Joseph F. Cada

American, 1922 - 1993


Joseph Cada studied at the Institute of Design (The New Bauhaus) in Chicago from 1947-1951. During WWII, Cada was a Cyptographic Technician Code and Cipher Chief in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. for the European Theatre. He worked as an industrial designer and creative director for such companies as Fred Harvey, Lion Match Corp., Age Advertising and American Hospital Supply. His menu design for a Santa Fe restaurant won a design prize of menu of the year from the American Restaurant Association. Additionally, Cada won 4th place in a national competition for fabric and wallpaper design. Cada was also a professional photographer. He died in Chicago in 1993.

  • Cada 3385

    Visual Fundamentals , ca. 1947
    Casein on paper
    8 1/2 x 8 inches
    #3385
  • 3386 cada 3386

    Visual Fundamentals , ca. 1947
    Casein on paper
    8 1/2 x 8 inches
    #3386
  • Cada 3387

    Visual Fundamentals, ca. 1947
    Casein on paper
    8 1/2 x 8 inches
    #3387
  • Cada 3397

    Visual Fundamentals, ca. 1947
    Graphite and conte crayon on paper
    6 x 6 inches
    #3397
  • 3399 cada 3399

    Visual Fundamentals, ca. 1947
    Graphite and conte crayon on paper
    6 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches
    #3399
  • Cada 3398

    Visual Fundamentals , ca. 1947
    Graphite and conte crayon on paper
    5 x 7 inches
    #3398
  • Cada 3400

    Visual Fundamentals, ca. 1947
    Graphite on paper
    7 1/4 x 10 inches
    #3400
  • Cada 3379

    Visual Fundamentals I, Plate 2, Problem 3, 1947
    Casein and ink on paper
    7 x 10 1/2 inches
    #3379
  • 3381 cada 3381

    Visual Fundamentals I, Plate 2, Problem 3, 1947
    Casein and ink on paper
    4 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches
    #3381
  • Cada 3382

    Visual Fundamentals I: Plate 2, Problem 3, 1947
    Casein and ink on paper
    2 3/4 x 4 inches
    #3382
  • Cada 3378

    Visual Fundamentals I: Plate 2, Problem 3, 1947
    Casein and ink on paper
    4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
    #3378
  • Cada 3370

    Visual Fundamentals I: Plate 1, Problem 3, 1947
    Watercolor and ink on paper
    3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
    #3370
  • Cada 3373

    Visual Fundamentals I: Plate 1, Problem 3, 1947
    Gouache on paper
    4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
    #3373
  • Cada 3372

    Visual Fundamentals I: Plate 1, Problem 3, 1947
    Watercoloron paper
    5 x 7 inches
    #3372
  • Cada 3431

    Visual Fundamentals, ca. 1947
    Ink on paper
    4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches
    #3431

Joseph Cada studied at the Institute of Design (The New Bauhaus) in Chicago from 1947-1951. During WWII, Cada was a Cyptographic Technician Code and Cipher Chief in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. for the European Theatre. He worked as an industrial designer and creative director for such companies as Fred Harvey, Lion Match Corp., Age Advertising and American Hospital Supply. His menu design for a Santa Fe restaurant won a design prize of menu of the year from the American Restaurant Association. Additionally, Cada won 4th place in a national competition for fabric and wallpaper design. Cada was also a professional photographer. He died in Chicago in 1993.

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