A Q&A with Swedish illustrator Lotta Kühlhorn about pattern design, pattern-making and seeing the world through a patterned lens.
HOW Design Live is known for hosting top speakers who are friendly and approachable. This year's lineup includes new-to-HOW presenters and favorites back by popular demand.
HOW Design Live showcases nearly 100 expert speakers (including Seth Godin, Maria Popova and Daniel Pink). But the most important person you meet at this year's design conference may be the person sitting next to you.
In winter, you can contemplate infinite variations of a single hue: All the shades inherent in white, gray, blue, how each edges into the next. The light enters the sky at a wholly different angle, producing unusual shadows, always racing towards dusk. I swear winter changes the timbre of sounds: on a frigid cold...
Boston-based design-firm principal Rochelle Seltzer sold her studio to focus on coaching creative pros. She says design events are key to fueling creativity.
The Sex & Design Issue: This month, we take a tasteful look at everything from sex itself to sexuality. Plus, we draw attention to the artists and projects, such as the racy Secret Behavior magazine, that explore sex. We even sneak behind the black bars of censorship to understand why certain comics are so...
South Carolina-based illustrator, Maria Fabrizio, has spent most of the last year creating illustrations based on the day’s news. For example, the below illustration was creating after Fabrizio heard a story about NASA’s plan to shrink-wrap an asteroid. The project spawned a blog, Wordless News, and Fabrizio will create images for NPR’s Morning Edition...
Veteran HOW Design Live speaker Sam Harrison returns to the stage in Boston. This year's program is completely customizable; Harrison tells us what he's planning for his conference agenda.
A client with layers of approval. A high-profile design project with a lot of business at stake. An audience that will turn a keen eye on your work. The Dieline's Andrew Gibbs talks about designing the identity for the country's biggest design conference.
In part 2 of our interview with designer Aaron Draplin, he talks about the genesis of the Field Notes brand of workhorse notebooks, and how a personal project became a successful business.