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

House in Barcelona

House is honored to be participating in the inaugural series of Barcelona Type & Design Workshops this July. Geared to both English and Spanish speakers, classes will be conducted at the studio of Xavier Mariscal and will feature some of the best and brightest in the business. Sign up for Ken’s workshop now and take advantage of the early bird discount!

Barcelona Type & Design Summer Workshops
Presented by BaseDesign and Enric Jardí
Estudio Mariscal
Pellaires, 30-38, 08016 Barcelona

Headline set in Davison Baroque, a new alphabet available from Photo-Lettering.

Posted by on June 1, 2011

Litwo! Ojczyzno moja!

If you’re in the Baltics tonight, swing by the Vilnius Academy of Art where Ken will be layin’ down some House propaganda in his ancestral homeland as part of the Innovation Festival in Vilnius. Lecture starts at 6 pm.

Vilniaus dailės akademija
Maironio str. 6
Vilnius, Lithuania

Posted by on May 10, 2011

I Wish That I Had Brazo's Girl

The May 1955 issue of Rangeland Romances features a salacious exposé by a former lover of House Industries Chief Strategist, Brazo Fuerte. Pick up a copy at your local flea market this weekend.

Posted by on March 22, 2011