FOSTERING COMMUNITY PRIDE IN
THE GREATER CHAMPAIGN-URBANA AREA
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ABOUT CHAMBANA PROUD

There's a lot to love about Champaign-Urbana and we're here to foster your community pride.

This joint collaboration between Visit Champaign County You're Welcome CU, and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is providing you with ways to share why you live, work and play in Chambana. 

Whether it's the life-changing innovations from the University of Illinois, the award-winning culinary scene, the micro-urban community feel, or the affordability, there's a lot to celebrate.

We partnered with 40 North and local artists to come up with a few fun t-shirt designs that put our points of pride out there for the world to see. 

 

So what are you waiting for? Shop our store and share your pride for all things #Chambana, 

 

ARTIST PROFILES

Hat tip to our local artists who created our t-shirt designs. Here's a bit more info about these talented designers and how you can support local art.

Scott Barber 

T-SHIRT DESIGNS

Whipped Cream

We're Super Sweet

Scott Barber is a designer and illustrator in Urbana who tries to create art that affect those who see it by putting a smile on their faces. He does everything from logos to murals, from chalk painting to oil painting. He also has a side project of building a hot sauce company. Most of his time, however, is spent with his clothing line, Scobar, which can be purchased locally at Dandelion and Bohemia. He has a lovely wife and a house full of more cats than he needs.

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David Michael Moore

T-SHIRT DESIGNS

Outside of Ordinary

Top Spots in CU

David is a graphic facilitator who has called Champaign his home for 13 years. He has been working in graphic design since 2004, and six years ago began the practice of graphic facilitation—live, visual notetaking at meetings—illustrating strategic planning and visioning sessions for many local clients. He has served as the President of CUDO (Champaign-Urbana Design Organization) and volunteered on the PechaKucha Night committee through 15 volumes. He currently works from his office at Lodgic.

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Ralph Roether

T-SHIRT DESIGNS

We Made the Internet

Thumbs Up

Ralph has been an award winning professional graphic designer for over twenty-five years. He has created logos and branding for many local businesses. He often infuses his graphic design sensibilities into his artwork and illustrations. He currently has a permanent gallery of work at Pour Bros. Taproom in Downtown Champaign.

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Madelyn Witruk

T-SHIRT DESIGNS

#chambana

Heart CU

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Madelyn is an artist, designer, illustrator and muralist who somehow found her way into the music business. I am a Chambana native who loves coffee, food, and my cat, Lilac. My 9-5 is at Polyvinyl Record Co. where I am the Merchandise Designer. When I’m not at Polyvinyl I am either working on freelance projects, making things for my brand (the OH,OK shop), or volunteering with the local design non-profit (CUDO) that I run.

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CELEBRATING CHAMBANA & OUR INNOVATIONS

Champaign-Urbana is a hotbed for innovation, ranging from the invention of the modern web-browser to whipcream in a can. To celebrate some of these innovations, and to put CU on the map, we asked four local artists to come up with their spin on some reasons why we're proud to call #Chambana home.

Now available in stores!

Pick up shirts at the Parkland College Bookstore, and coming soon to the Illini Union Bookstore!

Interested in carrying our products? Contact us for wholesale opportunities.

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Super Sweet

Touts the invention of Super Sweetcorn from University of Illinois professor, John Laughnan, that brought this tasty summer favorite to dinner tables and grocery stores for all to enjoy.

ARTIST: Scobar

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#chambana

We know you've used it. Our own slang for our twin cities, Champaign-Urbana.

ARTIST: Madelyn Witruk

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Whipped Cream

A nod to University of Illinois graduate student Charles Getz made whipped cream in a can a possibility.

ARTIST: Scobar

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Heart CU

Let's put Chambana on the map so you don't have to describe where to find East Central Illinois,

ARTIST: Madelyn Witruk

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Internet

Celebrates the invention of the modern web browser, Mosaic, from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications led by Marc Andreessen.

ARTIST: Ralph Roether

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Outside of Ordinary

Showcasing all those attractions and spots around Champaign County that make us Outside of Ordinary.

ARTIST: David Michael Moore

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Thumbs Up

We all learned that it's thumbs up or down for films thanks to Urbana native, film critic Roger Ebert.

ARTIST: Ralph Roether

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Top Spots in CU

This quasi-map highlights our favorite spots on- and off-campus in

Champaign-Urbana.

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*Also available as a t-shirt and print!*

Tote available in-store soon.

ARTIST: David Michael Moore

SHARE YOUR PRIDE

We want to know, what makes you proud to call #Chambana home?

Thanks for sharing your community pride!

*Your response may be used for promotional purposes