About the book

As AIGA celebrated its centennial in 2014, AIGA Chicago seized the opportunity to join forces with the Chicago Design Museum to capture this defining time in our history, our community and our city.   

Over the course of the year, we sought out and interviewed an eclectic mix of designers who have had significant impact on us—in hopes that their passion, perseverance, humility and bravery will enable you to see Chicago the way that we see it. Our intent is not to chronicle the history of design in Chicago, but to celebrate what it is that makes our community different than any other. 

We are friends, rivals and collaborators. We follow our hearts, roll up our sleeves and get shit done.