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Are you looking for the latest design trends or for type treats to feed your inner typophile? What about cool design projects, the scoop on the firms churning out amazing work or the hottest design events? Whatever you’re looking for, the HOW Design Blog is the place to stay in-the-know and to find inspiration when you need it most. It’s like a little bit of HOW magazine every day and is brought to you by the HOW editors. Do you have an idea that you think would be great for this design blog? Tell us about it.

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In-House Survival: 5 Designers Share What Keeps Them Going

We’ve been asking in-house teams lots of questions lately—for instance, about their most frustratingly funny client stories, and all the fun, interesting and challenging things that go on in their in-house design department. In celebration of HOW’s In-House Design Awards, now we chat with some in-housers about what “survival tools” they and their teams use—basically anything that...

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Where the Coolest Startup Office Designs Come From

Editor’s Note: The following piece on designing office spaces for startups was contributed by Stefan Bhagwandin, content writer for Share Your Office, a real estate tech startup that offers on-demand listings of offices, meeting rooms, and coworking spaces. Who doesn’t love looking at pictures of cool offices? Startups, with their iconoclastic ideals and goofy...

Get inspiration and business card ideas from designs like this one by Jose Canales

24 Business Cards Making Impressions

Back in January, we pondered the power of the business card to create promotional buzz, and provided you with a gallery of unique business cards to spark inspiration for your own promotion design, whether for yourself or a client. Here, we showcase 24 more and invite you to enter HOW’s Promotion & Marketing Design Awards before the final deadline (April 22—tonight!). If...

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Meet Global Trend Forecaster Sem Devillart

How do you know when a trend is about to change? How do you pinpoint what the next trend will be? We recently interviewed the global trend forecaster Sem Devillart on this subject. And the conversation was simply fascinating. In our conversation, Devillart discusses the way she applies cultural analysis, design research and brand...