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Along the wall are a series of hand-painted panels of stark numbers, symbols and soothing repetitive patterns ($600 to $1,250 each) concocted by House designers and framed in recycled barn wood.Items are also available for purchase on the company website, Meet House Industries of Yorklyn: The rock stars of typeface. Abrams, who directed "Mission: Impossible III," hired House to create the film's macho logos.House is the Marx Brothers to modern design's Margaret Dumont (the high-society comic foil to Groucho), according to artist Chris Cooper."Their intelligence, humor and sense of history seems to make every other designer look like the pompous, pretentious nerds that they no doubt are," Cooper writes in a testimonial on House's website. The design studio's name-dropping doesn't stop there.Interestingly, Lucky Charms used one of the fonts on its cereal box.To celebrate House's 10th anniversary, the company created a tome celebrating its subversive modern elements blended with timeless alphabet styles. Given that many of House's font collections, including the Eames Century Modern, cost less than $300 and are licensed like software, are their standards too high?Early next year, the gallery will feature a selection of Hasami ceramics with specialized House fonts, previously only available in Japan.||
Along the wall are a series of hand-painted panels of stark numbers, symbols and soothing repetitive patterns ($600 to $1,250 each) concocted by House designers and framed in recycled barn wood.,250 each) concocted by House designers and framed in recycled barn wood.
Decorated with Coop's trademark smoking devil and voluptuous nudes, the box was a miss with more conservative clients.They began designing posters for Delaware arts organizations, which later infiltrated the design contest circuit.Back then, "it was all stylistic or Helvetica," Roat grimly recalls.House releases its collections, with names like "Shag," "Bad Neighborhood" and "Street Van" in gorgeous font lookbooks on textured paper with precise metallic lettering.To celebrate rock poster artist Cooper, who mocked the staff's "annoying Delaware accents," House created a collection of display typefaces.