Design Finds: 5 Creative Highlights of the Week


The HOW team is excited to launch Design Finds, a weekly roundup of five interesting things and creative highlights we saw from the creative community over the course of the week. This might include tutorials, interesting videos, new typefaces, websites, projects, designery products and more. This week, we saw an impossibly cool tech products, news about the release of a universal typeface from Google and Monotype, a neat website that blends typography and National Parks, and more. Check it out:

Creative Highlights of the Week: Letterpress Calendars, Virtual Reality & More

1. Mr Cup’s 2017 Letterpress Calendar

Mr Cup has stolen our hearts a thousand times over, but we look forward to nothing more than the stupio’s annual letterpress calendar, currently on Kickstarter.


2. Dodecal

For the more geometrically inclined, check out this lovely desk-worthy calendar called Dodecal and learn how it’s made.


3. KubikfotoVR

This “authentic virtual reality” experience offers a taste of what we’re likely to see in future video games and films as VR and AR grow.


4. The American Revolution Bicentennial manual

Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth, the guys behind the recent reissue of the NASA Graphics Standard Manual and the NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual are at it again with a new volume. “The 1976 American Revolution Bicentennial symbol was the logo for America’s 200th birthday party and a precursor to the NASA logo that Bruce Blackburn would design in 1974.” Read a Q&A with Reed about it over at


5. Premiere Pro CC Warp Stabilizer Tutorial

On the perhaps-more-helpful side, Roberto Blake created a sweet how-to video for Adobe Premiere users. Roberto is one of HOW’s regular contributors, a HOW Design Live speaker, and an all-around awesome guy. Check out this handy new tutorial he put together:


Check in next week to see what else we’ve found!