The Society of Typographic Arts serves as the driving force in Chicago, IL, design by presenting a diverse schedule of programming, sponsoring several design organizations and events, and hosting the Chicago Design Archive—a collection of significant work from the city.
STA approached us to develop the Archive12 identity system and collateral. Each year, designers develop the identity system and theme in addition to the formats for the collateral.
Archive competitions focus on highlighting Chicago design and typography. Archive12’s theme was based on transparency and clarity. The theme showcased prominent Chicago typographers and typefaces through formal explorations, combining a mix of 18 typefaces—created over the last century—overlaying letterforms to create new compositions.