House Industries: A Type of Learning

Posted May 25, 2017

May 27 – September 4, 2017: Visit The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, to see the exhibition A Type of Learning. Celebrate design thinking, discover your own curiosity, and push the limits of possibility.

The Henry Ford and House Industries, two institutions committed to celebrating the spirit of innovation, have joined forces to create A Type of Learning, a multi-sensory exhibition that informs, teaches, and, most important, empowers adults and kids alike to follow their interests and never stop learning.

The show features the work of House Industries, whose eclectic fonts and unconventional creative exploits are known worldwide. The company’s artists have followed their curiosity to earn international acclaim for a diverse body of work ranging from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space travel.

This exhibition is a physical representation of the creative process. It shows how childhood interests in drawing led to creating fonts that help the world communicate; how hot-rodding and punk rock influences reinforced a hands-on approach to problem-solving; and how personal interests can inspire innovation.

In addition to exhibiting House Industries’ design work, A Type of Learning also features significant historical artifacts that demonstrate how different objects and experiences can pave the way for anyone’s creative path. See hot-rodder Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s futuristic Mysterion show car, revolutionary furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, an original Apple 1 computer, and much more.

House Industries’ fonts have appeared in movie titles, magazines, and video games as well as on album covers and even cereal boxes. House Industries has also worked with a wide range of collaborators and brands, including Jimmy Kimmel, Hermès, The New Yorker, John Mayer, Muji, the estate of Charles and Ray Eames (see House Industries’ Eames font here), Uniqlo, and Heath Ceramics.

A Type of Learning beautifully celebrates House Industries’ method of design-thinking and encourages guests to think about their own curiosity, leaving them with an intoxicating sense of endless possibility.


Exhibition Details

House Industries: A Type of Learning
May 27 – September 4, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Click here for opening reception details and ticket information.

The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124

Click here for general ticket information.