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TDK Awards season is upon us! Make sure to check out all the details on the TDK site and apply apply apply! Speaking of applying, Groupon is hiring a visual designer. Come celebrate and RSVP to the closing party for the @aigachicago Fall Mentorship Program on 11/29. Get inspired by reading up on @lianajegers and her illustration work in her interview on the site. Thanks so much for everyone who came to our latest #TDKtuesdays event—stay in touch in the Facebook group, The Design Kids Chicago.

Good reads from TDK friends

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On The Grid Chicago

On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.

Visit onthegrid.city/chicago

Discovering A Mid-Century Design Powerhouse Through Her Recipes

A little over four years ago, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton was browsing through some faded, fragile volumes at an antiquarian book……
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

Creative Mornings / CHI

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community.

Visit creativemornings.com/chi

Burning Questions

A free online weekly video series for creatives of all creeds who’ve lost their spark and are searching for soulfire.

Visit youtube.com/JamesVictore

Friends of Type

Friends of Type features original typographic design and lettering – fresh visual content – practically every day, by the four primary contributors. Posts are meant to log ideas, express ourselves, and inspire each other and our readers. The last week of every month we feature a guest designer, someone we admire and think will elevate our work and the site through their contribution.

Visit friendsoftype.com

AIGA Chicago

AIGA Chicago is a dynamic community of 1600+ members, including designers, communication professionals, design educators and students.

Visit chicago.aiga.org

Sagmeister & Walsh

Sagmeister & Walsh is a NYC based full service design firm that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects for clients, audiences and ourselves.

Visit sagmeisterwalsh.com

The Society of Typographic Arts

The Society of Typographic Arts is Chicago’s oldest professional design organization. We are designers who promote high standards and focus on the art and craft of typography, design, and visual communication.

Visit sta-chicago.org

When is a Designer Not A Designer? When He’s a Conceptual Fine Art Printmaker Too

Once the first decade of professional life has passed by, it’s easy to feel that a chosen (or perhaps stumbled……
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

TSH.

TSH is a career resource for student designers and young creatives looking for insider insight, honest answers and solid solutions to go pro.

Visit learntsh.com

Happy Hour

Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. Champlur, by Sophie Giraldeau This is a student project, so is unfortunately as-yet-unrealized, butwe are crossing our fingers that it will see the light of day. Quebec University student Sophie Giral…
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

One More Year May be Illustrator Simon Hanselmann’s Most Disgusting Comic to Date

The most striking thing about the cover design of Simon Hanselmanns One More Yearis the shiny lenticular foil that highlights not only the title lettering, but also the tears and saliva pouring forth from the protagonists disembodied head. The book is the last in the current series of Megg and Mogg…
Visit eyeondesign.aiga.org

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#TDKpeepshow is our very own corner of the internet where we like to see what you're working on. If you are a Graphic Design student or graduate, tag us in your final projects on instagram, @thedesignkids #TDKpeepshow and we'll try and feature your work on our homepage, newsletter and socials to 117,783 people.

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