Consummate wiseguy, documentarian of working people, and "vaguely anonymous human" Dont Fret is one of Chicago's most visible street artists, best known for his wheat-pasted characters and snarky musings that populate city streets worldwide. Simultaneously sardonic, biting, and fond, the bluntness of his figures and texts—often "belonging" to the neighborhood they inhabit—skewers the obvious and reflects the normalized-until-numbed issues of the city back at the passerby experiencing them firsthand. While his work has stretched from São Paulo to Helsinki, he remains a true Wicker Park native, digging into the character(s) of Chicago—the stew of down-and-out and up-and-up, the meatpackers, the artists, the street-wise, and the stupid.
Dont Fret's new book "Life Thus Far". There are 3 options available:
Option 1: Just the book - $50
Option 2: The book with original sketch and signature in book - $100
Option 3: The book with limited-edition screen print, and original sketch and signature in book - $175