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This Artist Made Chicago-Themed Lotería Cards And They're Awesome

It's called Chicagotería.

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The art project highlights distinct Chi-town elements through the lens of the traditional Mexican card game Lotería.

Oleh Slobodeniuk/ Missy Rosa / Via chicagoteria.com

Part of the inspiration for the art project came from witnessing the city's ongoing gentrification.

"I was born on the northside of Chicago," Rosa tells BuzzFeed. "I currently reside in Pilsen, a predominantly Mexican neighborhood, enriched in the arts but currently facing gentrification."

"I saw first-hand the effects of gentrification and how it’s currently washing away the culture of so many Chicago neighborhoods. I wanted a way to preserve the memories and share them with others."

Chicagotería is still under development and will be turned into an actual game. Check out updates on Instagram and sign up for the newsletter here.

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