Design Finds: 5 Creative Highlights from the Week


Welcome to the latest edition of Design Finds, where we highlight creative news, happenings and findings from the past week. This week’s selection includes fascinating data visualization about veterans, an elegant lunar letterpress calendar, and sketchbooks that glow under a blacklight. Let’s dig in!

1. Veterans Issues & Successes

This website about the challenges and successes veterans face was a sobering and interesting way to honor Veterans Day. Explore the data here.


2. A Beautiful Letterpress Calendar

We love calendar design here at HOW, and we love letterpress. Thus, the two are a match made in heaven in this lunar calendar by Alec Thibodeau. Read about it over at Colossal.


3. Snapchat’s Spectacles Are Here

Love ’em, hate ’em, don’t understand ’em, Snapchat’s glasses are coming by way of vending machine. Read about it at Digital Trends.

4. Sketchbooks Under a Blacklight

This is just too cool! The multi-experiential project by GLOW examines graffiti-style art that changes under a blacklight. Read more at Doodler’s Anonymous.


5. Relive the Pain of the 2016 Election!

I know, I know, we’re all beyond weary of it, but designer Philip Johnson very accurately recreated what it felt like to survive the 2016 election cycle—and the website design is pretty sweet too.