Welcome to the Chicago Design Archive

The Chicago Design Archive is the premiere and permanent online record featuring Chicago-related experiential design, graphic design, and product design created from the 1920s to the present.

In addition to a collection of historically important design, the Archive is a living, growing record of the vibrant Chicago design scene.

The mission of the CDA is: To preserve significant works of the past, to augment the collection with vital new works, and to showcase the best of Chicago design.

Submit Your Work to the Archive
The CDA is seeking design work that has received special recognition (in competitions or media coverage), is Chicago-related, or is innovative and contributes to Chicago's impact as a center for art and design.