CUSP Magazine: Winter Issue 2014

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CUSP Magazine is a Chicago based publication focused on helping up and coming creatives gain exposure for their brand and products. Our company is a collective of highly motivated individuals who work together to bring a new voice to the creative community.

ART FEATURE//STILL SANE

Even if it isn’t the Second Friday art walk, there is always something going

on at the elee.mosynary gallery in Pilsen.

One of our favorite events that they put on is Still Sane, a DIY, “popup”

market where independent artists and entrepreneurs show off their work for

longtime fans and potential new customers alike. Held on the last Sunday of each

month, Still Sane features a wide variety of business people and artists. Some

are already quite established and some are just getting off their feet. Some of the

attendees aren’t even based in Chicago.

At October’s Still Sane, New Jersey based clothing designer Darius Osorio

was selling custom designed jeans. If you wanted an alteration on what he had or

“increased customization”, Osorio would whip out his tools and get to work right

on the table. He had just finished up when we asked him what he was doing so far

from home.

“I was working on a project with some friends and had some extra jeans,

so I came over,” he said.

Still Sane might be chaotic, but in this it thrives. Young people, mostly

of the fashionista persuasion, came and went throughout the night, weaving

through a tightly packed set up including Osorio and about half a dozen local

entrepreneurs.

In the basement of the gallery, local hip-hop artist Roy French performed an

energized set for a small crowd. French hopped around and rapped about

“Tumblr hoes,” delighting the group of mostly twenty-somethings with his fun

and innovative lyrics.

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