Occasionally important materials are made available to the Chicago Design Archive. These may take the form of presentations, video interviews, essays, or articles from publications. These resources, added to the existing collection of visual material, provide viewers, researchers, teachers, and students a greater understanding about Chicago design and designers.

We invite you to submit materials relating to Chicago design history to the Webmaster for consideration. Permission, of course, must be provided by the original source.


Can History be Corrected?

Chicago Bauhaus

Chicago Graphic Design

Chicago Reader

Graphic Design in Chicago

STA Design Journal

The Society of Typographic Arts: A Seventy-five Year History

100 Years of Poetry: Designing the Magazine, 1912–2012

Video Presentations

Other Collections

Nearly half of the feature CA articles about Chicago designers in this section were generously provided by Patrick Coyne, editor of Communication Arts Magazine. A recent contribution by Phil Hamilton added sixteen others. Wayne Stuetzer and Joseph Essex provided more. Six of the video interviews of Chicago Designers were conducted in 1991 by Robert Even at Northern Illinois University with a grant from the NEA. Others were conducted by George Thompson at Columbia College Chicago.

In recent additions to this section, the digital edition of Print, was contributed by J.J. Sedelmaier. The Chicago Film Archives has generously provided links to their collection of films by Chicago designers.