Get Inspired At HOW Design Live

Besides all the amazing speakers, the networking opportunities and the collective energy of thousands of creatives gathered in one place for the largest design conference in the world, HOW Design Live offers even more inspiration through exhibits of winning design work and a book store so you can take the inspiration home with you.

HOW Design Live 2012

Type Directors Club

View winning works from the three TDC annual international competitions: 58th Communication Design; 15th Typeface Design, and Title Design. This is one of the seven traveling shows that will be exhibited in Canada, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and U.S. cities. The Type Directors Club is an international professional organization dedicated to educating its membership on type, type history, type in design, type as it relates to new technologies, and the power of type as a communications tool. TDC is celebrating its 65th anniversary.

Friday, June 22 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 23 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 24 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

AIGA Photo Booth

Visit the AIGA photo booth near the registration desk to meet local members of the professional association for design and be in your own photo shoot. Join fellow designers and industry leaders for engaging conversations on design and learn more about the opportunities, events and benefits that AIGA provides in Boston and across the country.

Friday, June 22 8:00 am – Noon (photo boothsign-up); 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (photo booth open)
Saturday, June 23 8:00 am – Noon (photo booth sign-up); 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (photo booth open)
Sunday, June 24 8:00 am – Noon (photo booth sign-up); 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (photo booth open)

MyDesignShop on Location (Conference Bookstore)

Plaza Level (Across from Registration)

Friday, June 22 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 23 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday, June 24 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Monday, June 25 8:30 am – Noon

HOW/PRINT Design Awards Gallery

See award-winning pieces from four of the most prestigious design competitions in the industry: the 2012 HOW International Design Awards, the 2011 Print Regional Design Annual and the 2012 HOW In-HOWse Design Awards and the 2011 HOW Promotion Design Awards. Then cast your vote for the Designer’s Choice Awards!
Hall B, Plaza Level

Friday, June 22 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 23 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday, June 24 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


EPIC helps Chicago nonprofits with big missions and small budgets market their causes to the world. They do that by pairing talented, volunteer professionals in the Chicago area with nonprofits that need their pro bono services. During their eight-week “creative rallies,” each team develops marketing that opens hearts, minds and wallets to their clients’ causes. By strengthening their clients’ missions, they’re strengthening their community. EPIC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is HOW’s official nonprofit partner.
Main Lobby, Plaza level

Friday, June 22 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 23 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 24 8:00 am – 5:00 pm