Join AIGA Austin at the Austin Speed Shop to hear Andy Cruz of House Industries and artist Chris Cooper talk Hot Rods, Music, Monsters and Design. Coop and Cruz will expose their bad influences and how they’ve avoided growing up and getting “real” jobs by turning their personal interests into art and design careers.
Book signing and merchandise peddling after the lecture.
Founded in 1993, House Industries was born with one foot in the analog world and one in the digital. Their approach is rooted in drawing, painting, and lettering, traditional techniques that give their work a warmth and soul which comes through in everything they make, from simple children’s blocks to digital fonts that help the world communicate. They've had the privilege of working and collaborating with Jimmy Kimmel, Hermès, The New Yorker, Ed “BIG DADDY” Roth, John Mayer, Muji, the Estate of Charles and Ray Eames, Lego, Disney and Heath Ceramics. Their work is in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. House’s new book, The Process is the Inspiration, considers how to turn curiosity into successful work. JJ Abrams wrote the book’s foreword.
Chris Cooper, AKA Coop, is an American artist and photographer who has been drawing and painting Smoking Devils, Devil Girls and hot rods since the eighties. His art has graced albums and rock posters including The Reverend Horton Heat, Lords of Acid, Green Day, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Foo Fighters. In addition to his fine art career, his commissioned work ranges from Hot Wheels and Chanel to Hustler and Champion. Coop has released three books chronicling his work: Devil's Advocate, The Big Fat One, and Idle Hands. He joined forces with House Industries in 1996 to develop “The Typography of Coop”; a collection of fonts that have since infiltrated countless facets of popular and corporate culture.
Thursday April 5, 2018
Austin Speed Shop
3507 Chapman Ln, Austin, TX 78744
Doors 7:00 pm
Lecture 7:30 pm