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A Visual History of the Aston Martin Logo

Frequently acclaimed as the most beautiful car in the world, the Aston Martin DB5 entered production in 1963 and was was chosen to be James Bond’s car of choice in the film Goldfinger. The placement of the car in this iconic film left an everlasting mark on pop culture and was my first introduction to the stunning Aston Martin brand. After watching this classic film over the weekend, I wanted...

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Branding Inspiration: 2014 Inaugural Brand Impact Awards Winners

The winners of the first Brand Impact Awards, an event organized by Computer Arts magazine, were announced earlier this year and the work is worth checking out. “There were 21 different market sectors in which agencies could enter projects for consideration. These ranged from traditional heartlands for great branding, such as culture, not-for-profit and sports, to areas where the...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Pixel Play Spotted in Branding, Packaging, T-Shirts & More

The blurred lines in Junk Food’s Mickey Mouse tee isn’t a mistake but an intentional design decision reflecting the “Pixel Play” graphic trend spotted by leading forecast and analysis company, Stylesight. “As eight-bit graphics and gaming emerge as popular design choices, packaging designers also look to early digital days for inspiration,” states Stylesight...

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Motion Monday: Ryan Woodward’s Animated “Thought of You” Film Will Touch Your Heart

Hollywood artist and animator Ryan J Woodward combines the arts of animation and dance in this touching short film, Thought of You. Compiled from more than 20,000 individual drawings based on original choreography by contemporary dancer Kori Wakamatsu, Woodward successfully captures the fluid, graceful motion of the dancing duo that stir the heart. The independent project was truly a labor of...

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Simple, Yet Unforgettable Branding & Identity for Maeve Durnan, A Private Tutor

One of the biggest mistakes small businesses make is not giving their brand identity the proper attention it deserves prior to launch. While it’s true that a great product speaks for itself, why cannibalize its quality with poor branding? Private tutor Maeve Durnan hired Glasgow design agency Graphical House to design her identity and, boy did it pay off. Scroll down to check out this cute,...

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What’s New in Fonts: 5 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in July 2014

As time goes by, it’s easy for some designers to get caught up in using the same dozen fonts design after design. To avoid becoming a “one-trick pony,” it’s important to stay up-to-date with new fonts as they become released to the public. Implementing these new fonts will challenge your design ability and immediately allow your design work to stand out from the current crowd. Below, we...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Photographic Finish Packaging

Photographic elements wrap packaging design in 2014 for high visual interest and impact on shelves, according to leading forecast and analysis company, Stylesight. “Borderless allover prints fill packaging shapes, offering a clear insight into the mood and feel of the product,” states Stylesight in its Prints & Graphics/Packaging Highlights report. Graphic design elements that define...

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Tweet to Current FIDM Digital Media Student & Social Ambassador Brianna Kim

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has launched a new Social Media Ambassador program through which current students are sharing their first-hand FIDM experience on Twitter. Originally from Orange County, California, FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim (@FIDM_Bri)  shared an interview on the FIDM Blog about her interest in Korean pop culture, southern California fast food...

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Motion Monday: Ryan Woodward’s Animated “Thought of You” Film Will Touch Your Heart

Hollywood artist and animator Ryan J Woodward combines the arts of animation and dance in this touching short film, Thought of You. Compiled from more than 20,000 individual drawings based on original choreography by contemporary dancer Kori Wakamatsu, Woodward successfully captures the fluid, graceful motion of the dancing duo that stir the heart. The independent project was truly a labor of...

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Tweet to Current FIDM Digital Media Student & Social Ambassador Brianna Kim

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has launched a new Social Media Ambassador program through which current students are sharing their first-hand FIDM experience on Twitter. Originally from Orange County, California, FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim (@FIDM_Bri)  shared an interview on the FIDM Blog about her interest in Korean pop culture, southern California fast food...

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Film Highlights from FIDM’s Graduation Ceremony Hosted by FIDM Digital Media Alumna Julie Lee

The FIDM Productions film crew captured the excitement graduating digital media and graphic design students from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising earlier this summer who celebrated the accomplishment of earning their degree amongst their peers and families. The video above features FIDM Digital Media Alumna Julie Lee who interviewed other FIDM Grads celebrating at the...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Pixel Play Spotted in Branding, Packaging, T-Shirts & More

The blurred lines in Junk Food’s Mickey Mouse tee isn’t a mistake but an intentional design decision reflecting the “Pixel Play” graphic trend spotted by leading forecast and analysis company, Stylesight. “As eight-bit graphics and gaming emerge as popular design choices, packaging designers also look to early digital days for inspiration,” states Stylesight...

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10 Questions with Marvel Studios Senior Project Manager, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sarah Truly Beers

Since graduating from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design program in 2002, Sarah Truly Beers has tackled a fair share of amazing creative projects for the entertainment industry. Currently Beers is a Senior Project Manager at Marvel and during her career she has worked on a variety of creative projects that includes everything from merchandise to...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from the Next Generation of Graphic Designers

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start our creative summer off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. Students earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM have the choice of specializing in either Branding or Entertainment graphics. Both...

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A Visual History of the Aston Martin Logo

Frequently acclaimed as the most beautiful car in the world, the Aston Martin DB5 entered production in 1963 and was was chosen to be James Bond’s car of choice in the film Goldfinger. The placement of the car in this iconic film left an everlasting mark on pop culture and was my first introduction to the stunning Aston Martin brand. After watching this classic film over the weekend, I wanted...

Read More

Branding Inspiration: 2014 Inaugural Brand Impact Awards Winners

The winners of the first Brand Impact Awards, an event organized by Computer Arts magazine, were announced earlier this year and the work is worth checking out. “There were 21 different market sectors in which agencies could enter projects for consideration. These ranged from traditional heartlands for great branding, such as culture, not-for-profit and sports, to areas where the...

Read More

Graphic Design Trends 2014: Pixel Play Spotted in Branding, Packaging, T-Shirts & More

The blurred lines in Junk Food’s Mickey Mouse tee isn’t a mistake but an intentional design decision reflecting the “Pixel Play” graphic trend spotted by leading forecast and analysis company, Stylesight. “As eight-bit graphics and gaming emerge as popular design choices, packaging designers also look to early digital days for inspiration,” states Stylesight...

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