Nick Adam
Visual brand identity for Archive 13, the design competition from the Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago Design Archive and AIGA Chicago

Design Studio

Studio Junglecat


Society of Typogaphic Arts
AIGA Chicago
Chicago Design Archive

Cultural, Design

Brand Identity, Print, Campaign, Interactive


Bob Zeni, 
Archive Chair

Matt Wizinsky, 
Design Direction, Design

Nick Adam
Design Direction, Design

The Chicago Design Archive is a cultural resource archiving the now-ness of each year in Chicago’s communication design community with design artifacts dating from 1869. For Archive13, the Society of Typographic Art selected Studio Junglecat to collaborate with Nick Adam and the Archive Chair, Bob Zeni, to define the 2013 voice and image across various identity and promotional materials.

Every society creates its own culture and develops its own mythology. Mythology is found in the symbolic codes of the community, including its visual representations, pageantry, and rituals. It is only through a belief in, a commitment to, and a shared understanding of the common culture that a community will thrive. We discovered this same likeness in the Archive, as it is a yearlong series of rituals, rich with meaning and metaphor, that fulfill its purpose by selecting and celebrating outstanding Chicago design. These rituals align with those of any civil or religious society and follow certain archetypes: Sacrifice, Judgment, and Worship. 

Nick Adam and Matt Wizinsky selected the Archive 13 Judges to be Dana Arnett (VSA Partners), Marian Bantjes, Jon Forss (Non-Format), Michael Freimuth (Franklyn), and Kim Knoll (Knoed)

Core77 Professional Notable 2014
STA 100 2014
How International Design Awards 2014

Nick Adam, Design Director 
and Associate Partner at Span.Studio

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