The Gallery: The Post Family

Store History

  • Founded: 2007
  • Founded by: Chad, Sam, Rod, Alex, Scott, David, and Davey Post
  • Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

The Post Family began with seven guys living in Chicago who liked to make art. Chad, Davey, David, Alex, Scott, Rod & Sam were all looking for a place where they could get away from their 9-5's and be creative by themselves, for themselves. Lucky for them (and us) they found each other and then found their first studio space. From there, the Family opened up the creative process further by sharing what inspired them and the work that came out of it through their design-oriented blog. The process of sharing expanded even more with the opening of The Family Room Gallery as the Family realized that as much as they loved making art, and talking about art, they also wanted to share it with others. The Gallery hosts semi-monthly exhibitions ranging from formal viewings of painting, collage, photography and prints in a traditional gallery setting to interactive art events including art making parties and potlucks. All of these are frequently accompanied by live music.

Straight outta Chicago. We feel lucky to live in a city with such a dynamic visual arts scene, including new print shops that are constantly popping up on our radar. The Post Family is a new kid on the block, with very cool camera prints that are ultra-affordable at $20 - $30 each. They've also got a blog that's updated daily with eye candy from the world of art and design.

We like their "Post" family surnames, which make us think of a punk rock band of typesetters (think Ramones meets letterpress). Family members include designers Chad, Sam, Rod, Alex, Scott and David. We're looking forward to seeing what this collective comes up with in the future. In the words of Joey Ramone, "They're all revved up and ready to go."