HOW Design Magazine’s 2017 International Design Annual

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In a world of rising tensions, the creative community stands together. Discover the 292 winning designs from HOW’s largest competition: The International Design Awards. Plus, explore Lisbon’s booming startup culture & learn a lettering trick that will enhance any design.

HWSP17This latest issue of HOW is divided into four sections: WHO, WHERE, WHAT and — of course — HOW. Explore each below.



Here’s what you’ll find inside:


Get to know some of today’s greatest creative influencers and industry leaders.

– A Solitary Collective: Meet the Vacvvm, a creative “cult” that empowers like-minded illustrators from around the world By Chris Jalufka



Discover incredible work by the winners of the International Design Awards

– The HOW International Design Awards [Check out the online gallery here.]

– Best of Show: Hybrid Design’s Nike SNKRS Box Experience turned heads around the world—and earned a Best of Show win By Sarah Whitman

– Outstanding Achievement & Merit Winners



Take an in-depth tour of one city’s creative community, and learn how place influences design

– Lisbon: The Portuguese capital is growing into a flourishing design hub bolstered by rich history, tech startups, innovative agencies and artistic attractions By Nadja Sayej

– Color in Action Dive into the world of color for international sporting events—and see where trends are headed next By Time Newcomb



Dig into helpful how-tos and tutorials, and find industry insights from the industry’s renowned experts

– Typographic Magic How To Make An Ambigram: An ambigram is a word that can be read from multiple directions. Learn the secrets to designing your own By Nikita Prokhorov

– A World of Typographic Opportunities: Industrious and ambitious type designers are creating fonts for not only their own cultures, but those in nearby countries—or ones thousands of miles away By Jason Tselentis

You’ll find all this and more in the Spring 2017 issue of HOW magazine.