Profile

Cover photo
John Staughton
Works at Self-Employed
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Chicago
30 followers|13,954 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
The 4th issue of Sheriff Nottingham has finally arrived!

Featuring original writing from a dozen merry madmen, myself included, as well as spectacular illustrations from Brandon Ruiter, this issue will be one to remember.

Get your copy on SheriffNottingham.com or Amazon!

The Sheriff Approves.
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
"So when I pounced on him, and held him down with my big heavy padded paws, he didn't struggle or scream. I took his head in my massive jaws and broke his neck swiftly as cracking a knuckle. I tore into his sweater and raked my claws over his chest until I could feel the rib bones. I bit into his femur and felt the muscle tendons come apart on the sandpaper of my tongue like over-boiled roast. His blood was dark and deep, tasting of earth and caves and steaming springs. I didn't expect someone so fair to have such thick blood. He tasted like Christmas in the Black Forest. There were hints of prehistoric clove." ~Bridget Callahan

Check out more of this beautifully bizarre story in Sheriff Nottingham Issue 4: The Fifth of November. Coming next month. Intuit the release date.
October 2015. S, M, T, W, T, F, S. « Aug. 1, 2, 3. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Bastille Day (vol. 1, iss. 3). Jul 01, 2015 by Alien ADayle in SN3 · Chicago31. Bastille Day: Volume 1, Issue 3. Publication Date: July 14, ...
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
For dreamers and entrepreneurs looking to succeed without investors, check out these tips from some of Chicago's hottest startups.
Considering bootstrapping your startup vision? How three companies in Chicago stayed financially solvent, and the lessons these entrepreneurs learned. 
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
A hot Chicago start-up that wants to bring lazy luxury to the masses. One of my favorite interviews (and companies) in recent memory.
Instead of traipsing between two or three stores in the frustrated haze of what could have been a relaxing Sunday morning, Chicagoans now have a sweet solution that hits the spot—even if you’re not hungry.
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Some artists create beauty, while others, like Corrie White, find beauty all around us and simply bring it into focus. Check out her remarkably beautiful liquid drop art in my latest article on the stranger side of art.
The rise of digital technology has expanded the range of visual art to unimaginable levels in recent years. Without ultra-sensitive photography, the mind-blowing organic forms of Corrie White's liquid drop art would be impossible. Luckily, the combination of creativity and technology has allowed her to make quite a splash in the art world, and the mesmerizing dance of water and gravity that she is able to capture makes for some truly unforgettabl...
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Have you stumbled over a man in a tuxedo sitting on a toilet last time you went swimming? If not, you're going to the wrong beach...check out these stupendously strange living sculptures by Andrew Baines!
There's nothing like putting on your Sunday finest, breaking out your cello, and walking into the ocean for an orchestral concert. That might sound strange to you, but for Australian artist Andrew Baines, it sounds like just another day at the office. His living sculptures juxtapose normal people in strange and unexpected settings, usually involving sand, surf, and a healthy touch of Surrealism.
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Check out the latest Northside Innovation article, which pulls back the curtain on Cards Against Humanity and the irreverent kings of card game comedy.
The eight original founders of Cards Against Humanity (CAH), natives of Highland Park and self-professed lovers of George Carlin’s “barely legal” comedy, still write all of the clever and cringe-worthy content for their expansion packs, just as they did back in their parents’ basements a handful of years ago.
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Discover how Chicago's craft brewery barons use tech to stay on top in my latest Northside Innovation article.
It used to be that a microbrewery could consistently bank on its product innovations, namely new beer styles and new brewing techniques, to stand out on a beer list. However, within an increasingly large and diverse marketplace, offering the best brew is now only half the battle. 
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
A rising star in Chicago's startup community, Urbanbound offers an intuitive and comprehensive solution for relocation services.
For more than 70 years, relocation management has largely been done by people, mainly through HRIS (Human Resource Information Systems), but while every other business process has evolved for the 21st century, relocation services have somehow been left behind. UrbanBound, the brilliant brainchild of Jeff Ellman and Michael Krasman, has successfully changed all that, by providing an intuitive, cost-efficient, and stress-reducing platfo...
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
One of my recent articles from Innovation Insider. People solving problems for those that need it most.
Jail Education Solutions used to believe that educational videos were the answer to inmate education (and ultimately, inmate re-integration into society). Then it shifted its focus to Edovo, their tablet-based educational platform that has elevated the company and its altruistic vision to the national spotlight.
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
In this modern era where everything is getting smaller, faster, and more complex, Lori Nix's unbelievably small worlds fit right in, although you can't fit much into them....
Architects, designers, and engineers may create the world around us, but it takes an incredibly talented artist to fool a viewer into believing that they are looking at the real world, when they are actually looking at something that could fit inside a shoe box. Lori Nix creates tiny universes that could fit in a suitcase, showing that size really doesn't matter when it comes to modern art.
1
Add a comment...

John Staughton

Shared publicly  - 
 
Some men just want to watch the suburbs burn....the fascinating and thought-provoking art of Ian Strange.....
The suburbs hold a certain amount of nostalgia for many people, but Australian artist Ian Strange has a bizarre relationship with that icon of the middle class - he likes to burn them down. His body of work juxtaposes large-scale installation art, video footage, symbolism, and towering infernos as a means of breaking down the constructions of society, in more ways than one.
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
Joker, Smoker, Writer, Dreamer.
Introduction
I've been wandering from one side of the world to the other for the past few years, and now find myself back on solid ground, finally putting words on paper and chasing down dreams.
Bragging rights
Survived a year in Japan, two years as an art dealer, and a whole lifetime as myself.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    English, 2005 - 2009
  • Goldsmiths College
    Philosophy/Theatre, 2008
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Freelance Writer
Skills
Writing, Editing, Thinking Critically
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Freelance Writer, present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Chicago
Links
Other profiles