Art Posters by Chris Ware

The Newest Chris Ware Poster



In honor of the New Home for History Chris Ware created a new poster for the Historical Society. 







It debuted at "Raise the Roof" on November 19, 2015.







19 x 26" Poster -- $30 each/ $50 for two/$75 for three
 












(Click for Chris Ware's poster key)

Oak Park resident Chris Ware, a noted artist and cartoonist, has created two original works of art to benefit The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. 

Ware, who created the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and cover art for The New Yorker, has created separate but interconnected posters featuring a Prairie-style home located in each of the villages of Oak Park and River Forest.



According to Chris, "The 'concept' of the posters was to use the size and shape of the shared "O" in each logo as a sort of portal to another time around an architectural landmark specific to each town--a nod to my cartoonist friend Richard McGuire, who's been working on a book along these lines long before that "Dear Photograph" site ever came into being.  “I hope you think this somehow slightly reflects the spirit and mission of a Historical Society -- which is, I think, to help people see things both as they are and as they were, since that's of course what allows people to empathize with others and (hopefully) what gives life meaning.”

Here’s more about the artist’s vision for the posters: “If it's not immediately clear, there are some non-explicit historical details in the images, like Purcell and Elmslie in front of Purcell's house in River Forest, Ernest Hemingway catching a football as a 'tween in front of John Farson's car, someone reading "For Whom the Bell Tolls," Frank Lloyd Wright on the second floor porch of the Heurtley [house] in the 1940s, Philander Barclay, Bowman's Dairy as well as other historic people and events.”

Chris Ware has just published a new book Building Stories, which is available at area bookstores.   It features the life stories of the inhabitants of a building.

The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest is proud to offer you the opportunity to own this unique artwork by Chris Ware, renowned graphic novelist and one of Oak Park's own





Poster Pricing (place online orders below)

19 x 26" Poster -- $30 each/ $50 for two/$75 for three



19 x 26” Limited and signed edition --  $125 each/$225 for both



24 x 33.6" Giclee printing on 100% acid free White Hahnemuhle Paper Signed -- $300 each/ $550 for both



NOTE:  Tax is included in the prices listed above.  $5.00 for postage and handling will be added to each order of up to two posters when shipped within the United States.  That charge will be added when a credit card is processed.  For large quantity orders or for orders for shipment outside the United States, we will contact you with details on shipping costs.

1. Oak Park Poster by Chris Ware - $30

1. Oak Park Poster by Chris Ware - $30

19" x 26" poster of Oak Park by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
2. River Forest Poster by Chris Ware - $30

2. River Forest Poster by Chris Ware - $30

19" x 26" poster of River Forest by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
3. Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware - $30

3. Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware - $30

19" x 26" poster of the New Home for History by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware. The third poster created for the Historical Society.
 
4. Oak Park & River Forest Posters by Chris Ware - $50

4. Oak Park & River Forest Posters by Chris Ware - $50

Two 19" x 26" posters of Oak Park and River Forest by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
5. Oak Park & Historical Society by Chris Ware - $50

5. Oak Park & Historical Society by Chris Ware - $50

A pair of 19" x 26" posters of Oak Park and OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
6. River Forest & Historical Society by Chris Ware - $50

6. River Forest & Historical Society by Chris Ware - $50

A pair of 19" x 26" posters of River Forest and OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
7. Oak Park, River Forest & the Historical Society by Chris Ware - $75

7. Oak Park, River Forest & the Historical Society by Chris Ware - $75

Three 19" x 26" posters of Oak Park, River Forest and the Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
8. Oak Park Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $125

8. Oak Park Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $125

Signed, limited edition 19" x 26" poster of Oak Park by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
9. River Forest Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $125

9. River Forest Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $125

Signed, limited edition 19" x 26" poster of River Forest by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
10. Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $125

10. Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $125

Signed, limited edition 19" x 26" poster of the OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
11. Oak Park & River Forest Posters by Chris Ware, Signed Limited Editions - $225

11. Oak Park & River Forest Posters by Chris Ware, Signed Limited Editions - $225

Two Signed, Limited Edition 19" x 26" posters of Oak Park and River Forest by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
12. Oak Park & Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $225

12. Oak Park & Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $225

A pair of signed, limited edition 19" x 26" posters of Oak Park and the OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
13. River Forest & Historical Society by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $225

13. River Forest & Historical Society by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $225

A pair of signed, limited edition 19" x 26" posters of River Forest and the OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
14. Oak Park, River Forest, & Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $340

14. Oak Park, River Forest, & Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Limited Edition - $340

Three signed, limited edition 19" x 26" posters of Oak Park, River Forest, and OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware.
 
15. Oak Park Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition Print - $300

15. Oak Park Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition Print - $300

Signed, special edition 24" x 33.6" poster of Oak Park by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware. High quality Giclee print on 100% acid free paper.
 
16. River Forest Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition Print - $300

16. River Forest Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition Print - $300

Signed, special edition 24" x 33.6" poster of River Forest by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware. High quality Giclee print on 100% acid free paper.
 
17. Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition - $300

17. Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition - $300

Signed, special edition 24" x 33.6" poster of the OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware. High quality Giclee print on 100% acid free paper.
 
18. Oak Park & River Forest Posters by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition Prints - $550

18. Oak Park & River Forest Posters by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition Prints - $550

Two signed, special edition 24" x 33.6" posters of Oak Park and River Forest by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware. High quality Giclee print on 100% acid free paper.
 
19. Oak Park & Historical Society Posters by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition - $550

19. Oak Park & Historical Society Posters by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition - $550

A pair of signed, special edition 24" x 33.6" posters of Oak Park and the OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware. High quality Giclee print on 100% acid free paper.
 
20. River Forest & Historical Society Posters by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition - $550

20. River Forest & Historical Society Posters by Chris Ware; Signed Special Edition - $550

A pair of signed, special edition 24" x 33.6" posters of River Forest and OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware. High quality Giclee print on 100% acid free paper.
 
21. Oak Park, River Forest, & Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Special Editon - $825

21. Oak Park, River Forest, & Historical Society Poster by Chris Ware; Signed Special Editon - $825

Three signed, special edition 24" x 33.6" posters of Oak Park, River Forest, and the OPRF Historical Society by noted artist and cartoonist Chris Ware. High quality Giclee print on 100% acid free paper.