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Richard Shanks: President of the Society of Typographic Arts

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Richard Shanks (BFA 1988) was recently named President of the Society of Typographic Arts (STA), Chicago’s oldest professional design organization. Since its inception in Chicago in 1927, The Society of Typographic Arts has been a vital participant in the Chicago design community, sponsoring seminars and conferences, and developing publications. 

Mr. Shanks has been tasked with rebuilding the STA (known for a short period in the 1990s as the American Center for Design) to be a valuable resource for designers, students and design firms. Recently, Mr. Shanks was integral to bringing Erik Spiekermann and Charles Spencer Anderson to speak at the STA.