For the second half of January we tapped Chicago’s illustrator of darkness, Junk Yard, to grace our windows.

Junk Yard’s art is the embodiment of the American dream seen from the wrong side of the tracks. Bold, gritty and completely unapologetic, his work takes iconic imagery and shows the viewer what’s hiding just beneath the surface. Born in South Africa, this prolific artist now lives in Chicago where he creates all of his work. He is driven by his love for the city and the people he meets there.

To see more work, check out his feed @junkyardchicago