Interview with designer Bruce Willen (Public Mechanics)

Interview with designer Bruce Willen (Public Mechanics)

In this episode of The Truth In This Art, Rob interviewed Bruce Willen, a multidisciplinary designer, artist, and the founder of Public Mechanics, and they discuss his work, design & typography and much more.
Bruce Willen is a multidisciplinary designer, artist, and the founder of Public Mechanics — a design and art studio working in public and cultural spaces. 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 beyond. His work has appeared on the covers of Time Magazine, The New York Times, and ESPN and in dozens of design books and periodicals, including a Post Typography monograph. He is the co-author of the book Lettering & Type and has written for the Washington Post, Design Observer, and other publications. 

As a musician, Bruce has composed new scores for silent films, performed on multiple continents, and released dozens of recordings with the groups Peals and Double Dagger — the latter subject of the 2013 documentary film If We Shout Loud Enough.

About Public Mechanics

Public Mechanics Experiential design / Placemaking / Public art / Creative strategy / Community branding A design studio led by Bruce Willen, collaborating on projects for public and cultural spaces.

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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. 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 beyond. His work has appeared on the covers of Time Magazine, The New York Times, and ESPN and in dozens of design books and periodicals, including a Post Typography monograph. He is the co-author of the book Lettering & Type and has written for the Washington Post, Design Observer, and other publications.

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