Eric Hurtgen is an artist, designer and art director who was born in Louisville, Kentucky. As a designer, Eric has worked across a variety of media for clients in the tech and cultural industries across the US.

As an artist, his work has been shown internationally, but mostly in smaller galleries across the Southeastern United States. He is the co-founder of New Rural, a growing collection of conversations, music, statements and artwork. Eric is married with two daughters and lives and works in rural Central Kentucky.

Eric welcomes commission and freelance illustration work. His client work can be found here

contact: eric.hurtgen(at)

Selected Publications

2019 Ficciones Typografika 1642,
Formist Editions, Australia

2017 Frierum Vertikal Danken, Technische Universität München,Fakultät für Architektur, Munich, Germany

2015 Ten Words and One Shot, Volume V,
Kevin Krumnikl, Publisher, Germany

Selected Collaborations

2023 The Condition of Music No. 19, Avant Banjo with Ben DuVall. Seyðisfjörður Community Radio, Iceland

Selected Clients

Atlantic Records, ATO Records, B4 Records, Columbia Records, Center on Rural Innovation, EMI, Ghostly Records, Interscope Records, Lex Records, The McColl Center, Pratt Institute, Quartet Health, RCA Records, Red Hook Records, SOCO Gallery, Stink Films, Vevo, Warner Music, Ways & Means
Selected Exhibitions

2022 Group Exhibition, Nutrient Rich, Goodyear Arts, Charlotte, NC

2021 Group Exhibition, All Together Now,
Design Museum of Chicago, Chicago

2018 Group Exhibition, Freiraum vertikal denken
Akademie der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2017 Group Exhibition, Type Hike,
Type Director’s Club, New York, New York

2016 Two-Person Exhibition, New Geographic 2,
148 Gallery, MCAD, Minneapolis, MN (with Dan Romanoski)

2015 Group Exhibition, L’Edition Journal,
Oui Mais Non, Montreal, Canada

2015 Two-Person Exhibition, New Geographic 1
Pease Gallery, CPCC, Charlotte, NC (with Dan Romanoski)

2013 Group Exhibition, The Weight of Light, Sojourn Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

2011 Solo Exhibition, Shooting Into the Sun, The Kalmanson Gallery, Emmanuel Arts Center, Swainsboro, GA

2010 Solo Exhibition, Ellipses and Parentheses,
The Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte, NC