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
  • 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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