The 5th Annual HOW Poster Design Awards Winners

The entrants in the HOW’s Poster Design Competition & Awards definitely made judge John C. Foster’s task of narrowing the selection down to the top 10 winning posters a very difficult task. There was an impressive show of talent and ideas in this year’s competition.

Foster (weekly featured writer for Design Observer, artist, art collector, graphic designer, art curator and former design educator) was up for the challenge of selecting the Top 10 Best Posters. He carefully curated the poster designs that stood out from the pack. The winners below include everything from gig posters to works raising awareness of environmental causes.

After the top 10 posters were selected, the readers of had the opportunity to select the Reader’s Choice Award Winner, which will be featured in the May 2014 issue of HOW magazine. We’re excited to announce that you’ve chosen  “Folk on the Water” by Bartley & Dick Design/Advertising as the winner!

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Check out all the winner, including the Reader’s Choice Award Winner, below, and get inspired to tackle your own poster design.