Author Archives: Megan Lane Patrick

About Megan Lane Patrick

Megan Lane Patrick joined the HOW magazine team in 1999. As former Content Director, she was responsible for the editorial strategy for HOW magazine and books, as well as the HOW website and events. She’s best known for her ability to find cool things online, which she happily shares as on the HOW blog. Away from the office, she enjoys looking for Mid-Century Modern furniture bargains and collecting tiny chairs, natural history specimens and a certain vintage paint-by-numbers kitten.

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Designer Spotlight: PB&J

Featured in the May issue of HOW, Peanut Butter & Jelly, with offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, OH, is a truly multidisciplinary creative firm. Led by partners Micah Paldino and B. Emmit Jones, PB&J, as it’s known by friends, focuses on design, public relations and social media for both national and local brands. “We...

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HOW Design Live Early Bird Deadline Is Friday!

Don’t miss out on the chance to save $200 on your HOW Design Live registration. The early bird deadline is Friday at 11:59pm. Featured speakers this year include Debbie Millman (Sterling Brands), Sagi Haviv (Chermayeff & Geismar), Scott Belsky (Behance), Jessica Walsh (Sagmeister & Walsh) and James Victore.

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House Industries Offers Photolettering App

House Industries has released a Photolettering iPhone app (download) that let’s you add funky text to your images on the fly. The app comes with 3 free fonts and you can access more for  $0.99 each or unlock them all for $9.99. Create, edit and share images using fonts from world-renowned type foundry House...

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Beautiful Sketchnotes From SXSW 2013

Didn’t make it to SXSW this year? Designer Gerren Lamson (who recently became CCO of Creative Market) did and he was kind enough to take copious illustrated notes and share them on his Flickr page. Looking at his sketchnotes made me super bummed that I didn’t make it down to Austin this year. Come to think...

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Designing For Films

Not unlike book cover designs, DVD covers for movies have to capture the essence of a film and communicate it instantly to potential viewers. Some of the most thoughtful DVD cover designs are for the Criterion Collection. The podcast “Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know” recently featured an interview with Criterion designer Eric...

The Luxe Project

Sagmeister & Walsh For The Luxe Project

The latest iteration of MOO’s Luxe Project launches today with a collection of experimental “business cards” by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh. The cards, which are printed with a variety of messages that range from sweet to salty, are meant to be handed out to people in public to let them know how they’re...

hand drawn type by Matthew Allen

Hand Drawn Type By Matthew Allen

Designer/illustrator Matthew Allen recently created this hand drawn type for Bon Appetit magazine. The California-based creative specializes in typographic illustrations for clients including Crate and Barrel, PB Teen and Simple Shoes. He got his start at Surfer Magazine, where he developed both his art directing and illustration skills. For more resources about handmade elements...

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Friday Free Font Find: FIGA (A Display Font)

FIGA is a super futuristic, geometric display font created by Brazilian motion designer Pier Paolo. He says you can download and use this free font as long as you do good work and send him images (pier@pierpaolo.tv). His own samples of FIGA in use are super creepy but I can see how FIGA would...

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Pizza Packaging Design Win or Fail?

The new Domino's Pizza packaging design by CP+B is gorgeous with a restrained palette of silver on black and exuberant vintage-style typography. But does it really say "Domino's" or even "pizza," for that matter? It doesn't feel particularly authentic to the brand, even the new "our pizza doesn't suck anymore" brand. What do you...