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Visual Voices Lecture- Bruce Willen

Bruce Willen

Visual Voices Lecture- Bruce Willen


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Bruce Willen

Bruce Willen is a multidisciplinary designer, artist, and the founder of Public Mechanics — a design and art studio working in public and cultural spaces. Bruce collaborates with civic, arts, and design innovators on projects that jaywalk through the intersection of experiential design, placemaking, and public art. Prior to Public Mechanics Bruce co-founded acclaimed design agency Post Typography where he led high-profile projects that have shaped the visual language of Baltimore and the sustainable building industry. He is co-author of the book “Lettering & Type” and has written for The Washington Post, Design Observer, and other publications.

As part of his multidisciplinary practice, Bruce composes music, film scores, and sound art. With instrumental duo Peals, Bruce has performed in clock towers, museums, and living rooms on multiple continents and has released recordings with legendary indie label Thrill Jockey Records. Prior to Peals, Bruce contributed to Baltimore’s music scene for nine years as a member of the influential post-punk band Double Dagger, subject of the 2013 documentary film If We Shout Loud Enough.

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