_While Supplies Last: An Inside Look

We opened the ‘ While Supplies Last’ concept shop last weekend at our space in Chicago,Illinois. The concept driven retail environment featuring Scumbags & Superstars and the work of famed U.K. illustrator, Jon Burgerman allows for the purchase of many artists exclusive works. Jon Burgerman supplied many very personal items, from signed,un-cut puzzle proofs limited to 3, coloring book wallpaper and a variety of Artist Proof Prints from past work. Chicago’s very own Shawnimals got involved in a big way with a limited Edition set of 7 ‘Ghost Filled’ Pork Dumpling customs made exclusively for While Supplies Last alongside Left Handed Wave who created an over-sized plush.

The interior of the space was designed with the aesthetics and artistic talents of NYC artist 5003 and fixtures from Chicago’s Agent Gallery. With a number of zines from graffiti writers, SNACKI, an amazing set of 3 from The Old New York, 131/PEST, Nice-One & SWIV as well as 5003 and a number of great book titles from German publishers, Gestalten books there is something for everybody. New York City based culture clothing brand Scumbags & Superstars headlines the apparel selection with a number of high quality shirts  as well as head wear from Chicago based street wear company The Joneses.  Local Chicago artist JC Rivera created some fabulous new custom toys for the shop and is also secretly working on a future project to be released in the coming weeks through ‘While Supplies Last’. From Skewville to Max Kauffman and back to Jon Burgerman, the print selection was carefully selected by the artists and though limited, offers some extremely affordable work from some high quality artists, most of which are all signed artists proofs. The ability to build your own sticker packs from the multitude of images as part of the Pawn Works Sticker Club allowed for many to complete their collections outside of the normal blind buy option via the sticker vending machines. All work and items will be interchanging throughout the entire 8 week run of ‘While Supplies Last’ so stay tuned. Also, most of the product will be available in our online store  as well at www.pawnworkschicago.com. Photos by Brock Brake.