House Industries. Andy Cruz, Ken Barber, Rich Roat.
House Industries
House Industries

House Industries

Berlin: Die Gestalten Verlag, 2004. Signed Copy. Large Hardcover. Near Fine / No Jacket. Item #2312006
ISBN: 393112620X

Limited edition, numbered 352 of 1250. Signed by multiple contributors. A fine hardcover in a near fine publisher sleeve.

Unpaginated. A monograph collection the typographic designs and graphic art of the influential studio. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: "Ken Barber is a professional lettering artist with over 25 years of experience in the field. As principal letterer at the distinguished design studio and font foundry, House Industries, he creates logos and wordmarks for people, products, companies and brands the world over. In his dual role as typeface design director, he also curates the company's coveted retail font library. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Ken has been honored by the New York Type Directors Club, Association Typographique Internationale, and Design Museum London. He has taught design at many recognized schools, including Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Delaware, and Moore College of Art, and is currently an instructor at The Cooper Union in New York City. Ken also enjoys sharing his experience with the students in his hand-lettering workshops that he regularly conducts around the globe. Ken co-authored House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration (Watson-Guptill, 2017) and House Industries (Gestalten, 2004) with Andy Cruz and Rich Roat. His forthcoming House Industries Lettering Manual (Watson-Guptill) will be released in the spring of 2020." ABOUT HOUSE INDUSTRIES: "House Industries is a type foundry and design studio based in Yorklyn, Delaware. The company was created in the 1990s in Wilmington, Delaware by co-founders Andy Cruz and Rich Roat. The company is best known for its typeface creations, which have appeared on television (e.g. Nickelodeon's TV Land, VH1's Best Week Ever), in film (e.g. Mission: Impossible III) and on commercial products (e.g. Ann Taylor garment tag, Lucky Charms logo and Green Day's Dookie album). Founders Andy Cruz and Rich Roat met at Miller Mauro Group, Inc., a Wilmington, Del. marketing communications agency. They briefly worked for Swfte International, a Miller Mauro Group client, before leaving to form Brand Design Co., Inc in 1993. Cruz and Roat formed House Industries in late 1993. Popular typefaces sold by House Industries include Neutraface, a geometric sans-serif, Eames Century Modern, inspired by the design work of Ray and Charles Eames, and Chalet, a set of designs inspired by common sans-serifs such as Avant Garde Grotesque, Helvetica and its adaptations from the 1960s to the 1990s, and a collection of revivals of the lettering of Ed Benguiat. Its SignPainter script font is bundled with macOS. The company goes to elaborate lengths to promote its typefaces, including creating chairs, pillows and various other items inspired by the typefaces they sell. In one promotion they created the fictional character René Albert Chalet and promoted him as the creator of a new typeface Chalet. In February 2010 LAS Magazine wrote about the company's Eames Century Modern Collection, a project done in collaboration with the estate of architects Charles and Ray Eames. Its first ever West Coast exhibition showcasing its history is running at Chapman University's Guggenheim Gallery from February 6 to March 9, 2012. It published a book, House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration with foreword by J.J. Abrams, a fan of the company's work, in 2017. Founder Rich Roat died suddenly on 29 November 2017 aged 52."

Price: $275.00

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