Saturday, September 01, 2007

All dressed up....

Most of you probably remember Cows on Parade in Chicago some years back. Many other U.S. cities took this idea and adapted it to their own cities. Thus creating a vehicle for local organizations and businesses to engage with the city and its people. Toronto had moose, Cleveland had guitars, and one of the southern meccas even had pigs.

Well, Chicago has come up with a new gig for this summer - body forms. That's right...deocrated and themed by or on behalf of businesses, organizations, actual dress designers, universities, and more.

Why did this catch my eye? Take a close look at "Cultivating Knowledge" installed by Loyola University-Chicago. Now if that doesn't give you some creative ideas for a window display, a store-sponsored contest, or some other crazy event...I'm not sure what will!

In case you cannot see the details, she has a small rake in her backpack and the dress is made of books...textbooks to be precise.

As they say, inspiration often comes from the most unexpected places.

Tony Ellis, CAE

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