The Cameron University Department of Art will present acclaimed graphic designer D.J. Stout on Thursday, November 19 at 6 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. Stout, a partner in the internationally renowned design firm Pentagram, will share his insights on graphic design. The event is open to the public at no charge. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.
Sixth generation Texan D.J. Stout studied graphic design at Texas Tech University, where he has been honored as a distinguished alumnus. After beginning his graphic design career in 1981 at Robert A. Wilson Associates in Dallas, he moved to Austin in 1987 to become art director of the nationally respected and critically acclaimed Texas Monthly magazine. During his tenure, the publication was nominated for 10 National Magazine Awards and was awarded the prestigious prize three times. In a special 1998 issue, American Photo magazine selected Stout as one of the "100 most important people in photography" primarily because of the impressive body of original photographic works that he commissioned and art directed during his 13 years at Texas Monthly.
In January 2000, he joined Pentagram as a partner in the Austin office, where his wide-ranging expertise encompasses the design and redesign of a variety of publications including magazines, books and catalogs. He and his team also specialize in identity design, branding, packaging, exhibitions and website design. In 2004, International Design magazine profiled Stout as one of its "Fifty American Designers."
Stout's design work is represented in several permanent collections across the country, including the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Austin Museum of Art; the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Southwestern and Mexican Photography Collection in the Witliff Collections at Texas State University; the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas; and the Library of Congress.
For more information, contact the CU Department of Art at 581-2450.
October 30, 2009