Hometown Pride

By Kate Childs • Aug 26th, 2009 • Category: Art   

We all know the type: the guy whose apartment looks more like a tourist information center than a livable space. Yankees posters everywhere? Check. NYU pennant taped to the wall? Check. Manhattan skyline wall mural? Check. I Love NY magnets all over the fridge? Check. Disorganized stacks of New Yorker and NY Magazine? Of course. The culprit? Hometown pride run amuck.

Thankfully, there’s a cure and it comes in the form of Ork’s City Neighborhood Posters. Stylish and affordable, they make a striking statement while instantly upping an apartment’s cool factor. The posters are the creation of Chicago-based designer Jenny Beorkrem and the line of typography maps has grown to include 13 different city prints all available online in screen prints ($27) or posters ($22).

These posters make a perfect gift for housewarmings and graduations, and would even look great grouped together if you can’t pick a favorite city. As for those previously mentioned gentlemen and their prideful apartments — help a guy out and get him a copy of the Manhattan print. He might have to sacrifice one of those beloved Yankees posters, but at least he won’t lose any street cred in the process.


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Kate Childs is Freelance Writer for The Supermelon. If you tweet, follow me at http://www.twitter.com/kate_childs
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  1. Grrrr. Why doesn’t Minneapolis EVER make it into projects like this? I’d snap one up in an instant …

    August 26th, 2009 at 7:30 am

  2. Sal- email Jenny at with your suggestion! She hasn’t decided which cities she’ll do in the future, and is definitley open to requests. I think a Twin Cities poster would be great!

    August 26th, 2009 at 8:04 am

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