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Google Released 750 Well Designed Icons That Are Free To Use

Icon lovers unite. Google just published over 750 free icons that are well designed, versatile, and completely covered under a CC-BY-SACreative Commons. This means you are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format in addition to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. Free Icons by Google Announced last week, the Google...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Edgy, Flashy Temporary Tattoos are on the Rise

A whole new career opportunity has opened up for graphic designers in the area of temporary tattoos thanks to brands like Tattify, Tattly and Flash Tattoos that are ramping up the noncommittal body art market. Above: 1 Various temporary tattoos by Tattly // 2 Top-selling “Twin Rose” tattoo by Tattify designed by Ien Levine // 3 “Child of Wild” temporary tattoos by Flash...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Watch A Boombox Transform Into A Robot In Nickelodeon’s ‘Nick Karaoke’ Promo

It’s not often I find myself feeling nostalgic when discovering new inspiring motion graphics videos, but today was an exception. When browsing through the latest works from one of my favorite creative agencies Abundant Productions, I noticed Nickelodeon’s logo and was immediately intrigued. The television network Nickelodeon was a staple of my childhood due to the amount of hours I...

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10 Must-See, Recently Released Movie Trailers of 2014

An important aspect in a film’s box office success is how well the film’s advertising campaigns are executed. Prior to reviews and word-of-mouth, the film’s trailer is one of the main driving forces in attracting attention and creating buzz around the film. Although it’s impossible to calculate exactly how much of a contributing factor the trailer is to ticket sales, researching...

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Industry Collab: FIDM Graphic Design Student Designs Ingrid Nilsen-Inspired “YES TO” Beauty Packaging Sold in 20k+ Stores

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design students had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with the international beauty brand YES TO, Inc., on a packaging design project.  In partnership with beauty vlogger Ingrid Nilsen (missglamorazzi), FIDM and YES TO developed a design for a special, limited-edition rollout of the company’s best-selling beauty...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Black & Minimalist Health & Beauty Packaging

Organic beauty products are taking on an edgier, more elegant tone housed in black, minimal packaging according to leading trend forecast and analysis company, WGSN/Stylesight. The company cites “Black Emphasis” as a theme in its Prints & Graphics/ Branding & Packaging: Monumental Packaging trend forecast report describing an emphasis on the “refinement of a Japanese aesthetic” by...

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Motion Graphics Monday: A Visual Journey Through the Iconic Logos of the 20th Century

Combat Monday morning blues and get your brain’s creative juices flowing again with a jolt of motion graphics inspiration created by Yun-Sik Hong. This personal project of Hong’s includes iconic logos, clever design concepts, a visually pleasing illustration style, bright colors, and fluid motion graphic transitions. What more could I want in an video for inspiration? The video takes...

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Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover

There’s something about the nature of coffee that lends itself to out-of-the-box creative packaging design– a concept that is clearly embraced by the in-house design team at Durham, NC-based, Counter Culture Coffee. The company is launching a new re-designed package today featuring tactile biodegradable material, colorful geometric shapes that create an interlocking appearance when...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Watch A Boombox Transform Into A Robot In Nickelodeon’s ‘Nick Karaoke’ Promo

It’s not often I find myself feeling nostalgic when discovering new inspiring motion graphics videos, but today was an exception. When browsing through the latest works from one of my favorite creative agencies Abundant Productions, I noticed Nickelodeon’s logo and was immediately intrigued. The television network Nickelodeon was a staple of my childhood due to the amount of hours I...

Read More

10 Must-See, Recently Released Movie Trailers of 2014

An important aspect in a film’s box office success is how well the film’s advertising campaigns are executed. Prior to reviews and word-of-mouth, the film’s trailer is one of the main driving forces in attracting attention and creating buzz around the film. Although it’s impossible to calculate exactly how much of a contributing factor the trailer is to ticket sales, researching...

Read More

Motion Graphics Monday: A Visual Journey Through the Iconic Logos of the 20th Century

Combat Monday morning blues and get your brain’s creative juices flowing again with a jolt of motion graphics inspiration created by Yun-Sik Hong. This personal project of Hong’s includes iconic logos, clever design concepts, a visually pleasing illustration style, bright colors, and fluid motion graphic transitions. What more could I want in an video for inspiration? The video takes...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Edgy, Flashy Temporary Tattoos are on the Rise

A whole new career opportunity has opened up for graphic designers in the area of temporary tattoos thanks to brands like Tattify, Tattly and Flash Tattoos that are ramping up the noncommittal body art market. Above: 1 Various temporary tattoos by Tattly // 2 Top-selling “Twin Rose” tattoo by Tattify designed by Ien Levine // 3 “Child of Wild” temporary tattoos by Flash...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start the first day of fall off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as...

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Excellent Digital & Print Graphics for ‘The Simpsons’ FXX Launch

Above: Montage to promote “The Simpsons” on FXX by LA-based studio Roger. If you live in LA, chances are you’ve spotted the colorful fine art-inspired outdoor advertisements splashed with iconic elements from Matt Groening’s The Simpsons  accompanied by the tagline #EverySimpsonsEver. From billboards to bus wraps, the outdoor ad series promotes what the New York Times...

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Google Released 750 Well Designed Icons That Are Free To Use

Icon lovers unite. Google just published over 750 free icons that are well designed, versatile, and completely covered under a CC-BY-SACreative Commons. This means you are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format in addition to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. Free Icons by Google Announced last week, the Google...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Edgy, Flashy Temporary Tattoos are on the Rise

A whole new career opportunity has opened up for graphic designers in the area of temporary tattoos thanks to brands like Tattify, Tattly and Flash Tattoos that are ramping up the noncommittal body art market. Above: 1 Various temporary tattoos by Tattly // 2 Top-selling “Twin Rose” tattoo by Tattify designed by Ien Levine // 3 “Child of Wild” temporary tattoos by Flash...

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Industry Collab: FIDM Graphic Design Student Designs Ingrid Nilsen-Inspired “YES TO” Beauty Packaging Sold in 20k+ Stores

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design students had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with the international beauty brand YES TO, Inc., on a packaging design project.  In partnership with beauty vlogger Ingrid Nilsen (missglamorazzi), FIDM and YES TO developed a design for a special, limited-edition rollout of the company’s best-selling beauty...

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