HOW (magazine)

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HOW (ISSN 0886-0483) was a bimonthly magazine for graphic designers. Launched in 1985,[1] HOW is edited by Megan Lane Patrick. HOW is published by F+W Media of Cincinnati, Ohio. F+W Media filed for Chapter 11 on March 10, 2019.[2] HOW Design, Print and their affiliated web sites are no longer in business.

Had regular sections on business, creativity, design, and technology to help designers.

HOW published six issues a year and hosted six creative competitions in graphic design, logo design, promotion and marketing, interactive media and inhouse design.

HOW also offered an online education program, launched in December 2011 called HOW Design University (HOW U). HOW U provided online learning opportunities for creative professionals in a variety of formats including online design courses, online design bootcamps and live tutorials (webinars). HOW U was professional-level continuing education that helped designers get the tools to prepare them for the most popular graphic design jobs.


  1. ^ "14 Essential Magazines for Graphic Designers". Web Designer Depot. 14 January 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. ^ "(no title)". Retrieved 2019-09-05.

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