Welcome to the Archive

In October 2002 The Society of Typographic Arts celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary with three exhibitions: “Fifty Years of Graphic Design in Chicago 1927–1977,” “Fifty Years of Chicago Graphic Design (1941–1991),” and “Seventy-five Years of Graphic Design in Chicago.” The 800-plus images that form the nucleus of the Chicago Design Archive preserve the historical survey of graphic design examples curated for those exhibitions.

The Society of Typographic Arts updates this Archive annually with new material from Chicago designers through its Archive Show, the annual competition developed to recognize outstanding achievement in Chicago graphic design.

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Random selections from the Archive

12A-26
6B-25
5A-14
6B-33
07B-53
13A-68