Chicago's own Tom Bachtell, best known for his distinctive illustrations in the New Yorker magazine, especially its Talk of the Town section, has designed the poster for the 66th annual 57th Street Art Fair in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
The Midwest's oldest art fair, the 57th Street event often commissions posters designed by the fair's exhibitors but this year, the fair's organizers tapped Bachtell for the task. His vision was to "make the people a part of the art, since they are an integral part of the air fair experience," said one organizer. "Everyone is a piece of artwork."
Bachtell, shown above in a self-illustration, has had his work published in many national outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Forbes, Bon Appetit, Town & Country, Mother Jones, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, the New York Observer, London's Evening Standard and Poetry magazine. His design for the 57th Street Art Fair poster appears below.