Lecture by Ken Barber "House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration"
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Lecture by Ken Barber
“House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration”
Friday, February 16th, 2018, 7pm
DeMeester Recital Hall, Wolf Hall, York College of PA
Free and open to the public
Reception to follow with book sale and signing
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.
House Industries is a design studio that makes fonts, creates products, takes commissions and welcomes collaborations. Founded in 1993 by Andy Cruz and Rich Roat, House Industries was born with one foot in the analog world and one in the digital. Our approach is rooted in drawing, painting, and lettering, traditional techniques that give our work a warmth and soul which comes through in everything we make, from simple children’s blocks to digital fonts that help the world communicate. We’ve had the privilege of working and collaborating with Jimmy Kimmel, Shake Shack, Hermès, The New Yorker, John Mayer, Muji, the Estate of Charles and Ray Eames, Lego, Disney and Heath Ceramics. Our work is in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
441 Country Club Rd., York, PA 17403
Free parking on site