Dear How to

Dear how to is a year-long project, in which three information designers explore the possibilities of instruction design. Each week for a year, finishing in August 2017, we think up instructions, draw them on a blank postcard and send them in turn to one or the other. In order to push ourselves to be as clear as possible with our diagrams and drawings, we avoid text entirely. This means that the instructions that we draw go beyond language barriers. We choose the tasks to draw instructions for from our day-to-day lives, and they comprise a catalogue of sorts of our modern world. The results are presented weekly in a website called, where viewers are encouraged to read the postcards and try to make out their meanings, before revealing the title.