Taliesin Next Presents “Andy Cruz: Architecture & Letterforms”

April 15, 2019
Taliesin West

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is pleased to present Andy Cruz of the prolific design studio, House Industries on April 15, 2019. Join us at Taliesin West as Andy shares how architecture has inspired countless House Industries projects ranging from children’s building blocks to digital fonts that help the world communicate.

Andy Cruz will explore the roll letterforms play in our modern visual landscape and the power they have to tap into a viewer’s emotions. Survey House’s process of crafting typefaces, furniture and objects with the estates of Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Richard Neutra. A House book signing will follow the lecture.



April 15, 2019


6:30 p.m. Doors Open

7:00 p.m. Presentation

8:00 p.m. Book Signing Reception


Taliesin West Music Pavilion


$25 General Admission

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation members receive a 20% discount ($20 tickets). Discount applied at checkout once membership number is verified.

All tickets sold at the door will be $25, including members. 

About the speaker 

Andy Cruz (b. 1972) is the founder and creative nerve center of House Industries, the design company known for their fonts and far-reaching collaborative work with Hermès, Jimmy Kimmel, Muji, Heath Ceramics, and The New Yorker. His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Andy’s book, The Process is the Inspiration, co-authored with longtime conspirators, Rich Roat and Ken Barber, is an honest and personal look at how to turn curiosity into successful work. JJ Abrams wrote the book’s foreword.

Andy Cruz

All photos by Carlos Alejandro unless otherwise noted.

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