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Friday, June 29, 2012

Warning: I'm using my blog to brag about my husband's photo in Time Out Chicago

As previously stated on this blog, my husband Dave Ford recently did one of his Truck Drawing projects Chicago to Philadelphia and back! Click here to see photos.

During the two-week project, I dedicated lots of energy and focus to publicizing the heck out of the project and trying to get local media to cover it. Because the Truck Drawing would be featured at the 8th Annual Guerrilla Truck Show and was sponsored by Packer Schopf Gallery and Penske Truck Rental, I figured it would be easy to get some good press.

19 million Tweets and 45,000 Facebook posts later, I wasn't feeling the love and didn't hear from Chicago Magazine, Time Out Chicago, The Tribune, WBEZ, etc. And here I thought Chicago was madly in love with us...

But we did end up getting some good publicity from local design blogs and lots of support on social media and Flickr after the main event, so I was satisfied.

Exactly one week after the event, my husband Dave was looking through Time Out Chicago and found the photo above and a nice write up on page 5! How exciting is that? The photo is by Andrew Nawrocki (one of the best photos of the project, ever) and the write up is by Jake Malooley. Click here to read it.

It's been an amazing year for everyone in our family but especially for my husband, who's worked on several really amazing projects with some great people. I know I shouldn't use this blog to brag about my spouse's art career but I wanted you to hear it from me, as I had a hunch you'd be excited for him!

To see more of my husband's work visit


Thank you for reading my blog "Evanston Newbie", a project that I am using to chronicle my new life in Evanston. Do you have favorite Evanston bakeries, bike shops, events that you can recommend? Send me an email at and I will post my review on this blog. -Lisa Degliantoni

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