Free Font Friday: Glamor

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Save on entry fees! Early bird deadline: October 2, 2017 Welcome to Free Font of the Week, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! We are constantly browsing the web to bring you the best content. We try our best to promote independent designers and their free fonts by browsing sites like Behance and Dribble....

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The Vacvvm: An International “Cult” of Illustrators & Poster Designers

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[Call for Entries: The International Design Awards] Meet The Vacvvm, a creative “cult” that empowers like-minded illustrators from around the world. On Oct. 10, 2014, a new page appeared on Facebook, attributed to illustrator Aaron Horkey and creative director Mitch Putnam. The first post was a sketch of distinctly Horkey-an creation—an ink drawing of a...

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How Kathie Soza Reinvented Herself to Become a Lettering Artist

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[Call for Entries: The International Design Awards] Kathie Soza’s road to becoming a lettering artist took time and dedication, and a little juggling. It also took change. She had done hand-lettering on the side since she graduated college, but balanced that work with her full-time role as a production designer at Shutterfly. She felt a...

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New Belfast logo and the typical tabloid response

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The new Belfast logo, designed by local firm McCadden, was a recent topic on a radio phone-in after “a disgruntled council worker” shared a low-res version of the mark (below). Unsurprisingly, public responses were typical of a logo presented in isolation, and the Belfast Telegraph ran an equally typical tabloid-styled response. Was new Belfast logo...

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Winning Logo Design Strategies from 9 Industry Judges

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[Natasha Jen: designer, thinker, maker, educator, partner at Pentagram— and your HOW Logo Design Awards judge this year!] We teamed up with the brilliant minds at LogoLounge to provide our readers with an extensive look into this year’s logo design trends and insights in the latest issue of HOW magazine. LogoLounge’s Bill Gardner and an esteemed...

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Nike Design Team Develops Color-Rich NBA Uniforms

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[Call for Entries: The International Design Awards] LOS ANGELES – John Hoke, Nike’s chief design officer, says that in working with the brand for 25 years, getting the call that “show time” was coming to Nike started the most fun he’s had working on a project in his career. “We have 1,000 creatives,” Hoke tells...

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Arrrgh! 9 Nautical Designs For Talk Like A Pirate Day

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Shiver me timbers and blow me down, International Talk Like A Pirate Day be upon us once more. The silly holiday has been around longer than you might expect. On June 6, 1995, two friends, John Baur and Mark Summers, came up with the idea when they started talking like pirates during a game of racquetball....

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7 Desk Accessories for Your Office or Design Studio

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[Call for Entries: The HOW Logo Design Awards] Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to fill your studio with furniture from IKEA. We all know workspace design is key to productivity. Designer desk accessories which are clever—yet practical—can also fuel our creativity. From New York to Copenhagen, here are 10 products which you might...

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Free Font Friday: Valentino

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Welcome to Free Font of the Week, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! We are constantly browsing the web to bring you the best content. We try our best to promote independent designers and their free fonts by browsing sites like Behance and Dribble. If you have a recommendation or would like to see...

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Luxury Cannabis Packaging by Lowell Herb Co

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[Call for Entries: The HOW Logo Design Awards] Cannabis packaging has transformed into a brand new industry for designers as states have gradually shifted toward legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana. Not only are people using cannabis products for medicinal purposes; it’s also become a luxury item, opening up a world of opportunity for brands...

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3 Degrees of Inspiration: Enchanting Illustrators

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[Call for Entries: The International Design Awards] Editor’s Note: This is part 59 in Emily Potts’ inspirational series. Every other week she features three artists whose work offers fresh, fun, and stimulating creative inspiration. Each artist picks the next link—someone who personally inspires him/her. Check out the fifty-eighth part in the series, featuring Inka Bell,...

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Who are creative leaders? (Hint: Look in a mirror.)

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[Call for Entries: The International Design Awards] Creative leadership is one of those “you know it when you see it” kind of things. We gravitate toward leaders, we want in on whatever they’re up to, we model their behavior. Think of the leaders you’ve worked with: No doubt you’ve emulated specific actions or beliefs that...

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