The world’s leading resource on the art, business and culture of design. Our community includes the award-winning Print and HOW magazines and events, education, and award competitions that recognize design in all its forms.

HOW Magazine

Founded in 1985, HOW Magazine provides graphic-design professionals with essential business information, covers new technology and processes, profiles renowned and up-and-coming designers, details noteworthy projects, and provides creative inspiration. The year-end Business Annual has become a respected resource for its articles about studios across the U.S. Other profiled topics include digital design, creativity, typography and paper.

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Founded in 1940 by William Edwin Rudge, Print is dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary in design—on and off the page. Covering a field as broad as communication itself—publication and book design, animation and motion graphics, corporate branding and rock posters, exhibitions and street art—Print covers commercial, social, and environmental design from every angle.

Engagingly written by cultural reporters and critics who look at design in its social, political, and historical contexts, Print explores why our world looks the way it looks, and why the way it looks matters.

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All the inspiration, information and instruction designers need can be found at HOW Design Live. Four events, 6 days, thousands of designers, freelancers, in-house managers and packaging designers, plus a speaker roster packed with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

HOW UniversityHOW Design University

HOW Design University (HOW U) is an online education program of web and graphic design classes from the publishers of HOW magazine.

HOW U provides in-depth learning opportunities for busy creative professionals, on your own schedule and in a variety of formats. Our online learning workshops, independent study programs, Design Tutorials and On-Demand Video Tutorials explore topics that are key to career growth and success.

HOW Books

The mission of HOW Books is to provide advice, inspiration, tools or entertainment for creative people.  While we publish a variety of books, the common thread is our dedication to top-notch design. HOW books are intriguing, useful, beautiful, provocative—or all of the above. Visit >> is dedicated to bringing  the best books, information, tips, and inspiration for designers.  In addition to a full selection of books, magazines, educational programs, and Webinars the site is an official retailer of Pantone and Moleskine products. Visit

Design Contest, Competitions + Award Programs

F+W Media owns and operates many high-profile graphic design competitions annually,  under the Company’s HOW, Print and I.D. brands. Read more about our current competitions or view the talents of our past winners.


Visit impriimprintnt the online community for graphic designers expanding the design conversation. Featured authors include Steven Heller, Debbie Millman, and Mirko Ilic, in addition to more than two dozen other leading voices in design.