The Society of Typographic Arts wants to acknowledge Dawn Peccatiello, Wayne Stuetzer and Jack Weiss who had the vision and energy to document and preserve the images contained in the three productions shown only once—October 17, 2002—on the occasion of The Society of Typographic Arts’s 75th anniversary celebration. During the following year Wayne and Jack catalogued the nearly one thousand images that had been collected then edited to establish the base archive. Jack created the database from a variety of sources and interviews.
We also acknowledge Ron Kovach who insisted that the work had to be seen by a wider audience and conceived of this website. The current version of the Chicago Design Archive site was designed by Raphael Del Rio and developed by Mathematic Arts. Through their efforts an audience as far as the world wide web can reach can view this collection of Chicago design. Bart Blankenburg volunteers his time as the sites webmaster.
This Archive would not have been possible without the hundreds of hours contributed generously by these individuals. We also wish to thank the Chicago Historical Society for their support and images.
The Society of Typographic Arts board is to be commended for its financial commitment to this project.