HOW Design LIVE Chicago - 2015
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Astrobrights® Chicago Dogs, Genghis Kern Cards, and a Speakeasy at HOW

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I got about three blocks from the hotel and conference center yesterday when it hit me – all of the events from the last time HOW was in Chicago four years ago – and it was at that moment when I was truly excited to be back at HOW.

It’s always fun for me to see what the Neenah Paper booth (and there are 3 of them here (4 if you realize one is sort of split in two)) and giveaways are. The site/city specific ones I always find the most memorable – and posters of hot dogs on Astrobrights® says the Chicago I like to visit as well as anything. I mean, Astrobrights® Chicago dogs at HOW Design Live just feels like I need more relish.

HOW Design LIVE Chicago - 2015

Genghis Kern has once again stepped up to help those that forgot to bring business cards. Free ‘blank’ letterpressed cards for you to share the essential contact info with others.

HOW Design LIVE Chicago - 2015

Molly Zakrajsek signing posters at the main Neenah Paper booth. This year there are five custom posters being signed by the artist.

HOW Design LIVE Chicago - 2015

These conferences never seem to just end at 5 or 6, and last night was no different. I guess I should have known when that black postcard arrived in my mail a month ago.

HOW Design LIVE Chicago - 2015

An Untitled speakeasy with no sign? Just a street number next to a door by a CVS window?

The “Whisky Librarian” I am told knew his craft rather well.

HOW Design LIVE Chicago - 2015

Anytime you put over a hundred designers in a room with incredible packaging showing on the wall, and in a hidden basement speakeasy, you know it’s going to be a great night. It looks like 2015 may be a great HOW after all.

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    Matt Porter said:

    How did Justin Ahrens of Rule29 get into every photo on this post?