The Chicago Design Archive, a virtual museum of the best of Chicago design, has added over 30 posters by Parker to its remarkable collection. He is only the third person from Park Ridge, Illinois to be so honored, the others are Frederic Goudy and Alfonso Iannelli.
“It is so cool to be included in the Chicago Design Archive — It’s like being inducted into the designers’ version of the Baseball Hall of Fame,” Parker says. “I’m humbled to have my work added to a collection of Chicago works that feature such design greats as John Massey, Ralph Eckerstom, Herbert Bayer, Oswald Cooper, Paul Rand, and Susan Jackson Keig.”
The Archive is committed to preserving the history of Chicago’s design and Chicago’s creative vision. “The Chicago Design Archive is an outstanding resource for the arts in education everywhere, so that tomorrow’s creative people can develop and share their talents with all of us,” Parker says.