HOW's annual typography issue (HOW's February 2008 Issue) spotlights designers making and working with type in unique ways.
Poor Helvetica: Even superstar typefaces get bad raps. If you're among the designers who find it straight, overexposed and boring, our type expert shares plenty of not-quite-Helvetica faces with loads of personality. See which one's right for your next project.
Found in Translation
He's the most influential type designer working today—that you may not have heard of. He's worked with Zapf and Frutiger. And he's designing letterforms in a language that' snot his own. Get to know Linotype's Akira Kobayashi.
Back in Blackletter
Coca-Cola uses it, and so does Reebok. Gwen Stefani loves it, and so do tattoo artists. See why the world's oldest typestyle is making a comeback.
The Funny Type
Italian-born Matteo Bologna can tell bawdy jokes like a stand-up comic, but his gorgeous designs and hand-rendered lettering reveal his serious side. Take a peek at Bologna's best work, and let him teach you how to break all the rules of typography.
HOW's inaugural In-HOWse Design Awards recognizes 50 Merit winners in these categories: Business to Business, Consumer Products, Education, Entertainment, Financial, Government, Health Care, Nonprofit, Science & Technology
Our first-ever competition just for in-house designers yielded 4,000 entries from companies in all industries. This exhibition catalog for a small art museum ultimately captured Best of Show.
The In-House Entrepreneur
If you want to raise the profile and performance of your in-house group, become an "intrepreneur." Here's how.
Design By Committee
If you lay blame for a project gone wrong on your group of clients, one designer will change your thinking -- and give you tips on working with committees.
With a Twist
Cleveland-based Twist Creative updated an old house with new materials to make the space they call home.
Get Your Fonts in Order
If you're using borrowed, copied or pirated fonts, you're screwing someone else out of their livelihood. Here's how to avoid doing just that.
Prepping Your Files for Print
You may think you're doing it right, but our print-production expert has all the essentials of making your digital files press-perfect.