Recent Object and Graphic Design
Curated by Rick Valicenti
Chicago Cultural Center
31 May–2 Nov 2014

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events City of Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Typeface courtesy of Okay Type


On three Saturdays from 1:30p – 3:30p, a series of panel discussions will be held in Exhibit Hall. The discussions will be moderated by Rick Valicenti.

August 16
Expressive Innovation
Jason White / Leviathan
John Pobojewski / Thirst
Matt Wizinsky / Studio Junglecat
Claire Warner / Volume Gallery

September 6
Collaborations at the Intersection of Design and Art
Ugo Casati & Jonathan Nesci
Felicia Ferrone & Christopher Gentner
Tim Parsons & Jessica Charlesworth

October 11
Speculative Design
David Hartt & James Goggin
Jay Sae Jung Oh
Renata Graw & Jeremiah Chiu / Plural
Ania Jaworska

Scratch-off campaign for “The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology” by Romain André and Michael Savona
Pond Trays by Steven Haulenbeek
Bubble Ring by Christopher Gentner
1871 logo by VSA Partners, Gensler, and Galambos + Associates
Windows on the War by Studio Blue
Recasting the Past by Grillo Group
Morningstar 22 West Typeface by Matthew Terdich and Philip Burton

In the early 20th century, Chicago was the epicenter of America’s printing arts.

In the 30s, Chicago welcomed the innovative design educators of the New Bauhaus.

In the 70s, American modernism came to life in Chicago.

Today, CHGO DSGN is all around you.

CHGO DSGN, a major exhibition of Recent Object and Graphic Design by 100+ of the city’s leading designers, is open May 31 through November 2 at Exhibit Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago has long been regarded as an international center for design, and this retrospective celebrates the region’s creative and innovative spirit.

CHGO DSGN is curated by Rick Valicenti, 2011 recipient of the prestigious Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, with displays designed by Tim Parsons, Associate Professor of Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute.

Ambient Traces by Jessica Charlesworth
University of Chicago Booth School of Business Stationary by Crosby Associates
CST-01 by Central Standard Timing
Lap Table by Casey Lurie
Vibes Melt Down 2043 by Cody Hudson
Cork Presenter by Martin Kastner
GV Bronze Chair by Johnathan Nesci
Monument for Them by Ania Jaworska
Igor de la Villette by Haelo Design
Revolution Collection by Felicia Ferrone
Rands by James Goggin and David Hartt
Savage Chair_Black by Jay Sae Jung Oh
JThe Aluminum Group, Happyness photo by Jason Pickleman
Plyform Lamp by Sung Jang
	Amon Tobin's Wooden Toy by Leviathan
MDW Fair 2011/2012 Promotional Poster by Plural

The Designers

Metallics by John Pobojewski
Milan Redux logotype by Michael Savona
Newcity Best of Chicago 2009 cover by Sonnenzimmer
Splash, pewter bowls by Tim Parsons
One Internet Place promotional illustration by Grillo Group
The CloudWriter by Matt Wizinsky
Recipeace Peace Kit Bottle by Leo Burnett
The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform cover by Isaac Tobin
Sandro : Raw : Steppenwolf by VSA Partners
The Noun Project by Simple.Honest.Work
Black Cat Pendant by Holly Hunt
Terminal 5 Mural by Thirst
Puzzle Tray by Materious
Unisource Paper Show Invitation by James Costello
RX Made Wall Clock by Strand Design
Living Contemporary catalogue by Wright