Chapin

Chapin Humanities Residential College was my home for my first two years at Northwestern (2007-2009). My friend and then-president of Chapin, Tommy Rousse, wanted to get us tshirts and decided we needed some kind of symbolic crest to put on these shirt. He asked me to draw something up - I included bonus promotional doodles. Chapin had a reputation for being full of liberal arts hipsters and weirdos - the editors of campus literary magazines were often Chapinos, for example, and we had an above-average number of experimental filmmakers. The mascot was the hare, to explain all these bunnies in sunglasses. We spent a lot of time finding excuses to read nonsense aloud to each other (open mic), and you had to step over people sprawling and smoking cigarettes on the front stoop. We were very proud of ourselves & also mostly unheard of.