Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design In Chicago Past And Future
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The Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) has announced further details ahead of the launch of its first exhibition as a permanent institution. "Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design in Chicago Past and Future" will open June 12, 2014, at ChiDM’s new 5,000-square-foot-space on the third floor of Block Thirty Seven. more after the jump... From the ChiDM press release: "Inspired by the past century of design achievement and looking toward the future with insight and creativity, Starts/Speculations represents an...
The Chicago Design Museum (ChiDM) has announced further details ahead of the launch of its first exhibition as a permanent institution. "Starts/Speculations: Graphic Design in Chicago Past and Future" will open June 12, 2014, at ChiDM’s new 5,000-square-foot-space on the third floor of Block Thirty Seven. more after the jump...
From the ChiDM press release:
"Inspired by the past century of design achievement and looking toward the future with insight and creativity, Starts/Speculations represents an anthology of work from Chicago's graphic design legacy and offers visitors a glimpse into how the tools we use to design and communicate could evolve and influence our interactions in the future.
“As ChiDM evolves and grows, we look forward to exploring and sharing more of Chicago’s design legacy by unearthing the stories that make our city unique, as well as highlighting dynamic influences from across cultures, borders, and disciplines,” said Tanner Woodford, co-founder and chairman at ChiDM. “We consider this the start of something more—more ideas, more conversations, and more discovery.”
Curated by a committee led by Matthew Terdich, Exhibition Director, the exhibition begins with a letter that articulates visual design standards for the 1909 Plan of Chicago by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett. Visitors will be guided through over 100 years of graphic design in Chicago, with a particular focus on the influence of European modernism through the establishment of the New Bauhaus in 1937. “We are excited for our visitors to learn more about design influences in Chicago, including the relationship between Chicago corporations and design, and the evolution of the city’s vibrant printing industry,” said Woodford. “Important milestones in Chicago’s past are often remembered by the designs that announced and celebrated them. They offer an intriguing reflection of the times and how we view ourselves.”’
Due to the success of its recent Kickstarter campaign and support from sponsors, ChiDM will be extending this first exhibition into late September. Following the June 12 launch near the end of Chicago Design Week, the exhibition will run through September 30 and will be open Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 to 7 p.m. ChiDM also plans to host several monthly events during the summer exhibition that serve its mission and the community. The summer kicks off with the official Opening Reception in June. ChiDM and the Chicago Film Archive will host “Films of the New Bauhaus: Re-Shaping the World” in July. August sees the return of the popular “Adobe Presents” event, and in September visitors are invited to the Catalog Release Party. The museum will then prepare the space for a second exhibition, with further details to be announced nearer the time. For more information on upcoming events and ChiDM, visit www.chidm.com. View photos at the ChiDM Instagram page here.
ChiDM is a permanent institution celebrating and sharing design excellence. Based at Block Thirty Seven in the heart of the Loop, ChiDM collects and exhibits local, national, and international design and presents rotating exhibitions throughout the year. ChiDM is a growing resource for the Chicago design community, intended to facilitate an open dialogue about contemporary and historical design through exhibitions, events, and digital media. For the past two years, ChiDM has operated as a highly-successful pop-up museum, working with artists and designers including Marian Bantjes, Ed Fella, Debbie Millman, and Wolfgang Weingart."
Image via ChiDM