Selecting Smart Color Schemes for Infographics Design

A new course from Adobe Software Trainer and Instructor Sally Cox delivers top-notch instructions on designing an infographic. In the course, How to Design Great Infographics, Cox covers font selection, setting up the layout, arranging content and selecting your color palette. This course is for those who already have their data and want to transform that data...


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...


Color Theory Refresher

An excerpt from the HOW Design University course "Color Theory in Graphic Design." Read a quick refresher on color theory.

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Do You See What I See? The Illusion of Typeface Mechanics

After 24 years in the type business, Tobias Frere-Jones founded his own practice this January, Frere-Jones Type, where he has kept busy working on new releases and commissioned work. Although Frere-Jones’ business is new, it’s built on a stellar, longstanding reputation forged working with clients like The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living and...


7 Excellent Things to Do in Chicago During HOW Design Live

What with more than 100 sessions, a better-than-ever Exhibit Hall, and plenty of activities before and after the regular conference day, it’s hard to imagine having much downtime during HOW Design Live this May 4 – 8. But we will be in Chicago, after all, a city laden with art and architecture, a city...

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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:...