STA100 Judges Night Opening Celebration
Meet the Judges. See the Winning Work.

It’s back! First launched in 1978, The STA 100 Competition is bigger and better than ever. The Society of Typographic Arts seeks to honor the best 100 examples of communication design that utilize innovative typography and design from around the world.

Judges Night will be an exciting opportunity to meet the judges, hear their best-of-show selections, and celebrate the competition with STA.

This year's judges:
  • Neville Brody
  • Denise Gonzales Crisp
  • Martin Venezky

Over the last three decades, Neville Brody has established himself as one of the most prolific, innovative and influential designers working in the world. He has consistently produced inspirational work that pushes visual boundaries, breaks new creative ground and is admired by a diverse international audience.

A renowned typographer, art director and brand strategist, Brody is a hands-on practitioner working with a diverse roster of clients from global Corporations to local businesses. Alongside his studio work as CEO and Founding Associate of his practice, Brody Associates, he is also a passionate voice in the design community, an educator (Dean of the School of Communications – Royal College of Art) and a spokesman for counter culture in the creative industries.

Denise Gonzales Crisp is a designer, writer, educator, curator, and author of Graphic Design in Context: Typography (Thames&Hudson, 2012). She is Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Graphic and Industrial Design, College of Design, North Carolina State University, and is the Director of the Master of Graphic Design (MGD) program. Her work and writing are published internationally, most recently in Design and Culture Journal, and Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986.

Denise has presented, lectured, given keynote addresses, or conducted workshops at conferences and numerous institutions in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and across the U.S. Her expertise and interests in typography, typographic education, typographic tools, and Graphic Design (The Discipline), are fodder for her design writing. The DecoRational (a term she coined) was the basis for the exhibition Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, co-curated with Susan Yelavi.

Martin Venezky first gained renown in 1995 for the design of Speak Magazine. With his firm, Appetite Engineers, Venezky continues his dedication to craft, process and detail while colliding the handmade with the digital. In 1997, he was among I.D. magazine’s “ID40” list of influential designers. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has honored Venezky with a solo exhibition, and his monograph, It Is Beautiful…Then Gone, is published by Princeton Architectural Press. Venezky has crafted illustrations for the New York Times and Wired, and installations at the Silicon Valley Facebook and Adobe campuses. Most recently, his book design for the wildly popular Wes Anderson Collection has earned him new fans. Since 1993, Venezky has taught at California College of the Arts, where he is currently Associate Professor in the Graduate Design Program and last year he was inducted into the esteemed Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).


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