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Design Museum of Chicago

Design on Dearborn Street

Discover graphic design, architecture, and urban planning as you explore Dearborn Street in the heart of Chicago’s Loop.

  • 1.

    Printer's Row

    Printer's Row

    A quarter-mile stretch of Dearborn and adjacent streets is a neighborhood known as Printer’s Row, which once was the center of the Midwest’s printing industry.

  • 2.

    Marina Towers

    Marina Towers

    A vertical city and one of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, Marina City is the most prominent expression of Goldberg’s curvilinear building shapes.

  • 3.

    Block 37

    Block 37

    Chicago’s original grid pattern featured numbered blocks with the area between State and Dearborn, Randolph and Washington named Block 37 which is home to the Chicago Design Museum.

  • 4.

    Massey's Daley Plaza

    Massey's Daley Plaza

    John Massey is a Chicago design legend and one of the pioneers of American modernism in graphic design who designed the banners that flew in Daley Plaza.

  • 5.

    Paul Rand's Morningstar Logo

    Paul Rand's Morningstar Logo

    Since Morningstar was founded in 1984 they have been a champion of good design, putting it at the center of their product development and communications initiatives. Joe Mansueto, the company’s founder, tells of when he commissioned famed graphic designer Paul Rand to develop a company logo.

  • 6.

    First National Bank/Chase Tower

    First National Bank/Chase Tower

    The Container Corporation of America was one of the first corporations to integrate design as a condition of good business.

  • 7.

    Divvy Bikes

    Divvy Bikes

    This stop on our tour features the designer Nick Adam telling about his work for Chicago’s bike share program Divvy, which is only a few years young.

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