This Is Chicago


AIGA Chicago's biggest event of the year—This Is Chicago—happens Thursday, June 12, and it's time to buy your tickets.

In honor of AIGA's centennial, the celebration will center on 100 Chicago designers’ visual responses to a simple question: "What does design in Chicago mean to you?"

Each response will be a single poster. All those posters will go on display at Venue One, the West Loop's premier event space. And one copy of each will be raffled off that night. You can purchase as many tickets as you'd like—for as many posters as you'd like—to up your chances of winning.

There's more to this thing than the posters, though. There's also an open bar with custom specialty cocktails. And next-level snacks. And a photo booth and DJs (the Superfriends), of course. And don't forget the opportunity to rub elbows with designers from the Post Family, Thirst, SonnenzimmerCards Against HumanitySomeoddpilot, Plural, Firebellythe Noun Project and VSA—just to name a bunch.

All of this, plus a raffle ticket, comes with your paid admission. You can buy your way in at the door, but it's even better (for everyone and your wallet) if you buy right here ahead of time.

All your friends will be there. You should come too.

When and where to show up:

Thursday, June 12, 2014
7-9:30pm Voting
9:30pm Winners announced

Venue One
1044 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

Online registration (before midnight, June 11)
$30 Members
$50 Non-members
$20 Student Members
Free admission to poster designers. Please RSVP to Kelly Knaga 

Registration at the door 
$45 Members
$65 Non-members
$30 Student Members
Free admission to poster designers. Please RSVP to Kelly Knaga

Raffle tickets (online pre-sale with purchase of registration)
$7 each
$50 for book of 10

Raffle tickets (at the event)
$10 each
$45 for book of 5
$80 for book of 10
$350 for book of 50

Online only: Family Package #1: $350 (value $750)
5 admission tickets
50 raffle tickets

Online only: Family Package #2: $700 (value $1500)
10 admission tickets
100 raffle tickets

Premier Event Sponsors



Friends of AIGA Chicago


Print Sponsor


Paper Sponsor


Venue Sponsor


In-Kind Wine Sponsor


In-Kind Beer Sponsor


In-Kind Cider Sponsor


In-Kind Liquor Sponsors








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