Ed Ruscha (roo-SHAY, born December 16, 1937) is an American artist. He is connected to pop, conceptual, modern and contemporary art movements. He has a background in graphic art that is evident in his interest and use of typography. His artists' books are well-known and express his passion for words as art.
Ed Ruscha: The tension of words and images In this brief recording Ruscha discusses his interest in typography and words overlaid on typical American landscapes (Tate, 2013).