan Avenue bridge (also a bascule bridge) links the historic stretch of Michigan Avenue south of the river with the "Magnificent Mile" north of the river. On the south side of the bridge, the original Fort Dearborn (Chicago's first permanent settlement) stood. On the north side and immediately east of the bridge stood the first settler's trading post, Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a trader from the Carribean (and a man of color). Subsequently, the property was sold after du Sable fled Chicago after being threatened by another trader. Ultimately, it was bought by one of Chicago's first mayors and he erected his home on that site. The whole area, north and south of the bridge's focal point oozes local history. At each end of the bridge is a stone frieze that depicts some historical event from the 19th century, including the Fort Dearborn Massacre by local native americans.

The print is 26 x 13 overall, with the image 10 1/2 x 23 1/2" and is available unframed or framed.  The framed print has a double mat, with the top mat being a lighter tint of the tan background and the bottom mat showing a 3/16" slice of the blue/green water color all around the mat opening. The frame is a Nielsen metal that really makes the whole composition pop.

Item Dimensions Price Quantity
EG2 Michigan Ave. Bridge unframed 26 x 13    $28
Item Frame Size Price Quantity
EG2F Michigan Ave. Bridge Print Framed NOTE: A $25 PACKING CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO THE TOTAL WHEN ORDER IS PROCESSED AT OUR SHOP. 26 x 13    $175.00

                                                           The American Skyscraper

The American Skyscraper

This print is a collage of illustrations showing the amazing variety of skyscrapers that form the skyline of our major American cities. A number of them are from Chicago, where the skyscraper was invented and where some of the USA's most iconic buildings are located, such as the Sear's (Willis) Tower, The John Hancock Building, Marina City and the newest addition, Trump Tower. 

The print's size is 35 1/2 x 13" overall, with the printed area being 33 1/2 x 11". Offered unframed only.

Item Dimensions Price Quantity
EG3 American Skyscrapers Architectural Collage print 35 1/2 x 13    $30

                             

                                                                   Chicago Architectural Collage Illus.

This small architectural collage illustrates the best of Chicago's inventory of skyscrapers. Overall print is 13 x 17, with the image being 8 x 11 in size. When I look at this, I am still amazed at how far we have come, architecturally, in a little over 100 years. Offered unframed only.

Item Dimensions Price Quantity
EG4 Chicago Skyscraper Architectural Collage print 13 x 17    $22.00

 

 

                                                              Expose Yourself to Art print

What does this poster have to do with Chicago? Nothing, really. But it speaks volumes about how we, as a society, could learn a lot about interacting with art, letting down our hair, opening up to new ideas and letting it all hang out (rhetorically speaking, of course). I wonder if Mayor Emmanuel would consider a shot like this with our Picasso statue?

The bearded flasher is former Portland, Oregon, mayor Bud Clark. The statue is by Norman J. Taylor, titled "Kvinneakt", which is Norwegian for "Nude Woman." This print was made 25 years ago and has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. It has been used extensively for fund raising  as well. If you wish to obtain a large number of these for a fund raiser, contact us and we'll get you a reduced rate for a large number of prints. 

We keep it framed and in our front window next to the door. It never fails to produce incredulous looks, a guffaw or someone whipping out their camera phone to sneak a photo without permission. Print size is 18 x 24 and comes only in black and white.

Item Dimensions Price Quantity
EG5 Expose Yourself To Art print unframed. 18 x 24    $15.00