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Design studio House Industries has announced the release of a new book, The Process Is the Inspiration, illustrating its creative process and offering helpful lessons for aspiring designers.

For a quarter century, House Industries has had an immeasurable impact on pop culture, carving out an unlikely niche in the design world by cultivating a diverse body of work — from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology. The Process Is the Inspiration (Authors: Andy Cruz, Rich Roat, and Ken Barber; foreword by J.J. Abrams) is a beautiful and useful 400-page volume offering a personal perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field.

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Presented in House’s honest, authentic and often irreverent style, this revealing and visually engaging book contains a collection of helpful lessons, stories and case studies, as well as showing “how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work.”

Featuring a textured and embossed hard cover case, metallic inks and varnish, four different paper stocks, and hundreds of new photographs of sketches, reference materials, finished work and archived artifacts, this comprehensive visual and anecdotal narrative is a must-have for any fan of design.

Published with Watson-Guptill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, the book’s release on May 30, 2017 will coincide with a major House Industries exhibition at The Henry Ford museum. Check it out above.

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