House Industries – Interview with Ken Barber

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gestalten tv presents a new video. This time the focus is on Ken Barber type designer at House Industries. On his visit to Berlin, Barber gave an interview to gestalten tv about the significance of drawing when desining fonts, the importance of specialization and well-founded knowledge as a support in the design process. Gestalten about Ken Barber:

Ken Barber is a letterer, type designer, and type director at design studio and type foundry House Industries. He is also a partner of Photo-Lettering, Inc., an online lettering-vending service. As such, Ken is particularly interested in the roles that hand-lettering and typography play in contemporary graphic design. His work is featured in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and has been honored by the New York Type Directors Club. Ken was included among 40 artists recognized for making notable contributions to typeface design in “Schrift in Form,” an exhibition at the Klingspor-Museum. In addition to teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware, he regularly lectures internationally on the subjects of lettering and typography. Ken also manages, an online resource for students and attendees of his frequent workshops.

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