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MAY 15, 2009

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“OG Art Gallery”

The We Are Supervision blog has a wild collection of thebusiness cards that Chicago’s gangs printed up in the seventies and eighties and used to make friends and intimidate people.

You’ll see groups like the Stooge Bros. (whose members included Bubbles, Giggles, and Sweet Pea) and Thee Almighty Hells Devils (whose members included Sico, Satan, and Skull). Many of the cards seem to have belonged to white-supremacist gangs; one sports a picture of two Klansmen executing a bunny rabbit. Others are unintentionally hilarious, and all are worth looking at. If living fast (and dying young) is a calling, then these are the perfect calling cards.

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