Public art has the ability to add color and wonder to everyday life, bringing tangible beauty to new spaces and enriching culture across communities. This summer, the Design Museum of Chicago has introduced the installation of a vibrant new mural, ‘Postcards to Chicago,’ on the North Deck wall of Navy Pier, one of the city’s most visible attractions.


‘Postcards to Chicago’ represents four Navy Pier icons: the USS Chicago, Lake Michigan, the Centennial Wheel and the Wave Wall staircase. Photography students from Harry S Truman College (City Colleges of Chicago), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago captured four still black-and-white images for the DMC’s team of designers to integrate within the design. The shades of blue, magenta and green represent Navy Pier’s Lake Michigan, fireworks show and green space, respectively. Read more about the installation here


As a founding partner, 50,000feet is proud to support the mission of the Museum and its work to provide access to design education and inspiration to residents of and visitors to Chicago. ‘Postcards to Chicago’ shares a powerful voice with student talent and expresses new perspectives on a unique public canvas, continuing both the DMC and Navy Pier’s commitments to arts and culture programming.