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Group 180 – Terry Riley portrait concert poster

Contributed by Owen Gardner on Jan 9th, 2022. Artwork published in .
    Group 180 – Terry Riley portrait concert poster
    Photo: Owen Gardner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    A poster for Hungarian ensemble Group 180’s performance of Terry Riley’s (at the time) complete works, designed by one of the performers, composer Béla Faragó.

    The “wanted” poster-style heading (perhaps the Old West was a Hungarian audience’s nearest point of reference to Riley’s home of California?) is set in Stencil, the subheading in Univers Condensed Italic, and the date and venue set in a mix of Eurostile Bold Extended (numbers) and ITC American Typewriter (letters). A close look suggests creative solutions for missing letters were called for.

    The image of Riley is the cover of his LP Happy Ending, which uses hand-drawn bubble lettering along the lines of West Bubble Gum, Kabel, and what appears to be Unicorn Open.

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