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Ed Ruscha at The Hayward

November 9, 2009

Last week I visited the Hayward Gallery to see Ed Ruscha’s 50-year career retrospective, and oh boy is is a treat. Besides the work itself, there are some nice touches, like this billboard-style greets the visitors with introductory information on the exhibit. Ed studied alongside graphic design students at the California Institute of Arts, worked at a type foundry early in his career, and later even designed his own typeface, Boy Scout Utility Modern (as used in the top image here). I won’t bother regurgitating from the press release, so here’s an excerpt of an interview with the man himself instead:

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