Sagmeister & Bantjes: Now In Production
AIGA Houston and CAMH Present: Sagmeister & Bantjes: Now In Production
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and AIGA Houston are proud to bring two giants of design to the city for a special one-night engagement. Stefan Sagmeister and Marian Bantjes join each other on stage at Zilkha Hall for a presentation on their respective bodies of work as well as a conversation between the two. The event is presented in conjunction with the major exhibition Graphic Design: Now In Production at CAMH, on view from July 20-September 29, 2013. The event is open to the public. Tickets are available online at www.houston.aiga.org; general admission is $25 with discounted pricing of $15 for AIGA and CAMH members.
Stefan Sagmeister and Marian Bantjes are two of the biggest names in graphic design today.
Both legends in their fields, they are more than just contemporaries. As friends and frequent collaborators, they'll share their unique insights and experiences in the world of design, particularly noting works of theirs currently featured in the exhibition Graphic Design: Now In Production. In addition to speaking individually, both will do a combined presentation followed by a Q&A session.
About Stefan Sagmeister
Born in Austria, Stefan Sagmeister is a New York-based graphic designer and typographer. Known for following his intuition wherever it takes him, Sagmeister has carved a niche for himself as one of the most provocative, influential, and inspiring designers working today. His design firm, Sagmeister & Walsh, creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books, and objects for clients, audiences, and themselves. His diverse and illustrious client list includes musicians such as the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, and The Talking Heads, for which he received his first Grammy Award in 2005 for his art directing of Once in a Lifetime box set. Other clients include HBO, Capitol Records, and the Guggenheim Museum. (www.sagmeisterwalsh.com)
About Marian Bantjes
Marian Bantjes is a designer, typographer, illustrator and writer working internationally from her base on a small island off the west coast of Canada, near Vancouver. She is known for her detailed and lovingly precise vector art, and her obsessive handwork, patterning, and ornament. She is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), and regularly speaks about her work and thoughts at conferences and events worldwide. Her international clients include Saks Fifth Avenue, Penguin Books, GRANTA, Wallpaper*, The Guardian, WIRED, Stefan Sagmeister, Winterhouse (Bill Drenttel & Jessica Helfand), Maharam, Ogilvy & Mather Chicago, Young & Rubicam Chicago, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Print Magazine, GQ Italia, and The New York Times, among others from Europe, Australia and South America. (www.bantjes.com)
About Graphic Design — Now In Production
Graphic Design-Now in Production, on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston July 20-September 29, 2013, is a major international exhibition that explores some of the most vibrant graphic design work produced since 2000, including posters, books, magazines, identity and branding, information graphics, typography and typefaces, and film and television title graphics. The exhibition is organized around eight themes: Posters, Magazines, Books, Information Design, Branding, Typography, Storefront, and Film and Television Titles. Graphic Design-Now in Production is co-organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York.
Graphic Design—Now In Production is co-organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York. This exhibition has been made possible by the patrons, benefactors and donors to the Museum’s Major Exhibition Fund: Major Patron - Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Fayez Sarofim, Michael Zilkha;Patrons - Carol C. Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Kempner III, Ms. Louisa Stude Sarofim, Mr. Wallace Wilson; Benefactors - Anne and David Kirkland, George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, Louise D. Jamail, KPMG, LLP, Beverly and Howard Robinson, Andrew Schirrmeister III, Leigh and Reggie Smith; Donors - A Fare Extraordinaire, Anonymous, Bank of Texas, Bergner and Johnson Design, Jereann Chaney, Elizabeth Howard Crowell, Dillon Kyle, Architecture, Sara Dodd-Spickelmier and Keith Spickelmier, Ruth Dreessen and Thomas Van Laan, Marita and J.B. Fairbanks, Jo and Jim Furr, Barbara and Michael Gamson, Brenda and William Goldberg, King & Spalding L.L.P., Marley Lott, Judy and Scott Nyquist, Belinda Phelps and Randy Howard, Phillips, Lauren Rottet, David I. Saperstein, Scurlock Foundation, Susan Vaughan Foundation, Inc., and Karen and Harry Susman.
The Museum receives support for its education programs from: Anonymous, Dillon Kyle Architecture, Frost Bank, Louise D. Jamail, Mr. and Mrs. I.H. Kempner III, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Robert and Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Leticia Loya, Elisabeth McCabe, M.D. Anderson Foundation, Marian and Speros Martel Foundation Endowment, Andrew R. McFarland, Mark and Mary Ann Miller, Nordstrom, Inc., Ms. Louisa Stude Sarofim, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Women for the Arts, Martha Claire Tompkins, and Elizabeth Satel Young.
Teen Council is supported by Ms. Louisa Stude Sarofim, Texas Women for the Arts, and Texas Commission on the Arts.
Funding for the Museum’s operations through the Fund for the Future is made possible by generous grants from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Anonymous, Jereann Chaney, Sara Dodd-Spickelmier and Keith Spickelmier, Jo and Jim Furr, Barbara and Michael Gamson, Brenda and William Goldberg, Marley Lott, Leticia Loya, Fayez Sarofim, Andrew Schirrmeister III, and David and Marion Young.
CAMH’s operations and programs are made possible through the generosity of the Museum’s trustees, patrons, members and donors. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston receives partial operating support from the Houston Endowment, the City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, The Wortham Foundation Inc., and artMRKT. CAMH also thanks its artist benefactors for their support including Ricci Albenda, McArthur Binion, Brendan Cass, Jack Early, Robert Gober, Wayne Gonzales, Sean Landers, Zoe Leonard, Klara Lidén, Donald Moffett, Rob Pruitt, Rusty Scruby, Laurie Simmons, Josh Smith, and Marc Swanson.
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