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Theaster Gates: Every Square Needs a Circle

The STA 100 is an international competition that has been honoring the best 100 works of typographic excellence every year for 42 years. Each fall, the STA brings the global design community together by inviting all creative professionals to submit typographic work and get recognized for it while building a network with unique industry opportunities in Chicago and beyond.

Gates' 2019 catalogue, winning the 2020 Judge's Choice Award, was designed to accompany the exhibition of the same name and offers a detailed look at the artist’s recent work in multimedia sculpture and installation. The book’s design responds to and extends several characteristics of works in the exhibition and opens with a poem printed in bronze ink written by Theaster Gates. Alongside an essay by artist and writer Zachary Cahill the publication also features 48 color illustrations, 4-page gatefold, a foil stamped slipcase and silkscreened cover.