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12 Days of Design: Creative Gifts & Resources

On the hunt for design resources or creative gifts for your designer friends? HOW and PRINT are excited to present the 2015 12 Days of Deals in our official store, MyDesignShop.

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The Beauty of Map Design

Read a bit about the history of map design and explore the art of illustrated maps from John Roman's latest book.

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10 Remarkable Shadow Type & Lettering Designs

The creative and strategic application of shadows and three-dimensional features to type and lettering has been in practice for centuries. In the past, letters with relief and shadow have been used on signage, posters, packaging, movie titles and publications, allowing lettering to jump off a flat surface for an eye-catching look. Shadowed type still appears in...

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Excerpt: Archetypes & Brand Development Strategies

Margaret Hartwell (@MPHpov on Twitter) is an expert on brand development strategies. Margaret Hartwell is a strategy consultant, coach, educator and writer. Her 20 years of experience chronicle a career of effective brand and business solutions at the intersection of creativity and business. Her work has spanned analysis and research, organizational development, marketing, social...

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Recreating the Jersey Cream Letterpress Print

“The Jersey Cream blocks are the oldest pieces we know of in the collection that were made by Hamilton. There is a distinct possibility that we will never be able to print from the original blocks again,” says Jim Moran, Museum Director for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Created more than 120...

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10 Award-Winning Leaflets, Pamphlets & Brochures

We all know the power of well-designed leaflets. Leaflets, pamphlets, flyers and other printed media provide marketers a versatile approach to a wide variety of audiences—even in the digital age. For the record, “leaflet” may be synonymous with “flyer” if it’s only one page and the size of an A6; however, they’re often more detailed than their flyer counterpart...

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7 Multidisciplinary Books & Resources for Designers

  As a hardcore book nerd, I maximize opportunities to stock up. I scrimp and save to acquire the graphic design resources I feel are essential to my collection. I’m currently at the point where my book book buying splurge will reach a hyperactive level and I’ll unabashedly stock up on all the graphic...