Infra-Ordinary Chicago

I love to explore new neighborhoods; my method is meandering.

This illustrated zine is inspired by Georges Perec, the french novelist, and his notion of the ‘infra-ordinary’ as an everyday anthropology; a way of observing that seeks to ‘question the habitual’ as manifest in ‘bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spent our time, our rhythms.’ These drawings sketch the infra-ordinary details of Chicago’s streets – in black and white, in fragments – to tease out urban patterns, politics, and cultural values.


  • Research/Observations
  • 'The Sketchbook Project' version
  • Kindle Print-On-Demand Coloring Book
  • Vector Graphics series