House Industries at The Henry Ford Museum

Entry to the House Industries exhibit

While in Michigan this summer I visited the House Industries exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum. Marvelous presentation of stunning visuals, a trip down a typographer’s memory lane and exploration of the creative process.

“Out-of-the-Box” is a phrase commonly used. But how do we incorporate that in our problem solving, designs and critical thinking? Is it just being weird? The House exhibit offers insights into their journey and perhaps nudge you along a richer path in your own.

I never created an alphabet nor did I do much hand lettering, but I sure love insights into those processes. Seeing a collection of fun or wild fonts often feels like shopping in a large store. Too many choices and not enough context. This exhibit give context to the process and the results. Excellent.

Traverse City & Long Lake 2017

Don & Kathy’s home on Long Lake

Skid, Kathy and I took a quick trip “up north” to visit cousin Don and Kathy this July. Their home is on Long Lake in Traverse City area.

Gallery is mostly from our boat ride around Long Lake and connected, Mickey Lake. Also some images of the home.

Don’s sister, Shelly and her grandson joined us for the afternoon. Good times with good people.