Talks at TYPO Berlin 2017

Rich Roat

Rich Roat (House Industries)

Co-founder & co-owner House Industries (Yorklyn, Delaware)

Known throughout the world for its eclectic font collections and far-reaching creative exploits, House Industries has been a standard-bearer for American graphic design for 25 years. House has worked with a diverse list of collaborators including Jimmy Kimmel, Hermès, The New Yorker, John Mayer, Muji, the Estate of Charles and Ray Eames, and Heath Ceramics. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and will be the subject of a major exhibition at The Henry Ford museum in the summer of 2017.

The process is the inspiration

Where do you find inspiration? It seems like a simple question, but like most things they do, House Industries overthought it and formulated this thoroughly entertaining post-rationalized and over-intellectualized lecture backed up with tons of new images and videos. With topics ranging from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology, this colorful and entertaining lecture offers a personal perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Presented in the honest, authentic, and often irreverent style that you’ve come to expect from House Industries, Rich Roat leads the audience through the stories and case studies that demonstrate how anyone can transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work.

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