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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

It's All About Chicago at Transit Tees

It's All About Chicago at Transit Tees

WDCB’s Gary Zidek visits the Wicker Park Transit Tees for a conversation with owner and creative director Tim Gillengerten and art director Tim LaPlante.

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“What we’ve found is that people here (Chicago), see it (Transit Tees items), it takes a moment, and then they connect to it. Because they live here and they know the symbols of the city.” - Transit Tees owner Tim Gillengerten talking about the strong sense of civic pride that exists among Chicagoans.

Transit Tees owner & creative director Tim Gillengerten and art director Tom LaPlante

Transit Tees owner & creative director Tim Gillengerten and art director Tom LaPlante

Transit Tees doesn’t just sell Chicago-centric items like t-shirts, magnets and mugs, it also designs and makes almost all of its products.

City maps inside Transit Tees

City maps inside Transit Tees

L stop magnets

L stop magnets

Transit Tees t-shirts

Transit Tees t-shirts

Last month, Transit Tees launched it’s own card game titled LOOP

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Similar in game-play to UNO or Crazy Eights, LOOP has a strong local flavor. The game was designed to capture the commuter experience on Chicago's elevated train system.

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You can check out LOOP: THE ELEVATED CARD GAME and all sorts creative Chicago-inspired merch at Transit Tees’ two stores (Wicker Park & Andersonville).  Or visit transittees.com

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