House is Where the Font is
More conventionally, House's online home discerns PostScript and OpenType versioning. Specifically, links are included to download Adobe Type Manager for Macintosh and Windows platforms, as well as general support for Suitcase, Master Juggler and Font Reserve applications. House Industries is also currently shipping its Las Vegas font in OpenType format to work with at least Macintosh OS 8.1 or Adobe Type Manager 4.5. The OpenType font files are cross-platform compatible, however, for either Macs or PCs. For instance, Adobe InDesign 1.5 and Photoshop 6 are the only major design applications that support OpenType features. But InDesign allows users to set up programs to automatically substitute optimized ligatures found in many of House's font collections.
The CD-ROM collections (many of which come with music) are as follows:
Bullet: Inspired by the connecting-script lettering characterizing cast metal name plates on industrial products during the early 20th century
Chalet: Based on clothing designer-nee-type designer Rene Albert Chalet's Haute Couture
Popart: Thirty full-color high-res images of clip art (i.e., trophies, big wheels, martini shakers and bongo drums)
Latino: Latin American kitsch inspired by 1940s jazz—and coconut culture
House 3009: Space-age fonts mimicking Art Deco designs
House-A-Rama: Think bowling meets the family Bar-B-Que: everything "home"
Tiki Type: Hawaiian-themed fonts and clip art
Sign Painter: Lettering commonly associated with traditional American signage as seen along Route 66
Typography of Coop: Tattoo art meets computer illustration meets she-devils
Flyer Fonts: Remember the magazine letters you cut out as a kid for your first garage band show?
Rat Fink Font: Vaudevillian style with Las Vegas leanings
Monster Fonts: Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman were important enough to disperse themselves throughout cinematic history; they also inspired clip art
Streetvan Font Kit: The art of the bumpersticker—and the Volkswagon mini-van from 1969
The Bad Neighborhood: Graffiti is as much an art as it is a state of mind; this one's crumbling down and ramshackle