Alumni Katelyn McManis’ Idyllic Illustrations of Windy City Landmarks Featured on Packaging
September 16, 2022
Fannie May®, maker of Chicago’s favorite confections for over 100 years, has partnered with Columbia College Chicago to unveil a new “Chicago Line” featuring iconic attractions across the Windy City including the Chicago skyline, the Chicago Buckingham Fountain, and more.
To pay homage to its hometown community and the people in it, Fannie May reached out Columbia College Chicago for artwork submissions. Alumni Katelyn McManis’ artwork was selected for her use of playful patterns and bold colors depicting joy throughout the beloved city. To commemorate the partnership, Fannie May hosted an event on Thursday, September 15th at its Michigan Avenue flagship store to unveil the new line.
“As the fastest-growing premium chocolate brand in the country, we are proud to call Chicago our hometown and to work with a renowned local partner,” said Rick Fossali, VP & General Manager of Fannie May. “We’re proud to partner with Columbia College Chicago and Katelyn McManis to bring our Chicago Line to life in a truly authentic way and show appreciation for the city we’ve called home for over 100 years.”
“It was an honor to be able to design the new packaging for Fannie May’s Chicago Line and pull inspiration from my fond memories of growing up in Chicago,” said Katelyn McManis, Columbia College Chicago Alumni. “It was an awesome experience working with the team at Fannie May and I hope the new artwork on the packaging can help people celebrate the beauty and charm of the Windy City.”
Fannie May’s new “Chicago Line” includes:
• Assorted Chocolate Gift Tin (12oz) - A lovely tower tin showcasing the iconic Chicago skyline with Navy Pier and John Hancock contains individually wrapped Milk Caramel Presents, Mint Meltaways & Mini Pixies®.
• Assortment Gift Box (12oz) - Our bestselling collection presented in a stunning Chicago three image skyline gift box offers Pixies, Trinidads, Buttercreams, Toffees and Crunchy Nut Clusters.
• Pixie Chicago Tin (14oz) - Our signature Pixies nestled inside a beautiful collectible Chicago Michigan Avenue tin.
For more information on Fannie May’s new “Chicago Line” as well as other confections, visit www.fanniemay.com. Follow Fannie May on Twitter (@fmchocolate), Instagram (@fanniemaychocolates) and Facebook (@FannieMayChocolates) for even more updates on your favorite confectionery brand.
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