Vive La Plume

My poster design for Print for Good is now available—and just in time for Valentine’s Day. All profit goes to charity, so order one of these limited edition prints for that special someone while helping out a good cause.

Posted by on February 5, 2014

Script Lettering Workshop

Drew this little number for my final Script Lettering workshop of the year at Cooper Union. Sign up now before this baby sells out.

Posted by on November 5, 2013

Lettering Workshops at Cooper Union

Sharpen those pencils and prepare to bone up on your drawing chops with hand-lettering and script lettering workshops at The Cooper Union this Fall. From tracing paper and penwork, to points and pixels, we’ll cover all the basics. There are only a few seats available, so reserve your spot before they’re sold old.

Posted by on September 25, 2013

House Industries in Barcelona

If you’re on the Iberian peninsula next month, don’t miss the House presentation and lettering workshop July 4–5 at Typoweek —five days of lectures, seminars and general typographic nerdery hosted by BAU Design College of Barcelona.

Headline in Mierop Inline available at Photo-Lettering.

Posted by on June 24, 2013

House Industries at Adobe Max

Need to diversify your deck? Could your graphics use an upgrade? Is your media marketing outmoded? Then check out the House Industries dog and pony show at Adobe MAX on May 8. Or, if you just require a little relief from the digital doldrums, brush up on your lettering chops during the all-analog workshop led by yours truly.

Posted by on April 24, 2013

Stencil Workshop at Cooper Union

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dirty your mitts for a hands-on introductory typeface design workshop. Forget about aggravating software-troubleshooting headaches and the mind-numbing tedium of point-plotting; during this weekend seminar, participants will take a practical approach to type design by drawing, fabricating and implementing their own set of stencil letters. And while we may not get into the nitty-gritty of font editing, the basics of digital typography will be covered. There are still a few seats left—get ‘em while they last.

Building Bridges: The Stencil Letter & Typeface Design
November 10–11, 10–5 PM

The Copper Union
30 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

Posted by on October 25, 2012

When you’re headin’ Down East to hit the peak foliage forecast this Fall, don’t forget to make time to swing by Cooper Union and brush up on your drawing skills. I’ll be heading up a couple of weekend seminars on hand-lettering, plus a hands-on stencil workshop introducing the fundamentals of typeface design.

Drawn Letters, Cooper Union, October 13–14
Building Bridges: The Stencil Letter & Typeface Design, Cooper Union, November 10–11
Drawn Letters, Cooper Union, November 17–18

The above artwork features Stan Slope from Photo-Lettering, plus Luxury Gold and Studio Lettering Shapes.

Posted by on September 19, 2012

Ken Barber Workshops

Wondering what to do on your summer vacation? Why not spend it drawing letters during a pair of back-to-back bicoastal workshops?! From June 3–8, I’ll be laying down the basics of display typeface design during a hands-on TypeCamp powwow in Templeton, CA. The following week, from June 12–15, I’m back at Cooper Union in NYC for a few days of logotype lettering instruction. So sign up now and kick off the summer right by cranking out some custom letterforms—registration is still open for both workshops!

Keep your eyes peeled for forthcoming House stationery like the notepad shown above. In the meantime, acquaint yourself with some other fine House Industries offerings.

Posted by on May 1, 2012