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HOW February 2010 Digital Download

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In-HOWse Design Annual & Special Typography Section

Forget the Font, Draw it Yourself.
Design commentator Steven Heller explores the resurgence of hand lettering, as designers are taking pen to paper to create illustrated typographic masterpieces. We spotlight 6 lettering artists who'll inspire you to make your own mark.

Falling into Place
Creative director June Corley collected vintage sign letters for years before serendipity intervened. See how she turns old letterforms into unique sculptures that AIGA medalist Gail Anderson calls "enthralling."

Who Shot the Serif?
Designers who favor sans serif types overlook a whole category of elegant and useful serif fonts. Our type expert encourages you to experiment with 7 new
serif faces that are refreshingly modern and eminently reader-friendly.

Look of the Winter Games
As the world's gaze turns to the Winter Olympics
in Vancouver this February, we explore what it's like for an in-house creative team to develop the visual identity in what may be the world's biggest-and coolest-design project.

Cover Gallery
Our 25 favorite covers from HOW's 25 years in publication.
Web Extra: View the gallery online, with complete creative credits-and vote for your favorite!


Best of Show: A Marquee Project
The Museum of Modern Art's inside design team looked backward for inspiration to create a forward-thinking identity for its annual
independent film festival.
  • Business-to-Business
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Financial/Legal
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Miscellaneous
  • Nonprofit
  • Science & Technology


In-House Issues: The Q Factor
Corporations have abandoned the value of quality in the name of efficiency and cost-
saving. So now more than ever, it's vital for in-house design teams to focus on quality.

Workspace: Clean Space, Clean Design
Renowned firm Design Army relocated from ratty digs on a dicey street to a fashionable space in one of Washington, DC's up-and-coming neighborhoods.

Creativity: Turn Downtime into Playtime
You're in between projects, or you're killing time waiting for a client's approval. Here's how to make smarter use of that downtime in your work schedule.

Technology: Small-Screen Types
Increasing resolution and processing capacity of handheld devices opens up new typographical options for designers who create interfaces and programs for these tools. See what's new in mobile type.

My Best Work: Roger Black
Black, who was featured in HOW's first issue 25 years ago, recounts his favorite project-and surprisingly, it's a very recent one.
Web Extra: See more My Best Work columns on
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