Game of Thrones Transit Maps

Graphic designer produced detailed rail transit maps of Westeros and the rest of the Known World from the fictional universe of “Game of Thrones”. Michael Tyznik, branding genius and awesome graphic designer, created transit maps for A Song of Ice and Fire‘s Westeros including the whole Known World. The design is influenced by the awe-inspiring...

Putting A Different Spin on Bland Choking Posters

After being required by law back in 1978, Choking signs and posters has become ubiquitous around New York City. Unfortunately for restaurateurs, the government sanctioned posters tend to be too formal or institutional or to simply put it, just too bland. This is why some restaurateurs in New York have decided to take the matters on their...

Top 10 Websites for Designers – Windows of New York + Character Challenge

As designers, we’re always looking for visual inspiration. This month’s best websites will do just that – offer plenty of creative juice via colorful illustrations, immersive videos and refined typography to take your next web design project up a notch. HOW’s art director, Adam Ladd, has curated some of the most exciting sights of the...

Which Typeface Would You Date and Other Cool Things in Type Tasting

What if a typeface magically becomes a person would you go out on a date with it? Who would you choose and why? Type is everywhere, from signs to the texts that we are reading and as a designers we are expected to work with a vast number of typefaces on our lifetime. But what if...

Redesigned: Airbnb’s New Logo and Its Parodies 

From pug noses to lewd poses, Airbnb’s new logo sure did it’s job of putting the company to everyone’s mind. The problem is, no one can certainly “unsee” the parodies after seeing the various iterations of the new logo. A couple of days ago, Airbnb an online service that provides it’s users the ability to list...

Day 11 – Ease the User’s Stress by Telling A Story

I think about Legally Blonde pretty often. Remember that one? It’s the Reese Witherspoon movie in which she plays a fashion-loving, cutesy but serious but not too serious, budding, but of course kind of brilliant because it’s Hollywood, pink in a world of grey, girlie-girl lawyer. At least I think that’s what it’s about. I...

10 Types of Designers You Want to Avoid

We are all aware of many client horror stories. In fact, there is even a website called “Clients From Hell” dedicated for it. A place where designers alike share their outrageous client experiences such as font substitution (“Use Comic Sans.”), page layout (“Fill ALL white space! I want my money’s worth.“), and logo enlargement (“Make...

Using Data Visualization to Show The Happiest Places in the World

If you have ever wondered where is the happiest place on Earth? You might want to take a look at Moritz Stefaner’s latest data visualization. Renowned information designer Mortiz Stefaner who is behind the infamous data viz Selfiecity which is an interactive website analyzing various selfies from New York to Bangkok has designed a new...

Desktop Publishing, 19th Century Style

Letterpress artist Kayleigh Phillips does desktop publishing in a vintage way. Aside from decorating her humble abode with vintage furniture, Phillips also likes making her designs look like they time-traveled from the 1940s or 1950s. The 24-year old letterpress artist uses old printing presses, antique metal type and hand-carved blocks to create her posters and print...

10 Tips to Keep in Mind When Designing Websites for Startups

This article has been contributed by Ezequiel Ortuno. There are times in the lives of designers when they have to craft websites for startups as opposed to creating sites for established names in the business. Websites for startups are a real challenge because very often a startup’s online identity is their sole branding tool, a...

Interactive Graphic: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

Discover how some of the world’s most original artists, writers and musicians structured their day. Have you always been curious about the daily routine of a creative person you admire? This interactive graphic from Podio details the daily drills of some well-known creative people from Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Maya Angelou...

Beautiful and Creative Signage Design

How does an establishment catch your eyes and makes your head turn? Is it the stunning architecture? The gorgeous facade? Or is it the unique and catchy signage design that reflects the establishment’s brand identity? Butlers Chocolate Café In the busy streets, competition between several establishments is very tight and everything wants to be noticed...

Logo Redesigned: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Goodbye Griffin and Hello Fancy “A”

The iconic griffin is taking off from the Philadelphia Museum of Art logo to be replaced by an emphasized and flexible “Art”. Considered as one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art houses a collection of more than 227,000 objects across 200 galleries. These objects vary from painting to...

Top 10 Websites for Designers – TypeWonder, Airnauts, Brooklyn United

Have any go to design firm websites that you regularly check for inspiration? Putting together your design portfolio can be challenging, to say the least. This month we’ve curated a list of top notch design firm websites – to showcase how the best in the biz sell their designs. From space age-themed Airnauts to branding/digital...