CHICAGO (June 8, 2012) Midway murals rule! Midway International Airport was among over 25 agencies and businesses recognized Thursday night for outstanding public artwork by the International Association of Business Communications/Chicago (IABC) during its annual Bronze Quill banquet at Petterino's Restaurant in downtown Chicago.
The IABC presented Midway with the Chicago Bronze Quill Award of Merit in the Outdoors/3-D category for a mural entitled "Chicago Brightens Chicago Midway".
One of four mural panels in the pedestrian walkway at Midway
The artwork consists of four, brightly painted murals of landmarks in Chicago. The murals feature three larger-than-life figures of a chef, a cyclist and a blues musician. The murals adorn the walls along the pedestrian walkway that connect the CTA Orange Line Midway Station and Midway International Airport's terminal parking garage, which is operated by Standard Parking. The work was created by local artist Bruce Vogele.
Artist Bruce Vogele accepts the Bronze Quill award for his murals at Midway
"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we proudly accept this award that acknowledges the remarkable talent of Mr. Vogele, as well as the people and activities that make Chicago a world-class destination," said CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "I want to thank the IABC for acknowledging the Standard Parking team's efforts in creating an iconic snapshot for Midway airport visitors."
Vogele is the owner of Folio, Inc., a Chicago-based design and marketing firm providing digital branding and marketing services for businesses. In addition to the murals, Vogele's other projects at Midway include George's Music Room logo design;parking exit column wraps ("Welcome to Chicago"); the Economy Parking Garage theme graphics and airport map and bus shelter signs, as well as the airport parking directory at O'Hare International Airport.
A traveler passes on of the four mural panels in the pedestrian walkway at Midway
"It's an honor to be able to work with Standard Parking at Midway, providing the City with environmental graphics and creative design services for the parking and ground transportation operations," Vogele said. "Our primary object is to enhance the traveler's experience as we improve customer service and promote tourism for the City of Chicago."
With the addition of the murals, Midway now hosts 10 public art exhibits.
For more information about the IABC, please visit http://chicago.iabc.com/. For information about Folio, Inc, please visit www.folioinc.com.