The Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, in conjunction with presenting media sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, unveiled Tusday the Festival’s 20th Anniversary commemorative poster.
It is designed by American artist Ed Ruscha, based on his 1962 painting “Large Trademark With Eight Spotlights.”
“I’m pleased to have designed the poster in support of the 20th LA Film Festival and Film Independent, and I hope the image reaches as many people as possible,” said Ruscha.
Ruscha’s work is collected by museums worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Musee National Jeu de Paume, The Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
“We’re honored that Ed Ruscha created the artwork for the 20th anniversary poster,” said Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent. “Ruscha’s body of work represents the creative spirit of Los Angeles that is embodied in the Festival.”
Ignition, an LA-based creative agency, worked with Ruscha on the poster design.
The Festival opens Wednesday, June 11, and runs through Thursday, June 19. It will include world premieres of American and international features, documentaries and short subject films as well as conversations, master classes, Music in Film Nights at the Grammy Museum, Hollywood studio premieres, and other signature events.
Film Independent is a non-profit arts organization that promotes independent film and supports a community of artists.