Surveillance by Designers


We asked a few great Chicago designers to give us their view of surveillance. Here is what they came up with.


Mike McQuade

Surveillance has threatened any shred of privacy we as Americans once had. When we think of wallpaper, we think of warmth, safety and home, so weaving surveillance cameras into traditional wallpaper shows how inescapable the realities of surveillance have become.

Alex Fuller

Sneaky creepy behind a book.

Sneaky creepy takes a look.

Sneaky creepy stares at night.

Kyle Fletcher

Surveillance mandalas influenced by the tension between violence and (super)vision.


Identities’ theft
left the bride stripped bare,

but that’s OK,cause J CREW is having a
Holiday Sale and everythingis 30% off!

Rick Valicenti with Baozhen Li / Thirst

Big Brother 1984 comes face to face with the Tank Man 1989 within a ring of the US Presidential stars. According to Wikipedia, the Tank Man, is the nickname of an anonymous man who stood in front of a column of tanks the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests on June 5, 1989 by force.

Rick Valicenti

Introducing the updated, more authentic and easily accessible, identity for the National Security Agency.