Thursday, October 14, 2010

Windy City Monster Madness. For Reals.

Sure, you can attend that hayride, and go to the pumpkin patch for Halloween fun. We'll probably see you there- and at the haunted village, too. But we would also like to suggest a Hairy and Scary Tour of the Windy City, where you can see a monster blob, a GIANT eyeball and other Halloween fun that will have your little monsters roaring in delight!

Tony Tasset's behemoth Blob Monster will delight every child who dreams in melty crayons! Made of poured colored resin, metal, wire mesh and paint, viewing this multi-colored monster is sure to kick your Halloween season off right!

Hubbard and Racine. For more info, visit the Kavi Gupta gallery.

Now, normally, we would not say that taking your four-year-old to see the door of a marketing and design firm would be The. Best. Day. Ever. In this case, since the door is a giant monster door, and the giant monster door belongs to cool peeps who are toy innovators, it will be. And you don't have to take my word for it - see the Young At Heart gentlemen to the left for proof!

21 S. Racine. For more info on Big Monster Toys and their giant door, visit

It's a bird! It's a plane? It's a giant eyeball made of painted fiberglass! Tony Tassett has made the list twice because you won't be able to take your eyes off his larger-than-life sculpture!

Pritzker Park. For more information on EYE or other exhibits, visit the Kavi Gupta gallery.

Need a monster bonus for your older kids? Take them to the newly relocated OhNoDoom Gallery in Wicker Park to view the Monsters vs. Robots exhibit and find out who's the winner of that age-old battle once and for all.

1800 N. Milwaukee Ave. For more information about the exhibit, visit OhNoDoom. More fun monsters are also available to view, courtesy of Justin Parpan, who created the cool piece you see on the left (and also works at jibjab, which scores him points in out book.)

images courtesy of the Kavi Gupta Gallery and Justin Parpan

posted by Kristina

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