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—09/2014
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

Bicycle Culture and Design
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012
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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Juan Velasco Talks Infographics

"There is no room for fiction in information graphics." An interview about why we need data vizualisation, what it takes to create great infographics, and what it's like to work at National Geographic.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Join the 2014 EyeEm Festival and Awards

Gestalten has teamed up with the 2014 EyeEm Festival and Award, the world’s biggest mobile photography award and festival.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

The Power of Infographics

Two Days of Data Visualization and Storytelling with Juan Velasco from 5W (former Art Director of National Geographic and The New York Times)
Posted—07/2014

A Crafty Outline Stencil Sans

Designed by Martin Aleith, the new Gestalten font QUANTEN combines geometric design with calligraphic elegance. In a new interview with Aleith, we leave aside the standard questions and talk in depth about the actual design process of his new font.
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Kleine Gestalten and Elsa und die Nacht in the September/October issue of Luna.

The Outsiders in the fall issue of InStyle Men.

Out of the Blu in the August issue of Identity Magazin.

Hide and Seek reviewed on Selectism. "Gestalten release another corker, (...), bringing together the most spectacular Summer, Winter, forest and mountain hideaways, with everything in between."

Printing Things featured on 90+10.

Hide and Seek recommended on Cool Hunting.

Hide and Seek on Zeit Magazin.

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