That’s A Wrap!

[That’s A Wrap!, Pilsen, Chicago (2009) / Image & Artwork: designslinger]

When we worked in the movie business and the Assistant Director called, “That’s a wrap” on the last day of principal photography, it meant that the time had come – once again – for us to move on to a new project. Well, we’re calling it a “Wrap,” at designslinger. It has been a great adventure, but the time has come for us to move on to new projects here in Chicago.


But we’re not disappearing from the world wide web entirely. Mitch has worked very hard over the past few weeks to make designslinger searchable and web accessible once again – remember our Disaster! post of a few weeks ago??? So although won’t exist any longer as a weekly feature of architecturally inspired stories, our library of over 400 buildings will be available at:


So update your address books and blogrolls! And we’ll still have our email address up and running, so if you ever want to get in touch, you can reach us at:


Who knew when we left Los Angeles and moved to this amazing city six years ago, that walking up and down the streets of our new hometown would turn into an obsession we would feel compelled to share with the world. And we never could have imagined that our passion for architecture and history would find such a broad and dedicated audience of readers. So before we sign-off and call “Wrap,” we want to most especially – and very humbly – thank each and everyone one of you for your very generous support, phenomenally kind words, and devoted dedication to our very personal journey. It has been an amazing experience.


Oh yeah – in case you were wondering – this is not an April Fool’s joke. :-)

Jim & Mitch



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