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Contest: Submit a Design for our Button Machine

June 1, 2022 12:00 am Chicago Athletic Association hotel

Did you know we’ve got a pretty popular old-school button machine at the hotel? Our machine features a rotating array of colorful custom-designed pins, putting the spotlight on hotel history, Chicago icons, and landmarks, plus a rendition of our hotel logo, designed by renowned Chicago street artist Don’t Fret. For the 2022 summer series, we’re looking for 2 new artist-designed buttons and we’re collecting your submissions until June 1.

Please email designs to
You can find the 1″ button template on our printer’s website here.

Please submit artwork according to the following guidelines:• Art is in CMYK Color
• Art is at least as big at the button face, 1″• Art is at least 300 dpi
• All fonts outlined• All linked images are embedded in file• Fonts are 5pt size or above• Line weight is 0.5pt thick or above• Accepted File Types are .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf, .ai, .psd, eps, .gif, .tif• Please submit files that are 10mb or lower

Buttons will launch end of May!

Here’s some examples from the last artist series:

June 1, 2022 12:00 am

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