Hayward Blake design collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1960s–2000s and undated

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

34.6 linear feet of material consisting job files, logo designs, and samples from the work of Hayward Blake for clients and employers.

Biographical Historical Note

Hayward Blake is a graphic designer based in Evanston, Illinois and the owner of Hayward Blake and Company, which he founded in 1964. Blake has also collaborated with other Chicago-area designers. With Jack Weiss, he founded the firm of Blake & Weiss, which lasted from 1967 to 1977. From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, the two of them also worked with three other designers--Hank Robertz, Bruce Beck, and Bud Nabry--in an Evanston-based organization called The Design Partnership, which served as a model for similar collaborative efforts elsewhere. Blake has been active in and has received recognition from numerous clubs and professional associations, including "The 27 Chicago Designers," the Caxton Club, Design Evanston, the Fellowship of the American Bibliographic Societies, and the Society of Typographic Arts.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Robert L. Even Chicago Design History Collection, University of Illinois at Chicago.