City of Scoundrels

Chicago magazine | April 2012

Was Chicago always so scandalous? A 2012 book chronicling 12 unbelievably bloody days in 1919 answers that question with a resounding yes.

Because the period depicted in the book was so rife with tumult but the book itself was so black and white, I wanted to find a visual way to tell the tale. Click the thumbnail below for a larger view of the layout or read the story on the magazine’s website.