The Chicago Graphic Design Club celebrates graphic design as both an experimental practice & profession across Chicago.

Focused on amplifying the theory & practice of design through conversation & community. We advocate for new ideas & champion diversity of thought.


The Chicago Graphic Design Club, formerly known as the Chicago Design Book Club, was built out of the desire to bridge the gap between the theory & practice of the discourse of Graphic Design. Our mission is to exist as a platform for designers to engage in critical thinking & conversation.

We are Artists, Students, Professionals, Writers, Creators.
We are Graphic Designers.

More exciting things coming in 2020.

We'd love to hear from you

What do you want in a design community?


past events

book club meeting

June 24th | 6 – 7pm
The ABC's of Triangle, Square, Circle: The Bauhaus & Design Theory by Ellon Lupton & J. Abbott Miller

book club meeting

May 6th | 6 – 7pm
Design as Art by Bruno Munari