PODCAST: Digital Signage Stories – Digital Artwork Reflects Chicago’s River North Neighborhood


Digital Signage Stories, the official podcast of Digital Signage Expo and its editorial partner site DigitalSignageConnection.com, highlights successful digital signage projects and installations deployed around the world in a variety of different vertical markets. With this podcast, you will gain insight from industry experts to help make your own digital signage deployments successful as the industry continues to grow.

Episode 24: Digital Artwork Reflects Chicago’s River North Neighborhood 


Show Notes: 515 North State Street was designed in the 1990s by Pritzker Prize–winning Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, who topped the building with a four-story “sky-window” that became a defining element of the Chicago skyline. The building features bold, angular architecture and a striking lobby, but lacked warmth, intimacy and the wow-factor that attracts tenants, so a digital media installation was commissioned by Beacon Capital Partners. ESI Design was one of the companies chosen to collaborate on this lobby renovation, and their solution utilizes custom software to create abstract color compositions on an LED wall that actually mimic and reflect on the happenings of daily life just outside in Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood. The result, entitled Canvas, is a perfect mixture of digital signage technology and contemporary art.  

On this episode, ESI Design’s Head of Media Architecture Emily Webster joins us to share the design experience behind the digital signage story of Canvas at 515 North State Street in Chicago. For more case study information about this APEX-Award nominated project, click here.


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Digital Signage Stories host Alesia HendleyShow host Alesia Hendley is an AV professional who is determined to leave her mark by making an impact, not just an impression. She can be reached on Twitter @thesmoothfactor


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