International Design Awards Winners 2018: Posters

The HOW International Design Awards has been recognizing excellence on a global scale for 25 years now. Explore winners in the Posters category below, and if you want to get your hands on the amazing prizes we’re offering HOW competition winners this year, check out all the open competitions and enter your best work today. We hope to see you at our next trophy ceremony—and in HOW+PRINT’s all-new book (we can’t wait for you to see it)!

Outstanding Achievement Winner in the Poster Category

If You Fly, We Can’t

Design Firm U.S. Forest Service, Office of Communication, Washington, DC; | Creative Team Mary Horning, art director/designer; Jennifer Jones, content strategist; Bob Roth, copywriter | Client Fire and Aviation Management

NatureBridge Foundation Poster Series

Design Firm Studio Hinrichs, San Francisco; | Creative Team Kit Hinrichs, art director; Dang Nguyen, designer; Jeff Fisher, Anna Balbusso, Elena Balbusso, Jody Hewgill, Nancy Stahl, Martin Haake, John Mattos, illustrators; Sterling Art Services | Printer Impact Visual Arts | Client NatureBridge Foundation

Merit Winners in the Posters Category

1. Cutline

Design Firm National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; | Creative Team Stefan Canuel, art director/designer | Client Canadian Photography Institute


2. Prairie Burn Anniversary Art Print

Design Firm Christiansen Creative, Hudson, WI; | Creative Team Tricia Christiansen, art director/designer | Printer Nomadic Press | Client Prairie Burn Music Festival

3. Coffee Poster

Design Firm Christiansen Creative, Hudson, WI; | Creative Team Tricia Christiansen, art director; Ellie Alexander, designer | Printer Franklin Press | Client Christiansen Creative

4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Designer Yiwen Lu, Atlanta; | Printer Bennett Graphics.

5. An Ode To Lunch

Design Firm/Client Proportion, Boston; | Creative Team Paul V. Reiss, Jeff Price, Blake Goodwin, Joel Balbuena, art directors/designers/illustrators/printers

6. Impactful Language

Design Firm Cynda Media Lab, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; | Creative Team Christie Shin, C.J. Yeh, art directors; Carrie Harvey, designer | Client FIT

7. [D³] Internal Communications


Design Firm Priority, Stockholm, Sweden; | Creative Team Jan Vana, art director/designer; Inger Holmström, copywriter/project manager | Client Järna Mejeri

8. OCADU Recruitment Poster

Design Firm Cosmic Design, Toronto; | Creative Team Teri Yeung, art director/designer/copywriter | Client OCAD University

9. Common Ground Poster Campaign

Design Firm Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto; | Creative Team Zak Mroueh, chief creative officer; Allen Oke, executive creative director; Andrea Romanelli, art director; Ryan Booth, designer; Adi Gilbert, illustrator; Jacob Pacey, copywriter; Jim Tinios, digital imaging; Brandon Dyson, digital imaging/Mac artist; Greg Heptinstall, Mac artist; Kari Macknight Dearborn, agency producer; David Tremblay, group account director; Lance Kowlessar, Alice Ko, assistant supervisors; Heidi Philip, Jamie Cuthbertson, agency planners; Initiative, media agency; Brian Gault, Jamie Camden, media agency planners | Client Harley-Davidson

10. “Eating Myself” Exhibit

Design Firm ANOY, Seoul, South Korea | Creative Team Yona Lee, creative director/art director/designer/motion graphics/illustrator/copywriter; Chanhee Choi, video arts | Client Chanee

11. Ray LaMontagne – Just Passing Through

Designer/Illustrator Nicholas Moegly, Cincinnati; | Printer Grand Palace | Client Ray LaMontagne

12. St. Louis Challenger Baseball Auction Poster

Design Firm FleishmanHillard, St. Louis, MO; | Creative Team Thomas Hudder, executive creative director; Buck Smith, designer

13. Battle of the Corporate Bands Poster

Design Firm FleishmanHillard, St. Louis; | Creative Team Thomas Hudder, executive creative director; Tommy Mattler, art director/designer | Client St. Louis United Way Corporate Battle of the Bands

14. What a Circus/Fame Client Party

Design Firm/Client Fame Retail, Minneapolis; | Creative Team Julie Feyerer, VP, creative director; Jen Sheeler, creative director; Nathen Cantwell, senior designer; Stephanie Hynes, photographer | Printer Shapco Printing

15. Sorenson Media Culture Posters

Design Firm/Client Sorenson Media Design Team, Salt Lake City; | Creative Team Stacy Beatty, Andrew Nelson, Andy Shaffer, Meg Bell, designers

16. Women’s March Posters

Design Firm/Client ThoughtMatter, New York City; | Creative Team Trenton Kenagy, art director; Wednesday Krus, Steve Baust, Mark DeRose, Johan Vipper, Jackson Green, designers | Printer Kirkwood

17. Flock of keys

Design Firm 12 points, Moscow; | Creative Team Mikhail Puzakov, art director/designer/illustrator; Oleg Vvedensky, art director/designer | Client Moscow Symphony Orchestra

18. Stockyards Brewing Co Posters

Design Firm The Sandbox Agency, Kansas City, MO; | Creative Team Steve Spencer, creative director; Andrea Corless, Robben Roesler, art directors; Trace Hughes, copywriter; Courtney Craig, project manager; Jill Hinrich Howell, account manager | Client The Stockyards Brewing Co