A poster inviting guests to the book launch of a design retrospective covering 30 years of Pentagram partner DJ Stout’s 35 year career–all in the state of Texas. The book Variations on a Rectangle, published by the University of Texas Press, focuses primarily on Stout’s inventive editorial and book design work from his 13 years as the art director of Texas Monthly magazine and 17 years as the principal of Pentagram's Austin office.
The poster features a portrait shot by New York photographer John Madere of Stout in his hometown of Alpine located in far West Texas. The custom made wooden frame is a reference to the book’s title and subject matter.
The book launch was well attended and the photograph has been included in a series of portraits Madere has made of prominent graphic designers.
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