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—11/2014
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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"You need only three knives for nearly everything you do in the kitchen"

A particularly sharp interview with Tomer Botner, founder of Florentine Kitchen Knives.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Craft Beer Portraits n°1: Brewers & Union

To celebrate the launch of Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book, we're introducing some of the most interesting breweries from all over the world.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Barley & Hops—The Craft Beer Book

May the Craft Be With You
Posted by Angie—09/2014

How To Build a Business: Monocle’s 50 Steps to Success

In an exclusive excerpt from The Monocle Guide to Good Business, we give you access to some of their expert advice on how to start and run a business.
Posted by Gestalten—09/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Hello, I am Erik featured on AIGA.

Original Man on Man Got Style.

Beyond the Street reviewed in Art Spezial "Street Art".

Hide and Seek recommended in Prokom's 04/2014 issue.

Robert Klanten interviewed in Inforadio's program Vis á Vis.

Gestalten Pavilion featured on the website of French daily Le Figaro.

Berlin Wonderland is recommended as "sehr gut/very good" in tip & zitty special issue "BERLIN Art l Kunst".

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