Is this the worst map of Chicago ever?

According to Old Navy, Rogers Park and Logan Square don't exist.

 

Nico Lang

Internet Culture

Published Jun 9, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 4:21 am CDT

If you’re a Chicagoan who lives in the neighborhoods of Rogers Park, Logan Square, Old Town, Pilsen, or Bucktown, congratulations! You don’t exist—at least according to this Old Navy t-shirt.

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According to Gapers Block, the Old Navy on State St. is offering up graphic tees with an imaginative view of Chicago’s geography, a revisionist landscape in which Austin, Lawndale, and Lincoln Park all border each other, and Lincoln Park appears to be twice as big as everything else.

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Graphic designer Jennifer Haffner was nice enough to take a photograph of the t-shirt, one that could be its own Internet drinking game. Take a shot every time you notice a gross inaccuracy! Another one if you don’t know what that neighborhood is! Finish your drink if the graphic tee in question appears to be a blatant rip-off of a much-better Ork Posters design! (Hint: finish your drink.)

Photo credit: Jennifer Haffner

On Twitter, users quickly got drunk on the shirt’s incompetence.

Worst map of Chicago EVER. Old Navy T-Shirt Has, Um, Interesting Ideas About Chicago Neighborhood Locations http://t.co/7B6xvT5t0t

— WGN Radio 720 (@WGNRadio) June 7, 2014

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@OldNavy prints t-shirt with map of #Chicago. The one thing they didn’t consult before making it? A map of Chicago. http://t.co/8yO1fZARoc

— Alexander Billet (@AlexanderBillet) June 8, 2014

What the hell is the Polish Village. RT@me3dia Old Navy has no idea about Chicago neighborhoods: http://t.co/LybfMyektS (h/t @jenniferh)

— Julie Bennink (@jbennink) June 4, 2014

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No Chicagoan would wear this RT @me3dia Old Navy has no idea where Chicago neighborhoods are: http://t.co/lgseIIkSXa (h/t @jenniferh)

— Steph Hardiman Simon (@_StephSimon) June 4, 2014

Old Navy has yet to comment on the debacle, likely because they took a wrong turn at the Stock Yards and ended up in Narnia, where the rest of this map lives.

Photo via Sergey Gabdurakhmanov/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 9, 2014, 11:43 am CDT