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2014 exhibitions


Graphic Design in Chicago's Past & Future

With reverence, Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design in Chicago Past and Future acknowledges, exhibits, and supports institutions and individuals that have proven to be agents of change, while simultaneously asking a series of celebrated designers to speculate on the future of communication.

2013 exhibitions

Work at Play:

The Blurred Line Between Work and Play

For many, the compulsion to create is constant. It's unstoppable. Beyond the hours at the office, we create, we make–we play. In an attempt to find our own voice, we may stumble upon a visual language that can speak for and, perhaps, inspire others. This year, we celebrate the blurred line between work and play.

2012 exhibitions

Art on Track: A–Z

Historical Typography That Informs Our Landscape in Chicago

The Chicago Design Archive:

27 Chicago Designers

The Chicago Design Museum is excited to participate in Art on Track this weekend. Our exhibition focuses on the found, historical typography that informs our landscape in Chicago. Come out and ride around with us for a night and explore our exhibit, alongside others.

The Chicago Design Archive is an interactive collection of rich and significant works from Chicago designers, design firms, clients, and patrons gleaned from a variety of juried sources. The Archive’s world-wide audience includes design professionals looking for inspiration, scholars and students exploring a unique segment of design history, writers seeking creative story lines and historical references, and enthusiasts who love and appreciate good design. Founded in 2002, the CDA is sponsored by The Society of Typographic Arts.

Block Thirty Seven 3rd floor 108 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60602

Open: Tues-Sat, 12-7p

Admission: Free