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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Wheels & Waves Review #02

Posted by Angie—07/2014

“The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” – Rich Ridgeway

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Hello, I am Erik

The German Letterman
Posted by Angie—07/2014

Gestalten.tv meets with Erik Spiekermann, who has been “suffering from typomania” all his life. 

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Librairie Coiffard

Nantes
Posted by Gestalten—07/2014

July Shop of the Month

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ONE DESIGN WEEK

With Sven Ehmann in Bulgaria
Posted by Gestalten—06/2014

Celebrating its sixth anniversary in the second largest Bulgarian city Plovdiv, the annual design festival ONE DESIGN WEEK proudly returns from June 20–29, 2014.

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I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman featured on Slate.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed on L'Officiel Hommes. "Der Band bildet verschiedene Leidenschaften ab und zeigt: Handwerk hat nicht nur goldenen Boden. Es bekommt auch junge Impulse, die Tradition und Stil vor dem Vergessen bewahren."

Hello, I am Erik featured on Fluoro.

The Outsiders recommended on Parlor.

The Outsiders featured on GEO.de. "Zwischen Bildern, die Lust machen, die Stadt sofort zu verlassen, findet
der Betrachter immer wieder Interviews mit Menschen, die den Schritt in
die Wildnis bereits gewagt oder das Unterwegssein zu ihrem Leben
gemacht haben."

Our House in the City on Salon.

Elsa und die Nacht recommended on Die Bücherfresser. "Der wunderbar gelungene, poetische Text wird kongenial von surrealen, expressiven Bildern umrundet ... Ebenso wie  eine schöne Einschlaf-Geschichte ist dieses Buch eine zarte Geschichte über Verlust und Versöhnung."

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