Citing Black Geographies


Published by GRAY, Citing Black Geographies presents the work of fifteen artists whose practices examine “black space”—a term describing the topographies, zones, scenes, and structures that portend black cultural experience.
Curated by Romi Crawford, a cultural theorist and professor of visual and critical studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Citing Black Geographies includes works by Dawoud Bey, McArthur Binion, the Black Arts Movement School Modality, Nick Cave, Coco Fusco, Theaster Gates, Rashid Johnson, Tony Lewis, the Staples Jr. Singers, Tavares Strachan, Jan Tichy, jina valentine, Carrie Mae Weems, and Amanda Williams.
The book’s subtle blind embossed cover mirrors and anchors the artists within the table of contents as well as each artist’s chapter throughout the book, suggesting a reading experience that feels both fixed and open-ended. Additionally, the typeface VTC Du Bois, by Tré Seals, is used throughout as a reference to and an extension of the work of W.E.B. Du Bois’ and his students’ hand-drawn and uppercase sans serif used in nearly 60 poster-sized infographics for the 1900 World's Fair in Paris
Tobey Albright
Mollie Edgar
Production Manager
David Maruzzella
die Keure
Color Separations
Professional Graphics
Sheila Majumdar and David B. Olsen
Typeface Designers
VTC Du Bois by Tré Seals and Standard by Bryce Wilner
GRAY Production and Editing
Raven Falquez Munsell, Andy Pruett, Sarah Sexton, and Malaika Shuck