Cowboy Poetry Set to Music

Apr 4, 2014


If you missed thi sepisode of Views and Brews it is definitely one to listen back to: KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts graphic designer DJ Stout and Austin-based composer and pianist Graham Reynolds to talk about a collaboration that illustrates the power of regionalism and the beauty of home on a global stage.

Stout of Pentagram, the world's largest independent design consultancy, discussed his latest publication featuring cowboy poets from West Texas, while Reynolds performed a live score along with the presentation. It was a version of the performance they gave at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in February 2014.

Along with their presentation they talked about what it means to bring your home and your place into your work - however international it may be. Why is it important to "go back to your roots?" What is the role of home and history is 21st century graphic design? What was the reception in Cape Town to this Texas project?