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For Aspiring Graphic and Interactive Design Students

If you live in Oregon and could use a little extra cash to support your studies in graphic or interactive design, now is the time to apply for the HB Design Scholarship. Check out all of the requirements and submission … Read more…

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In Support of “Girl Rising”

Women around the globe are committed to making their lives, their families, and their communities better. Yet, access to a quality education is still unattainable for an estimated 66 million girls. They live in societies where access to education for … Read more…

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An Event Apart

I recently attended a web design conference in Austin, TX. While the topics of conversation focused on one general area—web design—the audiences ranged widely. There was a little something for everyone, from user experience designers to front-end programmers to designers … Read more…

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2013 HB Design Scholarship Awarded

The HB Design scholarship has been awarded for 2013 to Liliya Drubetskaya at PNCA. This is the seventh award provided since the scholarship was established in 2007.

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The Importance of Typography

I love typography. A LOT. I always have. As strange as it sounds, it’s always been an important part of me, even as a kid. I was the kid drawing logos at age six. There will be more about my … Read more…

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An Idea Leads to A Change

Each morning, before I go to work, I take an hour and ride my spinning bike. I love this early morning exercise time—it is an hour of the day when my mind clears and I have no interruptions or distractions, … Read more…

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Printing Holiday Cards on Our Letterpress

This year’s HB Design Holiday gift has an extra special hand-made touch. We printed holiday cards on our new in-office letterpress. “New” being a relative term. The cards were printed on a Vandercook Proof Press circa 1936. Check out a … Read more…

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An Introduction to {HB}design’s own letterpress

Leslie, our creative director, gave the company our first training session on our letterpress.  Below are some photos, click to see larger views.

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Homeless Teens Graduate

Today was an extraordinary day for a group of homeless Portland teenagers. They graduated from high school.  Over the past few years, they’ve worked hard to change the trajectory of their young lives and reinvent a promising future via hard … Read more…

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Photos of Typography in the Wild

Bob, our resident magician, is also a photographer and has posted an interesting series of shots on his Facebook page. Here are a few samples of his photos:

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