• IdentificationMSMcCa86
  • Title
    • Bob McCamant collection MSMcCa86
    • McCamant, Bob collection
  • PublisherRichard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • LanguageEnglish
  • RepositoryRichard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
  • Physical Description2.5 Linear feet
  • Date
    • Bulk, 1977-1983
    • 1934-1981
  • AbstractBob McCamant founded the Chicago Reader in 1971 and served as the art director for more than two decades. This collection reflects his involvement with the Society of Typographic Arts and other professional activities.
  • OriginationMcCamant, Bob

Old Resource ID was BMcCamant

In 1971 along with friends from Carleton College, Bob McCamant founded the Chicago Reader, an alternative free weekly newspaper focused on cultural and political issues in Chicago. McCamant served for more than two decades as the Reader's art designer, and distinguished the publication from other free weekly papers through its clean and professional design, During this era, McCamant played a role in professionalizing art design through his work as editor for the journal of the Society for Typographic Arts (STA), as well as organizing conferences and giving speeches. McCamant also founded the Sherwin Beach Press, for which he serves as designer and editor.

This collection highlights McCamant's professional activities through conferences, journals and newsletters of professional organizations, and various activities related to the design career. The collection primarily includes periodicals, publications, speeches, correspondence, photos, slides, and audiotapes.

Bob McCamant collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • NamesMcCamant, Bob -- Archives
  • SubjectChicago Design History.