Making Monohara in Hasami

Posted by on October 22, 2013

La Grande Flower Arrangement

David Dodde took a short break yesterday from printing serigraphs to do some flower arranging on the Grand Rapids Calder stabile.

Posted by on September 18, 2013


I’m doing a House Industries design/general BS session for SPARK at Target Headquarters next week. Orange and black ink on chipboard help plug the gig.

Posted by on June 12, 2013

Huge Magazine Found Objects Feature

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The June junk collector issue of HUGE magazine showcases a few tiki mugs from the Cruz ceramic idol collection.

Photo (the good one in the actual magazine) by Carlos Alejandro.

Posted by on May 29, 2013

BJ, B and Number 33

When tattoo icon BJ Betts invited Ken and me to contribute to his forthcoming lettering book, we had no idea that he’d Jedi mind trick us into giving him tattoos.

The client asked for a “B” and the House33 logo. Even after repeated reminders that it was our first time and that the tattoos might end up looking like rubber stamps, he still insisted.

A humbling experience.

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Posted by on April 18, 2013

Photo-Lettering Ephemera

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Posted by on April 6, 2013


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Posted by on April 6, 2013

House33 Printed Pointer Pocket

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Posted by on April 6, 2013