Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, July 13

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Welcome to the GB Store!

We use Paypal for convenience — you no longer have to have a PayPal account to use the service. If you still don't like PayPal, drop us a and we can work something out. All prices include shipping.


Our Gapers Block t-shirts are printed on 50-50 cotton-poly blend shirts. The shirts feature four Chicago stars on the front in red, and our URL on the back near the collar. They're available in small, medium, large and extra-large in unisex and feminine fit.

GB T-shirts



I ✶ Chi

Our "I Star Chi" t-shirts are printed on 100% cotton Allstyles shirts for that snug fit all the cool kids are wearing these days. Available in baby blue and white. Price includes shipping.

I * Chi T-shirts


Sizes & Colors


1-inch buttons for you to mix n' match. Price includes shipping.

GB Square Flag

GB square button


Chicago Pride

GB Chicago pride


I ✶ Chi

Button 5

Don't Call It That

Our exclusive set of 1-inch buttons reminding folks that no Chicagoan would ever use that name. Designed by Phineas X. Jones for Gapers Block. Price includes shipping.

Don't Call It Willis

Don't Call It Willis

Don't Call It Macy's

Don't Call It Macy's

Don't Call It U.S. Cellular

Don't Call It U.S. Cellular

Don't Call It Chi-Town*

Don't Call It Chi-Town

* We put the question of which Chicago nickname should be on a button to a vote, and "Chi-Town" won. "Windy City" came in second -- if you think we should make that one, let us know.

Don't Call It That 5-Pack

Don't Call It That 5-Pack
All four Don't Call It That buttons, plus a free GB square flag button.


Our high-quality vinyl stickers won't fade in the sun. Stick then on your car, laptop or favorite lamppost! Price includes shipping.

I ✶ Chi. 2.75" square. Available in packs of five for $2.50.

I Star Chi sticker


We commission local artists and designers to create silkscreened posters for each of our anniversary parties. Price includes shipping.

Gapers Block 2014 Holiday Concert Poster by Jay Ryan

Gapers Block silkscreen poster Jay Ryan
MUTTS, Archie Powell and The Exports, The Kickback & Pop Goes the Evil
at The Metro, Dec. 6, 2014

18"x24" - seven screens on French off-white speckletone paper - Edition of 210


7th Annual Gapers Block Party Poster by Mig Reyes & JoeVW

Gapers Block silkscreen poster Mig Reyes JoeVW
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Blah Blah Blah, Hollows, Lasers + Fast + Shit
at The Metro, May 21, 2010


6th Annual Gapers Block Party Poster by Dan Grzeca

Gapers Block silkscreen poster Dan Grzeca
Nikki Lynette, The Hood Internet, Blane Fonda, Panda Riot
at The Metro, Sept. 4, 2009


GB 5th Anniversary Poster by Phineas Jones

silkscreen poster Phineas Jones octophant
Bossa Saravah, The Revelettes, DJs Arpad & James Vane
at The Hideout, May 30, 2008


GB 4th Anniversary Poster by Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan silkscreen poster
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, The Heaven Seventies, DJ Mary Nisi
at The Hideout, May 27, 2007

Sold Out!

GB 3rd Anniversary Poster by Laura Park

Laura Park silkscreen poster featherbed
Canasta, Sycamore Smith
at The Hideout, May 26 2006


GB 2nd Anniversary Poster by Crosshair

Crosshair Chicago silkscreen poster


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