The International Design Annual | Spring 2018

In this issue of HOW, explore the 294 winners in one of the industry’s most prestigious design competitions, the HOW International Design Awards, judged by Su Mathews Hale, Pum Lefebure, Leland Maschmeyer, Vanessa Foley and Brian Collins.

HOW Magazine Spring 2018 International Design Annual


Retrospective Articles Celebrating the Last Three Decades of Design

33 Years

Take a look back at the work that has informed, provoked and inspired the graphic design industry in the three-plus decades since HOW was founded.
by Jason Tselentis


Where Are They Now?

We catch up with some of our favorite designers from the 1980s and ’90s and spotlight their careers then and now—plus hear what they’ve learned along the way.
by Emily Potts

Celebrating Illustration

HOW and illustration have always gone hand in hand. Take a walk down memory lane with a look at some of our most iconic covers—then vote for your favorite.
by Sarah Whitman

Oops! In the Spring 2018 issue, we ran the incorrect images for Studio O+A’s winning project in the 3D Objects category and Shann Larsson’s winning project in the Student category. Here are the projects as they were meant to be published:

Title Paying Cards | Design Firm/Client Studio O+A, San Francisco; | Creative Team Elizabeth Vereker, art director/illustrator; Amy Young, designer/illustrator/photographer; Olivia Ward, Donald Koide, illustrators; Al McKee, copywriter | Printer Quality Playing Cards & Games

Title PLAYING CARDS: Blue & White Porcelain | Student Shann Larsson, | Instructor Gianluca Cinquepalmi | School Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong;