CHICAGO — Chicago's news junkie graffiti artist Bae Cutler is known for work that reflects things happening in the city, whether it's sports or politics. So with recent calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign, it's no surprise that he got in the game.
Bae (aka David Beltran) hopes his latest creation will make it easier for unhappy Chicagoans to make their feelings about Emanuel known.
This week, he launched the "Recall Rahm Penpal Club." For $2-$2.50 per postcard, Beltran will send a stamped message straight to the fifth floor of City Hall.
Several options include pre-made designs, with messages like "RECALL RAHM!" and "NOT MY MAYOR!"
Another design shows a "middle finger drawing" created by Beltran. For an extra $0.50, senders can include a custom message.
Beltran is no stranger to out-of-the-box art forms that combine local celebrity and fandom with serious issues.
He is perhaps best known for his "PRAY 4 ROSE" memorial and "Stanley Cup Beyonce" cutout, among others.
Since the release of the Laquan McDonald video, Beltran has been actively campaigning against the mayor and participating in protests.
This time, he said he wanted to put his artistic strengths to use to make change on a topic important to him.
"If I can do more than just be a person with a sign on the street might as well take that chance," Beltran told DNAinfo Thursday.
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