SHOOT FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER
Multi-disciplinary studio and font foundry, House Industries, is best known for their ubiquitous typefaces and ridiculously over-designed projects. From children's blocks to fine crystal, and vinyl toys to lingerie, learn how the company parlayed impulsive business decisions and unexpected collaborations into successful (and sometimes not so successful) retail products.
ABOUT KEN BARBER
Ken Barber is a letterer, type designer and type director at design studio and type foundry House Industries. He is also a partner of Photo-Lettering, Inc., the online lettering-vending service nominated by the Design Museum London as a 2011 Design of the Year recipient. Ken’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and has been honored by the New York Type Directors Club. Association Typographique Internationale recently selected several of his typefaces for inclusion in the organization’s decennial design competition. In addition to teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art, Ken regularly lectures internationally on the subjects of lettering and typography. He also manages typeandlettering.com, an online resource for students and attendees of his frequent workshops.
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