Top Ten List by Carlos Segura

The TDR™ My Top Tens book by The Designers Republic is now available and we could not be more excited to be a part of it. The list of participants is impressive and are honored to be included.

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Alex Webster, Alice Rawsthorn, Andreas Pihlström, Andrew Walker, Angharad Lewis, Ashleigh Barron, Azusa Ozawa, Barbara Morgenstern, Bojan Hadzihalilovic, Bostjan Vuga, Chris Madden, Cindy Stern, Clemens, Weisshaar, Clint Mansell, Cory Schmitz, Craig Burston, Cristabel Christo, Damon Fairclough, Daniel Glaser, Dave Haslam, David Bailey, David Crow, David Nicholas Wilkinson, Deljana Iossifova, Dijana Vucinic, Dominique Fletcher, Duggie Fields, Edward Ricart, Eivind Aarset, Elodie Ginsbourg, Erik Spiekermann, Evan Sharp, Franklin Tipton, George Law, Graham Crabb, Graham Jones, Graham Wood, Gudrun Gut, Hugh Allan, Hugo Glendinning, Ian Anderson, James Sommerville, Jessica Walsh, James Fry, John L Walters, Jon Hannan, Jonathan Waring, Jonathan Barnbrook and Jonathan Newbould to name a few.

The Bright Side by Carlos Segura

Everyone's got a story, and of course I have mine. Thanks to Melis Sönmez for sharing it on her beautiful project celebrating our varied cultures called The Bright Side. Its an honor to be among, Pilu SanchezWhitney C. & Anton J.Adriana Mendez MartinezManuel Torres, Sun SeguraAysegul SanfordEduardo Vea KeatingSigne J. & Dogan S.Petra BachmaierCarlos Arturo TorresSarp Kerem YavuzRenata Graw and Michaël Harboun, just to name a few.

While we came to the US in 1965, it wasn't until 1967 that we could even be in a place to celebrate Christmas. This photo is taken in the home I grew up in. Me (in center bottom) with two of my brothers. Eddy on the left and Robert on the bike.

While we came to the US in 1965, it wasn't until 1967 that we could even be in a place to celebrate Christmas. This photo is taken in the home I grew up in. Me (in center bottom) with two of my brothers. Eddy on the left and Robert on the bike.

Columbia College by Carlos Segura

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Carlos Segura and Rick Valicenti will do a joint talk at 6 PM to Ron Kovach's final class of the semester at Columbia College Chicago located at 623 South Wabash in room 917.

Iker Gil, Carlos Segura, Rick Valicenti and Ron Kovach.

Iker Gil, Carlos Segura, Rick Valicenti and Ron Kovach.

2017 AIGA Fellow Award by Carlos Segura

The Fellow award is a peer honor, bestowed upon designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. Each year, many of AIGA’s chapters honor local design legends with this esteemed award. 

On Thursday, April 13th the ceremony will be held at Loft on Lake and we are tremediously honored to be part of such great company.


Join us for a night of drinks, light bites, and celebratory cheers.

The Fellow Award
Carlos Segura

The Corporate Leadership Award
Cards Against Humanity

The Above & Beyond Award
Kelly Knaga

The Emerging Designer Award
Jenna BlazevichSophia Brown, and Alex Sheyn

Fellow Award
The Fellow Award program is a means of recognizing mature designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within the Chicago design community and within AIGA Chicago. The areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design are given equal consideration in measuring significance. Chapter Fellows are listed at and honored at the AIGA Awards, held each year in New York.

Past Chicago Chapter Recipients:
2016: Maria Grillo, Victor Margolin
2014: Dana Arnett, Wendy Pressley-Jacobs
2013: Cheryl Towler Weese
2012: Harri Boller
2011: Marcia Lausen
2010: Arnold Goodwin
2009: Morton Goldscholl
2008: Art Paul, Jilly Simons
2007: Joseph Michael Essex
2006: Greg Samata, Pat Samata
2005: Robert Vogele
2004: Rick Valicenti
2003: Philip Burton
2002: Susan Jackson Keig
2001: John Massey
2000: Bart Crosby
1999: Hayward Blake

National AIGA Awards Recipients.

Pencilvania by Carlos Segura

"Pencilvania, Blood & News" is a monthly publication from Barcelona by Juan Cardosa and  Its very first issue will be dedicated to Trump.

Selected artists include Mr. Zé, Carles Murillo, Pedro Sevilla, Andrés Requena, Santi Gonzales, Xavi Palouzie, Gillermo Aliaga, Pedro Triviñio, Alessandro Apal, Jordi Alcaraz, David Torrents, Buen Javier, Quim Massana, Francis Rebollar, Juan X. Vazquez, Ludwig Caramillo, Luca Cappuccio, Hiroshi Shimamura, Sebastian Diaz, Luis Paadin, 57 Serigrafia, Juan Cardosa and Oscar Guayabero.

Our submission is below.

Archive's 200 Best Package Designs by Carlos Segura

An international jury comprising of art directors, designers and publishing professionals on behalf of Lürzer’s Archive's 200 Best Packaging Design worldwide 2017/2018 showcases our "Grid" Project for Alex Ross in this 300 page book with a circulation of 20,000 and available for €34.50.


Car+Culture by Carlos Segura

Carlos Segura knows design, he knows cars, he loves both and combines the effort on his Cartype blog that has been named "The Top 100 Car Blogs" in 2016 by Feedspot and WashOS, as well as "The best 25 Car Blogs" by Defensive Driving and "Top 100 Automotive Blogs" in 2015 by NFC. Filmmaker Ben Derico features Carlos in the latest installment of his video series called Car+Culture.

New World School of the Arts by Carlos Segura

Carlos Segura will give a lecture to the graphic design's student body of the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida on Monday April 11, 2016. NWSA is a public arts conservatory that provides affordable arts education for all. 

Typodarium 2017 by Carlos Segura

Typodarium is a tear-off calendar, just like the one our grandma used to hang in the kitchen. But this calendar unveils a new font everyday. We can therefore have, a whole year long, the chance to broaden our knowledge, to discover the font’s history and development, to possess a piece of jewellery that is new everyday. On the front, the font will be prominently displayed, and on the back it will be described in details. How it originated, from what or who came the inspiration and where we can obtain the font.

We're honored to be a part of this calendar with four days, Thursday May 4, Friday July 21, Friday November 17 and Saturday November 21 which feature seven font families, including Square 40 and Square 45, Time In Hell, Pintor as well as the complete set of Marquer by Carlos Segura.

Lars Harmsen Designer and publicist. Editor of Slanted magazine and weblog. Co-Editor of Photodarium.
Raban Ruddigkeit. Designer and publicist. Editor of Freistil. Co-Editor of Photodarium.


Typeforce 7 by Carlos Segura

Curators Ed Marzsewski & Dawn Hancock have included our StreetsOfSadness initiative among those selected to be one of the participants of Typeforce 7, which opens on Friday, February 26, at the Co-Prosperity Sphere located at 3219 South Morgan Street in Chicago, Illinois. 

Register via Facebook to see the 2016 exhibition, which includes artists like...

Alexander Hayashi, Andy Gregg, Benjamin Koditschek, Brian Hanson, Bud Rodecker, Carlos Segura, Coleman Collins, Collin Joyce, David Sieren, Elisabeth Hass, Ellen Winston, James Johnston, Jenna Blazevich, Jessica Barrett Sattell, Lora Fosberg, Michael Zhang, Michelle Winchell, Mohamed Dardiri, Peter Compernolle, Pouya Ahmadi, Pegah Ahmadi, Remy Glock, Rick Griffith, Rick Valicenti, Sam Rosen, Scott Albrecht, Shelby Rothenöfer, Taek Kim, Taekyeom Lee, Tanner Bowman, and Tanner Woodford.

Reader - Word-art is the word at Typeforce.

Form by Carlos Segura

Carlos Segura has accepted the invitation from @FITC to speak at the FORM conference in Chicago at the Chicago History Museum at 1601 North Clark Street on November 3rd at 2:15pm. The event runs from November 2-3, 2015.

Other speakers include Stefan Sagmeister-Partner at Sagmeister & Walsh, Chuck Anderson-Artist and Designer at NoPattern, Nicholas Felton-Information Designer at Feltron and GMUNK-Design Director at Gmunk, to name just a few.

Tezign by Carlos Segura

Carlos Segura is interviewed by Kexin Shu for Tezign, a design community of over 50,000 design and technology lovers and is considered as a designer union in China. With 200+ volunteers, they produce great articles to spread design knowledge and to encourage innovation.

University Union by Carlos Segura

Carlos Segura will speak to two groups of art and design students from Clarke University and Mount Mercy University on September 18th at noon. This unique opportunity to join the groups from two different art and design schools will take place at the Basecamp offices in Chicago.

SFK by Carlos Segura

On September 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 3PM, Carlos Segura, Jason Fried and Nathan Kontny will chat about our experiences and share some general thoughts in a live show on YouTube for 4-days. If you were unable join us, the four chats are posted below.

Great Talks at DK by Carlos Segura

On Agust 27, 2015, Carlos Segura presents at Digital Kitchen's ongoing "Great Talks@DK" series.