Chicago Gang Business Cards

Chris Higgins

So here's something that happened. Back in the 70's and early 80's, Chicago gang members had their own business cards. Created using clip art on a low budget, they're kind of a riot -- many feature heavy metal, unicorns, axes, and other stuff generally considered "awesome" by teens in of the era. Some are overtly racist, homophobic, xenophobic, or otherwise disturbing -- but fewer than you'd think. Check out Chicago's Lesser Known Arts History Lesson or OG Art Gallery for more, but here's a taste:

Tons more are here; they're also mirrored on Flickr.

(Via Boing Boing.)