House Industries

Interview with Ken Barber
Posted by Ole Wagner—12/2011

House Industries has been producing their premier league retro design and their true love… Fonts! Fonts! Fonts! since 1993. House Industries’ lead letterer Ken Barber recently visited us in Berlin to give a workshop at our Gestalten Space, which explored the creative process of hand-lettering and the application of illustrative letterforms in contemporary graphic design. We took this chance to interview him on Gestalten.tv where he talks about the necessity of specialization and the fine lines between lettering, typography, and font design.

Our House monograph is now sold out but we’re obviously huge fans and carry a range of House goodies at Gestalten Space and our online shop.

Eames Wood Blocks

Posted by Gestalten—07/2013
A set of alphabet blocks by House Industries that is also a model of the landmark Eames house and studio, Case Study No. 8.
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Neutraface Slab Wood Blocks

Posted by Gestalten—07/2013
12 wood blocks feature alphabets based on the Neutraface font collection by House Industries.
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Girard Wood Blocks

Posted by Gestalten—09/2013
28 wood blocks feature alphabets based on the Alexander Girard font collection by House Industries.
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The Modernist

Posted by Gestalten—03/2015
The discovery of classical modernism in current graphic design.
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Impressive

Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design - Softcover Version
Posted by Gestalten—11/2013
Young designers rediscover the allure of traditional printing.
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Boxed and Labelled

New Approaches to Packaging Design
Posted by Gestalten—02/2014
Trends in the visual and graphic language of state-of-the-art packaging design.
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Velo

Posted by Gestalten—02/2015
A striking visual journey into the multifaceted world of cycling.
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Erik Spiekermann

Putting Back the Face into Typeface
Posted by Ole Wagner—02/2011

Typographer, graphic designer and businessman Erik Spiekermann has created timeless, influential and, yes, Meta-physical work over the past three decades.

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Kurt Weidemann 1922 - 2011

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King!
Posted by Gestalten—04/2011

Kurt Weidemann, one of the most influential typographers of the 20th century, died at the age of 88 on March 31st, 2011.

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The Story of Eames Furniture

Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart - Interview
Posted by Ole Wagner—11/2010

Gestalten.tv is proud to present an exclusive video interview with Marilyn Neuhart, author of The Story of Eames Furniture, and her husband John.

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Design Favorites: Modern Classics

Clean lines, rich materials, careful craftsmanship — we present some of our favorite items for original men.
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Happy Monday by Sebastian Schrader

Sebastian Schrader steeps a disengaged generation in the drama of the Old Masters.
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Elisa Strozyk

The Tactile Re-Connection
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

“Not too hot, and not too long!”

The basic principles of tea from Jens de Gruyter at Paper & Tea
Posted by Gestalten—11/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Trachten featured in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Trachten on DB mobil. “Das Buch ist eine Hommage an fast vergessene Traditionen vieler deutscher Regionen. Wie ein Farbrausch, prunkvoll und überwältigend, ziehen die Bilder den Betrachter in den Bann.”

Trachten featured in the April 17 edition of Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Trachten spielen wieder eine Rolle in der Mode: weil sie für Ursprünglichkeit stehen und ein wenig Weltflucht. (Dieser) Bildband feiert die Kleider-Kunstwerke…Eine Augenweide.”

Trachten in the April 19 edition of Welt am Sonntag. “Der Modefotograf Gregor Hohenberg reiste fünf Jahre lang durch Deutschland, um Menschen in Trachten zu porträtieren. Seine Bilder zeigen eine erstaunliche Vielfalt der Formen, Schnitte und Verzierungen – und sie erzählen von hoher Handwerkskunst.”

Imagine Architecture reviewed in the April/May issue of Cubes. "An interdisciplinary bridge for those who wish to seek inspiration beyond their field of architecture, photography or modern art."

The New Nomads featured on Milk Decoration.

Corso interviewed Sven Ehmann about The New Nomads.

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