A PLACE FOR MAKERS: THE HOHMAN DESIGN YOUTUBE CHANNEL
December 20th 2018
Our new YouTube channel is now live. Motion picture veteran and industrial product designer, Tom Hohman together with friends and colleagues, work to provide unique and varied perspectives on the creative process and maker culture. The channel explores design challenges across a broad range of topics and showcases the tools used to work and play in design.
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BRICK & MORTAR'S NOT DEAD: DESIGNING THE GAP FLAGSHIP EXPERIENCE
For the Gap flagship store in San Fransisco we design and fabricate the Zoetrope photographic experience. A series of striking camera-embedded obelisks are networked to a master kiosk, creating a beautiful time-slice photography interaction of color, shape, and motion.
FEATURED INTERN - 2018
Kyle Spittle gained early experience as a maker with his costuming endeavor, Vulcan Armory Props. Before becoming an industrial design student at Jefferson University, Kyle had researched and created suits of replica armor from narratives in popular culture. Here you see a flight suit he fabricated based on the video game Titanfall. We will be talking to Kyle, and taking a closer look at his personal creations, on our upcoming YouTube channel.
PLAYING “Q” TO CARRIE MATHISON’S “007”
With decades of experience in the film industry, Hohman Design provides unique contributions to the art department including several of the key props for Showtime’s HOMELAND franchise. In recent episodes, HOMELAND uses Hohman Design’s SD-card concealment briefcase latch (S2E3), the pacemaker-kill-device (S2E10), the “Mossad” assassination needle (S3E11), and the magnetic car-bomb (S3E1). Now, for Season Seven, Episode Eleven, we present the mobile counter-surveillance briefcase.
Find out more: Homeland Website
HYPNO EYE: THE SELFIE GROWS UP
January 10th, 2018
The new “EYE” selfie ball created for HYPNO is now in broad release. Equal parts lustre and luminosity, this app-driven device is unlike any other product in the world of experience marketing. Hohman Design has partnered with HYPNO since 2013 to design products that provide world-class interactions for a wide range of clients from Michael Kors to Carnival Cruise Lines.
Find out more: hypno.cam
HOHMAN DESIGN IS MOVING
Richmond, VA, Friday May 26th, 2017
Hohman Design announces plans to relocate its business to 3425-B W. Leigh Street. The new studio-office and prototyping facility is scheduled to be ready this July and is located next door to the design firm’s previous address.
After six years of expansion, Hohman Design is consolidating its facilities from a large-scale fabrication shop to a clean environment prototyping space to better serve both client projects and in-house product development.
The new 2000 sq. ft. studio is part of the historic renovation of the entire 3400 block of W. Leigh St. in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Virginia’s capitol city. “This neighborhood has become a hotbed of creative and cultural entrepreneurs,” said Studio Principle Tom Hohman. “We’re glad to stay right here, walking distance from our friends in architecture, design, print making, and more - not to mention the dizzying array of craft food and beverage spots. This is a great place to entertain, build community and stay inspired.”
3425-B W. Leigh St.
Richmond VA 23230
Hohman Design is an industrial product design firm developing furniture, appliances andother exhibits for license as well as for clients. hohmandesign.com
LECTURE AT VCU ARTS CINEMA PROGRAM
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00PM
The VCU Arts Cinema Program will host Tom Hohman to address the 2017 Summer Intensive students as they embark on a series of four films to be produced over the following ten weeks.
With over 25 years of design experience in the motion picture industry, Tom will share his film career biography. Inspired by industrial designer turned production designer, Syd Mead, followed by training at Art Center College of Design, this story includes a full circle journey to Tom's current industrial design practice, Hohman Design.
Find out more: arts.vcu.edu/cinema
WAVE 01 - VCU KINETIC IMAGING DEPARTMENT UNDERGRADUATE SENIOR EXHIBITION
Friday, April 28th, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00PM
Hohman Design is pleased to host one of four “Waves” of the 2017 KI Senior Show. Wave 01, here in the gallery space at Hohman Design, will feature recent video, animation, sound, and emerging media projects, from Kevin Moun, Onirologia (Costantino Toth), Wandaryna Phou, Tiffany Reniva, Morgan Hooper, Allison Cribbs, Natalie Abernathy, John Irving, Rowan Gryder and Mitchell Craft.
This exhibition will be free and open to the public for one night only – Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6-10pm.
DESIGNING COLOR WITH MAC COSMETICS
For Este Lauder’s MAC cosmetics brand, Hohman Design creates a dynamic color-changing store fixture. To seamlessly drive the experience, we design and manufacture “ColorCompass”, the only RGBW controller that provides direct access to a color look-up table utilizing an encoder wheel. Hohman Design creates the ColorCompass PCB in partnership with Advanced Circuits, expanding our capabilities in prototyping, manufacturing, and special effects.
For more info: Advanced Circuits Website
CRITICAL - VCU CRAFT AND MATERIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT CANDIDACY EXHIBITION
Opening Reception - Friday, April 21st, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00PM
Hohman Design will host the VCU Craft and Material Studies Department Candidacy Exhibition, Friday April 21st through Sunday April 23rd. Opening Reception Friday, April 21st 6-9PM. Soft Closing Sunday, April 23rd 2-6PM. MFA candidates: Jenna Alderiso, Sasha Baskin, Anne Bujold, Magdolene Dykstra, Everett Hoffman, William Lenard, Haiylin Liang, Hollis McCracken, Katey Murphy and Meg Wachs present their explorations in wood, fiber, clay, glass, metal and more. Guests of HOHMAN DESIGN are invited to a private social function in the Studio Office prior to the student’s Opening Reception in the Gallery Space.
Find out more: arts.vcu.edu/craft
COMMUNICATING ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE FUTURE
Hohman Design presents the “Tuff-Table” Concept for HDT Global. This functioning prototype reimagines the mobile command environment with security, access, and control for the future warfighter. This crucial piece of battlefield communication equipment anticipates the increasing prominence of space-based assets as well as the growing needs of existing and new commands.
Find out more: hdtglobal.com
CURRENT ART FAIR AMBASSADOR'S GATHERING
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30A
Hohman Design is honored to host an Ambassador's coffee reception for the upcoming CURRENT Art Fair. This informational, for gallerists, special patrons and the press, will take place in a staged gallery setting here at the studio to promote the 2016 main event scheduled for October 2016.
We are further thrilled to announce that we will have the privilege of staging the gallery with the fine art photography of Mark Havens whose work has been published and exhibited internationally. In addition to his studio practice, Havens teaches at Philadelphia University.
Find out more: markhavens.com
This event is invitation only.
CURRENT ART FAIR
Thursday, October 20th - Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Hohman Design is honored to host CURRENT, Richmond’s first contemporary art fair. Art enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to purchase art presented by seven premiere Richmond galleries: ADA Gallery, Candela Books + Gallery, Glave Kocen Gallery, Page Bond Gallery, Reynolds Gallery, Quirk Gallery and 1708 Gallery.
CURRENT will emphasize accessible opportunities to collect art and will feature works from local, national and internationally recognized artists. CURRENT offers opportunities for collectors of all levels, from new to seasoned, and features special access to many of the area's gallerists and curators.
The hours for CURRENT are Thursday, October 20, 6-9 PM, Friday October 21, 12–9 PM, Saturday, October 22, 12 - 9 PM, and Sunday, October 23, 12 - 5 PM. Admission is free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets to the Preview reception from 6 - 9 PM on Thursday are $50/ticket and are available at the CURRENT website, and at the door.
Find out more: currentrichmond.com
SHEPARD FAIREY DESIGNS CURRENT LOGO
We are pleased to announce that Shepard Fairey has just unveiled his logo for the CURRENT Art Fair. Hohman Design is hosting the inaugural fair this October, here at our studio warehouse in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond Virginia. We are just blocks away from the landmark radio-tower on Broad Street that served as an inspiration to @obeygiant as he designed the logo for the upcoming event. The brand successfully combines the unique industrial-deco flavor of the area with some of Fairey’s signature take on retro-WPA iconography.