House Industries

The Process is the Inspiration
Author: Andy Cruz,Rich Roat,Ken Barber
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0399578102
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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"For a quarter century, House Industries has carved out an unlikely niche in the design world by cultivating a diverse body of work--from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology. House Industries: The Process Is the Inspiration is an illustrative and entertaining journey through the creative process of this renowned design studio. Presented in House's honest, authentic, and often irreverent style, this beautifully useful 400-page volume offers a novel perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Not only does this revealing and visually engaging book contain a collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies, but it also shows how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work"--

House Industries


Author: Andy Cruz,Ken Barber,Rich Roat
Publisher: Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 240
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House Industries is famous for their impeccable tongue-in-cheek takes on American popular culture, on comic influences such as Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth and on modern design classics from Neutra to Charles Eames. Based in Delaware, its members have been producing premier league typefaces and designs for a huge and devoted fan base since 1993. Because their font and design work deftly meld cultural, musical and graphical elements, one becomes part of a concept and a way of life by buying a House product. Their prize-winning font families, for example, are lovingly packaged to match the overall font theme in wallets, bowling bags, UFOs, etc.

House Industries Copper Linen Journal


Author: House Industries
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: 0451498712
Category:
Page: 160
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A beautiful yet practical journal for creative inspiration and expression Perfect for note taking, sketching, and journaling, this smart and stylish cloth-bound notebook features: - A metallic copper silkscreened cover with a typographic design - Illustrated end pages - Smooth, high-quality dot paper

Asbestos House

The Secret History of James Hardie Industries
Author: Gideon Haigh
Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Limited
ISBN: 9781920769628
Category: Medical
Page: 442
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Reconstructed from hundreds of hours of interviews and thousands of pages of documentation, this reference focuses on one of Austalia's oldest and proudest corporations, Hardie, retelling the story of one of the worst industrial poisons of the 20th century, asbestos. This compelling narrative relates the frantic financial engineering in 2001, during which Hardie cut adrift its liabilities to sufferers of asbestos-related disease, the public and political odium that followed, and the extraordinary deal that resulted.

Meatonomics

How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much—and How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Smarter
Author: David Robinson Simon
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 1609258614
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Few consumers are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Yet omnivore and herbivore alike, the forces of meatonomics affect us in many ways. Most importantly, we’ve lost the ability to decide for ourselves what – and how much – to eat. Those decisions are made for us by animal food producers who control our buying choices with artificially-low prices, misleading messaging, and heavy control over legislation and regulation. Learn how and why they do it and how you can respond. Written in a clear and accessible style, Meatonomics provides vital insight into how the economics of animal food production influence our spending, eating, health, prosperity, and longevity. Meatonomics is the first book to add up the huge “externalized” costs that the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment, and it finds these costs total about $414 billion yearly. With yearly retail sales of around $250 billion, that means that for every $1 of product they sell, meat and dairy producers impose almost $2 in hidden costs on the rest of us. But if producers were forced to internalize these costs, a $4 Big Mac would cost about $11.

House Industries Copper Linen Journal


Author: House Industries
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: 0451498712
Category:
Page: 160
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A beautiful yet practical journal for creative inspiration and expression Perfect for note taking, sketching, and journaling, this smart and stylish cloth-bound notebook features: - A metallic copper silkscreened cover with a typographic design - Illustrated end pages - Smooth, high-quality dot paper

House Industries Mini Eco-journals

Four Mini Eco-journals
Author: House Industries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781452112114
Category:
Page: 192
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People of letters take note: these handsome mini eco-journals feature enticing patterns with classic type elements, all drawn from House Industries' collection of brilliant fonts. Featuring splashes of metallic ink and bold designs, these eye-catching journals are as covetable as they are portable.

The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering


Author: Dina Rodriguez
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146547109X
Category: Art
Page: 208
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Get creative, express yourself, and add that personal touch with hand lettering! With illustrated step-by-step instructions, The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering shows the complete beginner how to master the art of hand lettering, the composition/design of phrases on the page, and flourishes to embellish the design. It also includes chalk lettering, fun prompts for writing, and 15 projects and gift ideas, ranging from gift tags to a lettered poster to chalk-lettered signs for special events. The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering covers 15 lettering styles-from Black Letter and "melting" to circus and Victorian, as well as serifs and scripts-along with numerous borders, corners, banners, bursts, frames and other accents. Author Bio: Dina Rodriguez is a freelance hand lettering artist. With an educational and professional background in digital arts, design, and marketing, she specializes in commercial illustration and branding for creative businesses. Dina has been hand lettering full time for four years, working with brands such as Invision, GE, American Greetings, and Wacom. She does both traditional ink and chalk lettering, as well as tablet lettering using digital tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Her teaching experience includes giving workshops and talks at universities and creative conferences such as Full Sail University and Creative South. She also teaches hand lettering on her blog for free to over 15,000 students and live streams her process on Twitch three times a week.

Creative Characters

A Collection of Interviews with Type Designers Originally Published as E-mail Newsletters from MyFonts
Author: Jan Middendorp
Publisher: Bis Pub
ISBN: 9789063692247
Category: Design
Page: 190
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A collection of in-depth interviews with the most influential typeface designers in the business.

Victore Or, Who Died and Made You Boss?


Author: James Victore
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 200
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In his first book, iconoclastic designer James Victore gives fans a survey of his work and his no-holds-barred take on the practice, business, and teaching of graphic design today. Known for making vivid, memorable, and often controversial work, Victore has sought comrades, not clients—brave, smart collaborators who have encouraged him to reinterpret old design solutions and to pressure viewers to think about issues in a new way. Leading readers through this collection of “greatest hits,” Victore tells the stories behind his inspirations, his process, and the lessons learned. The result is an inspiring, funny, and honest book, which showcases a body of work that has been plastered on the streets of New York, hung at MoMA, and featured in magazines all over the world. Praise for Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?: "Victore's book makes the reader want to rise up and, in Victore's words, 'examine the cliché, then dig deeper into the idea, and do that again and again, turning and twisting it deeper each time.'" --Stacey Kahn, Print magazine, October 2010 "Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss? is both a monograph and a manifesto, visually tacking ideas on racism, war or capital punishment while taunting complacency and challenging the boundaries of taste." --Ruth Hagopian, Communication Arts, December 2010 "With his unpatriotic attitude and interest in 'unholy sex,' James Victore is a designer with opinions, as exhibited in a new book of his work." --David Crowley, Creative Review, October 2010 "For anyone interested in the currency of ideas, this volume will inspire, encourage, and, quite possibly, shock. It's a ride well worth taking." --Jim Carr, The Denver Post, September 19, 2010

A Civil Action


Author: Jonathan Harr
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030780478X
Category: True Crime
Page: 512
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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened. A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Jungle


Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chicago (Ill.)
Page: 413
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By the Skin of Our Teeth

The Art and Design of Morning Breath
Author: Jason Noto,Doug Cunningham
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062348620
Category: Art
Page: 216
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A lush, full-color, beautifully designed visual history that brings to life the innovative and creative world of Morning Breath Co. Inc., the Brooklyn-based boutique design studio whose collaborators including top musical artists (from Jay Z to the Foo Fighters) as well as such top brands as Vans and Adidas. In 1996 while working at the in-house design department at Think Skateboards in San Francisco, creatives Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto forged a collaborative style that would transform into a remarkable partnership: an endeavor they called Morning Breath. Working with some of the top music artists and corporations, Morning Breath Co. Inc. has made its aesthetic mark on pop culture, devising Grammy-nominated and award-winning work that has been featured in art shows across the country. Incorporating passé pop culture art elements into fresh, original imagery, this go-to design team for the Foo Fighters has produced an amazing portfolio of artwork for a wide range of clients, including Absolut Vodka, Solomon Snowboards, MTV, Pepsi, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay Z , Slayer, Queens of the Stone Age, Vans, and Adidas. In By the Skin of Our Teeth: The Art and Design of Morning Breath, Cunningham and Noto tell the story of Morning Breath in this collection showcasing their artwork and designs, from music packaging, T-shirts, and posters to fine arts, lifestyle, and products. They also spotlight the artistic influences and roots that have shaped them, including graffiti art, silk screening, computer graphics, collaging, painting, and fine arts. Filled with dozens of full-color images, By the Skin of Our Teeth is an invaluable display of Morning Breath’s provocative, imaginative, and original style—a combination of the dream-like and the quotidian—that has captured the attention of artists, designers, and pop culture lovers everywhere. The list of contributors consists of a wide-range of writers and artists, all of whom help put the creative work of Morning Breath in narrative perspective. Contributors include Bill Adler, Jeremy Fish, Geoff Peveto, Evan Pricco, and Eddie Zammit.