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Rush launches online Art of Rush Gallery store featuring framed prints of Hugh Syme's Rush album art

Tue, Dec 3, 2019@11:03PM | comments

UPDATE - 12/15@4:55PM: Hugh Syme conducted a couple of local interviews in the lead-up to his signing appearance yesterday - one with Fox 59 and another with Wish TV:

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Early last month, longtime Rush album artist Hugh Syme appeared at Renditions Fine Art, Framing, & Photography in Indianapolis to open up his new art exhibit titled The Artwork of Hugh Syme, which features 12 Rush images and more than 20 non-Rush pieces, and will be on display through February 21. Syme was on hand to mingle with fans and sign copies of his Art of Rush book. The Indianapolis Star posted an article earlier this week announcing that he'll be hosting another such signing event at the gallery on Saturday, December 14th from 5-8 PM. The article also include an interview with Syme where he describes his long-running relationship with Rush and their artistic vision:

... "A lot of times Rush wasn't ready to send me music," ... "Neil would send me lyrics, or he would send me the album title. When I heard 'Moving Pictures,' I said, 'We're going to have some guys moving pictures.' Without question, I knew that immediately." ... Syme said the members of Rush also showed a sense of humor when approving his idea for 1982's "Signals": a photo of a Dalmatian sniffing a fire hydrant. ... Syme's iconic designs include the "Starman" who debuted with the album "2112" and the "Hemispheres" album cover featuring two men standing on a brain. ... The first Rush cover designed by Syme was 1975's "Caress of Steel," at the invitation of the band's manager, Ray Danniels. "I remember thinking, 'Well, they're not Genesis or Steely Dan, but why not?' I was almost dismissive," Syme said. "I had no clue that this would lead to a 42-year marriage." ...

In coordination with the exhibit, Rush has also opened up an online Art of Rush Gallery store where fans can purchase beautiful framed fine art prints featuring Syme's Rush album art. You can check out all the framed prints and make a purchase at