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- One day lettering workshop at House Industries
- Located in Yorklyn, Del.
- Friday, May 30, 2014, 9:30 to 5:30
- Materials provided
- Private studio tour
- Class size limited to 18
- House Industries goodie tote
- Open to all skill levels
Brush up your drawing chops with Chief Lettering Officer Ken Barber while learning or improving useful and marketable lettering skills. Presented at the House Industries studio and gallery in Yorklyn, Del., this one-day workshop will provide a detailed introduction to formal and informal script styles as well as trademark House Industries tips, tricks and lettering recipes.
Participants will hone their drawing skills as they create one-of-a-kind hand-rendered wordmarks by referencing various tools, techniques and models. In addition to a comprehensive slide presentation, drawing demonstration, and helpful exercises, participants will receive one-on-one personal instruction as they acquire a practical foundation for drawing and utilizing script lettering in assorted design applications. The workshop is limited to 18 participants. All attendees receive a goodie bag of House Industries gear and are invited to party that evening at the House 1151 Gallery.
Posted by Rich Roat on May 5, 2014
Artisans in the Nagasaki prefecture town of Hasami have been manufacturing ceramics for over four centuries, and their revolutionary climbing kilns once produced the highest volume of daily-use cups, bowls and plates in Japan. In late 2012, Hasami’s Kyohei Baba asked us to create a new brand by designing a tableware collection. Kyohei recognized our acute appreciation for Japanese culture and our unique typographic perspective after the aesthetic and commercial success of our Hasami Morning Collection.
We found much of our inspiration quite literally in Hasami’s backyard—the trench filled with 400 years worth of cast offs and blemished items. Artifacts from Hasami’s ceramic trash pit are the best link to the past and one of the keys to Hasami’s future, so Kyohei named his new brand Monohara, which translates colloquially to “The trash pit next to the climbing kiln.”
Our efforts centered around preserving and celebrating Hasami’s collective culture while helping to establish a perpetually viable business and promoting it on an international level. We created custom artwork for each of the 15 pieces and did our best to backfill Hasami’s fabled trash pits by working through countless prototypes before achieving the best balance, scale and continuity in each item. The Monahara wordmark references the brushwork of Edo Era Hasami village artisans, whose latin letterforms evoked Hiragana sensibilities on Japanese products that were exported to Europe in the 19th Century.
The nesting ceramic collection includes five plate options, six bowl sizes, teacups, teapots, a compra bottle and a tenugui cloth. Three different hand-crafted Japanese Paulownia wood boxes are also available: One for the entire collection, one for a set of plates and one for a complete tea service.
MONOHARA by HOUSE INDUSTRIES EXHIBIT
October 15 to October 20, 2013, open from 12:00 to 7:00
Meet House’s Andy Cruz on October 19
Midori.so, 2F, 3F 3-3-11 Aobadai, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
The Monohara collection will be available in the United States in December 2013.
Posted by Rich Roat on October 4, 2013
Posted by Rich Roat on September 15, 2013
Sunspel pop up shop
Saturday June 1, 2013 from 12 to 4 p.m. at
C’H‘C’M, 2 Bond Street, New York, NY
Guests can screen print Sunspel clothing with new limited-edition House Industries graphics.
Posted by Rich Roat on May 28, 2013
Baccarat Japan asked House Industries to design this typographic crystal tumbler to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Roppongi store in Tokyo. The pattern features one LOVE for each year and is only available the Baccarat flagship store in Roppongi.
Can’t make it to the Baccarat store in Roppongi? You can still feel the love with these hand-pulled prints.
“Toujours l’amore” soundtrack courtesy of Dimitri From Paris. Video produced by Carlos Alejandro. Thanks to House Industries’ own “Kunoichi”, Yayoi Cannon, of Entropy Design.
Posted by Rich Roat on April 22, 2013