Editor’s Picks


8 Captivating Design History Books

Theodore Roosevelt once famously said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” This concept certainly applies to graphic design, a field in which innovators have shaped the appearance of our world. Design history traces the lines of our culture, from the media we consume to the...


Cultivating Creativity: Field Notes for Greater Productivity

Maria Fabrizio’s book Cultivating Creativity is an enjoyable read that compares gardening with design. This book is more of a field guide to creative self-discovery that helps you consider when your best ideas are flowing, when you produce the best work and what routine will help you accomplish your goals. This guide is divided...


Design Philosophy: Find Your Inner Buddha

HOW Design Live—in Chicago this May 4 – 8—is all about collective wisdom shared. From speakers sharing their expertise with attendees to attendees sharing theirs with one another. That’s why we’ve compiled 101 Inspiring Ideas for Creative Professionals in Design, Branding & Marketing, an exclusive free e-book featuring words of wisdom from a selection...

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3 Tips for Making Your Pitch to Attend HOW Design Live

Anyone who’s been to a HOW Design conference will tell you it’s an incredible, inspiring experience. But if you’re going to ask your employer to pick up the tab, you have to make a bold case for attending. So here’s a bit of tactical advice on getting your manager to send you to HOW Design Live:...


The Explosive Hand Lettering Rebellion

A stealthy resurgence happening in the design world. Hand lettering is not-so-quietly making a colossal comeback, exploding into the forefront of design.


Graphic Content: An Interview with Brian Singer

Take a second and think of the rock stars of design--who pops into your head? Stefan Sagmeister? Debbie Millman? Aaron Draplin? James Victore? What if you could hear their stories? What if you could laugh with them and learn from them? Well here's your chance! Graphic Content author Brian Singer sits down with PRINT...


10 Brand-Centric Website Designs

Great website design entails more than a uploading a vibrant layout, inserting dynamic features and typing in code. The most effective and admired website designs stem from forward thinking about brand strategy, color theory, copywriting, determining a target audience and devising a social media marketing plan. Website Designs that Beautifully Bolster Brand Recognition: View the...