House Industries at Kutztown University

House Industries at Kutztown University
Friday, April 20, 7–9 PM
Sharadin Arts Building
Room 120, Art History Lecture Hall

Enjoy some pepper cabbage and homemade root beer before getting a behind the scenes peek at recent House projects, as well as a look at the history of Photo-Lettering.

Lettering is Trillium. Silhouette from the Studio Lettering Collection.

Posted by on April 6, 2012

Benevolent Dictator, Celebrant Illustrator

When Erik van Blokland asked me to letter a certificate to be presented to my friend and colleague Tal Leming at the 2012 Robothon conference, I was honored to oblige. A key contributor to the UFO font data storage format, Tal was awarded the title Benevolent Dictator for Life by his peers and added to a growing list of esteemed software developers.

Posted by on March 13, 2012

House will be makin’ the holiday scene with Scissors & Spice at the Brinton Lakes Anthropologie in Glen Mills, PA this Sunday, December 18 from 12–3 PM. Have your holiday cards and gift tags hand-lettered as you nibble on some vegan baked goods and finish up your last minute shopping. See you there!

Posted by on December 13, 2011

House Interview on Gestalten TV

During my lettering workshop at Gestalten Space last October, my hosts rolled out the red carpet…and a few reels of film for this interview. Danke!

Posted by on December 6, 2011

Berlin Photo-Lettering Exhibition

If you find yourself downing döner kebabs in downtown Berlin this Tuesday night, swing on over to the Mota Italic gallery for a post-spit-roast apéritif at the opening of the Photo-Lettering exhibition. I’ll be there for the free limburger cheese, so stop by and say “Grüß dich!”

Opening: Tuesday, October 4 at 19:00–22:00

Mota Italic
Schliemannstraße 34
10437 Berlin, Germany

Exhibition runs through the month of October.

Headline features Photo-Lettering West Behemoth by Dave West.

Posted by on September 29, 2011

Achtung Baby!

Last week to register for my lettering workshop at Gestalten Space on October 3–4. Also, stay tuned for details on the Photo-Lettering exhibit and opening at the Mota Italic gallery!

Posted by on September 27, 2011

Delaware in Deutschland

Achtung! Today’s the last day to get in on the early registration discount for the lettering workshop I’m conducting at Gestalten Space on October 3–4. Check it out, schnell!

Gestalten Space
Sophienstraße 21
10178 Berlin

+49 (0)30 2021 5821

Posted by on September 13, 2011

Smidgen Roots

Smidgen sketch

Smidgen reference

Smidgen reference

Smidgen sketch

Smidgen sketch

Smidgen sketch

What started as a half-baked idea and a few late night scribbles back in 2006 ultimately grew into the full-figured yet confident Smidgen. I drew inspiration for the face from a couple of automotive lettering specimens by Dennis Jones and an unidentified artist spotted in an old vanning culture book courtesy of Mister Jalopy. With only a handful of letters serving as creative influence, I hashed out a complete character set in pencil before making the vector scene. I also developed a drop shadow version to give a nod to Smidgen’s roots. You’ll have to manually layer the drop shadow version in a drawing program, or we’ll do the work for you at Smidgen’s generous proportions artfully juxtapose supple starkness with robust sensitivity to afford even the most casual user an intense typographic experience.

Posted by on September 8, 2011