10 Reasons Why You’ll Love the Creativity Issue

The May issue of HOW is now available on newsstands. It’s loaded with creative goodness for designers. Here are 10 reasons why we think you’ll love this issue.

Reason No. 1: Designers Parliament of Owls worked with Cranky Pressman (featured on page 52) to create this issue’s cover. Together, we’re giving away 10 limited-edition, letterpressed posters created through this cranky collaboration. Participate now.

Reason No. 2: Designer Candy Chang (featured in this issue’s Designing Change column, page 24) uses design to influence positive change in her city — New Orleans. View Chang’s work included in this web extra “Projects That Make Cities Better.”

Reason No. 3: The Sidelines column in HOW’s May issue tells how designer/illustrator Ryan Clark and his colleagues at FORGE turned decorative items for Clark’s son’s nursery into a growing product line, A Modern Eden. Read the interview.

Reason No. 4: Got your new issue yet? Well — hurry up (hits newsstands April 19). We’re kicking off this issue’s release by hosting our first ever scavenger hunt. Like HOW on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to participate.

Then, join the fun online at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 21. We’ll be releasing 10 questions, and you’ll have to dig deep into your new issue to find the answers. One winner will receive a Cranky Poster Print and an assorted collection of HOW Books from MyDesignShop.com.

Reason No. 5: Have you been contemplating about making the move to start your freelance business? Ilise Benun outlines 6 steps in the article “Making the Move” (page 40) so you can begin now to prepare for the day when you’ll launch your freelance business. Download Benun’s free whitepaper, “The Freedom of Freelancing.”

Reason No. 6: HOW and Lomography put cameras in the hands of 3 ultra-creative designers: Jim Krause, Von Glitschka (photo above) and Marcie Carson (see page 60). View their images and read about their experiences with analog in the May issue of HOW. For now, download free textures, desktop and mobile backgrounds, and blank notecards that they created with their Lomography images. HOWdesign.com/Lomography

Reason No. 7: A new sweepstakes has been posted, featuring products we think designers will love. Enter online for a chance to win products tagged “WIN” in this issue’s LOOK section (page 14). Register by May 31.

Reason No. 8: In the article “Risky Business” (page 68), Terry Lee Stone sets forward a four-phase approach to winning over clients with innovative ideas tied to sound business strategies. The article identifies 4 successful case studies with this strategy in action. View two more case studies online.

Reason No. 9: Six dedicated sketchers lay out 7 ways to incorporate drawing into your design process (page 76) in the May issue of HOW. But, don’t miss this chance to take a step-by-step look behind the scenes of some of Ken Carbone’s favorite drawings.

Reason No. 10:
In the In-House Issues Column (page 48), you’ll get a closer look at the inside team responsible for creating the looks of the storied Indianapolis 500. Learn more about the process of creating the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 logo online and see some outtakes from a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Creative Team. Read more.

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