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an advocate of the originals and a champion for world-changing ideas
Madeleine Hettich
Madeleine Hettich is a graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and comic book artist. After graduating with a BFA degree (with an emphasis in Visual Communications Design) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before being hired by GREY. She continues to develop independent illustration and comics projects in her own time. This background gives her a unique perspective when writing about any number of topics.
Darryn Burrows, Tattoo Collector
ART

Are Tattoos Fine Art?

As museums, art auctions, and collectors begin attempting to invest and acquire tattoos, the debate over tattooing's legitimacy has intensified. Should tattoos be considered Fine Art? Do they even need to be?
Sailor Jerry tattoo designs
ART

The Evolution of Tattooing in America

The history of tattooing stretches much farther back than the history of the United States. Native American, Polynesian, Egyptian, Japanese, and other cultures embraced the art form long before the Declaration of Independence. But, the perception of tattoos in the United States has gone through

Kevin Davenport (right) and Madeleine Hettich (left)
BUSINESS

What We All Can Learn From Kevin Davenport

Kevin Davenport's dedication to the success of the next generation is certainly commendable. With the current difficulties facing youths in troubled areas of Chicago, it's become harder for them to have access to the same resources and job training as their peers from other neighborhoods. Ideal Candidate acknowledges this problem and seeks to correct it.
PLAY

Happy Holidays From GREY

As the holiday season enters its full swing we’d like to take the time to look back on GREY’s beginnings. We’ve been so lucky to have such dedicated and passionate followers and we thank each and every one of you. This time last year our

Miles Morales in Spiderman into the Spiderverse
ENTERTAINMENT

Diving into the Spider-Verse

Last week witnessed the release of Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse to the absolute joy of comic book lovers everywhere. The Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series was hugely popular and brought a much-needed breath of fresh air to Marvel in terms of both diversity and concept. But does

BUSINESS

Real Innovation is Ageless

The Innovation of the Ages event held last week brought up some important issues with the modern workplace. Agism is typically defined as discrimination on the basis of a person’s age. In the business world, we see this prejudice manifest in the belief that people over

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