Support for the Chicago Design Archive

We rely on our sponsors to help fund our mission to collect and display the best of Chicago design.

The Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Curatorial Board are dedicated to preserving this work and making it accessible to an audience that includes design professionals seeking inspiration, scholars and students exploring a unique segment of design history, writers seeking historical references and enthusiasts who love and appreciate design.

On the 11th anniversary of the founding of the Chicago Design Archive, October 20, 2015, the CDA became an independent 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to educating the public about the importance of Chicago’s design history. Gifts to the CDA in support of its efforts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you to our generous Supporters: 
Mathematic Arts  
Three Communication Design  
Mohawk Paper  

Thank you to our generous Donors: 
A Better World Fund  
John Dylong   
Giving Tuesday Donors 
Robert McCamant 
Barbara Stuetzer 

Memorials to Wayne Stuetzer 
Robert & Debbie Waldron  
Ed & Dotty Kalchbrenner  
Jack Weiss Associates

Past, Present, Future Sponsors
Silver Donors:
Design Applause

Bronze Donors:
Jack Weiss Associates

Rex Parker Design

In-Kind Donors:
NEIU Art + Design Department
Studio Brazen
UIC School of Design

If you want to play a part in our effort to expand worldwide awareness of Chicago’s design history, please make your tax-deductible contribution now!

Resources for Sale

27 Chicago Designers

27 Chicago Designers: When Art Became Design 1936-1991

Designed by former 27 Chicago Designer Joseph Michael Essex and edited by former 27 Chicago Designer Jack Weiss, this book documents the work of the 125 cumulative members of the 27 Chicago Designers through its 55-year history. Published in conjunction with the exhibition, 27 Chicago Designers: Selling Design 1936–1991 co-curator Lara Allison said, “...without an understanding of 27 Designers, Chicago’s design history cannot be fully comprehended.”

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