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7 Design Resources for Creatives Who Do It All

Being a designer these days requires a diverse and multidisciplinary skill set and unique design resources. While your strength may lie in logo design, it’s important to understand business development, web design and typography as well. Freelancers need to understand color theory, creative strategy and socially-conscious design. No matter what your area—or areas—of expertise,...

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7 Years of Color: Pantone Color of the Year 2008-2014

Each year, the Pantone Color of the Year influences product development, purchasing, and design across industries including fashion, packaging, interior design, graphic design and more. For more than a decade, Pantone has been choosing these colors based on popular entertainment, travel destinations, and worldwide events. As you may have read on HOW earlier this...

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Introducing the NEW 2014 Pantone Plus Series

The 2014 Pantone Plus Series is here! The series includes a total of 84 new colors, all of which have been incorporated into Pantone’s latest solid color publications, formula guides and color bridges. No supplements will be offered, which brings the total number of solid colors from 1,677 to 1,761! The last time Pantone...

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Holiday Designs: The Best of the Blog

Much like school children, the HOW staff has been eagerly awaiting the holiday break. After all, we have presents to wrap, cookies to eat and holiday cheer to spread! As a present to our faithful HOW Design blog readers, we wanted to put together a list of the top holiday-themed posts. If you’re missing...

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Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Last week, we wrote about creatives’ speculations as to what the Pantone Color of the Year would be. Today, Pantone announced that the 2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid 18-3224. According to their announcement on the TODAY show, Pantone didn’t even have a runner-up for this year’s choice.You’ve probably noticed orchid starting...

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Cyber Monday: Extra 10% off Pantone

If you’re anything like me, the holidays are a bit stressful. From the cooking and hosting to the gift-wrapping, everyone is running a million miles a minute. Even if you’re a creative who’s lucky enough to handpick projects and craft your own schedule, throwing together a successful holiday celebration—with all the decorations and edible...

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PANTONE Color Puzzles & Yellow Owl’s Little Prints

How do you nurture a  budding designer? Make it colorful and make it aesthetically-pleasing. It may seem like a no-brainer, but these two products – one children’s book and one book for the artistic parent – are energetic ways to get those little synapses going. And to scratch the designer-as-parent itch to create inspiring...

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Pantone Unveils 2014 Fashion Color Report

One thing I love about fashion reports is how they spur excitement for an upcoming season, especially when that season means the end of winter (for those of you that giggled at “winter,” I’m jealous). And another is getting to preview the color choices designers have made for their upcoming collections. PANTONE has released...