Wednesday, November 19, 2008

House Industries

Check out these beautifully simple specimens of House Industries Letters & Ligatures show at the Subliminal Gallery in LA. The show opened on November 8th and will be up until December 5th. It is an "exhibition of prints, patterns, installations and sculptures based on House Industries’ 15-year excursion into the alphabetical world." I ran across these photos on the House Industries blog, so I can't take credit for them. I only wish I could go to the show.

These installations are perfect examples of how sometimes the simplest (an least expensive) materials combined with fabulous typography can make for excellent displays!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Technology is racing at a break-neck speed when it comes to innovations of light products. The most versatile, marketable, economical and environmentally respectful product designs will be the winners. The uses of these products are innumerable. Some of the applications are a bit eccentric, but they can be used commercially, especially for Signage. I'm not talking about the cheesy "We're Open" signs. I'm talking about more appropriate and less trite applications. Below is one of my designs which uses Flexible LED Tube to simulate Neon. With the flexible tubes, the corners and overall look is clean and sharp. By using LED technology the overall cost savings and longevity far exceeds traditional Neon. The only downside is that LEDs are not as bright as exposed Neon.