Know Your Design Roots: Read About Joseph Christian Leyendecker in a Report Written and Designed by FIDM Graphic Design Student
Mar23

Know Your Design Roots: Read About Joseph Christian Leyendecker in a Report Written and Designed by FIDM Graphic Design Student

Meghan Cornejo, a Graphic Design/Branding Student at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising wrote and designed the following report about prolific illustrator, Joseph Christian Leyendecker, also known as J.C. Leyendecker. One day while flipping through books in FIDM’s Library, Meghan noticed Leyendecker’s illustrations and “instantly fell in love with them.” “The way he illustrated people...

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Pivotal Punk Rock Photographer Edward Colver Visits FIDM’s Graphic Design Portfolio Presentation
Mar22

Pivotal Punk Rock Photographer Edward Colver Visits FIDM’s Graphic Design Portfolio Presentation

  FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was honored to host Edward Colver, a pivotal photographer who captured the spirit of the punk rock subculture in California during the late 1970s and early 1980s, as an industry guest during Winter finals week. Colver’s photographs helped to define the punk rock/hardcore era, many of which were printed in magazines and used as album covers for monumental bands such as Black...

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Attention Animators, Motion Graphics Aficionados: You Really Can’t Miss “Motionographer”
Mar22

Attention Animators, Motion Graphics Aficionados: You Really Can’t Miss “Motionographer”

Be forewarned: if you appreciation animation, motion graphics, or just plain good design, Motionographer just may consume the next couple of hours of your time if you haven’t yet discovered this little gem of a Website. Motionographer (pronounced like “oceanographer”) “seeks to be a source of inspiration for filmmakers, animators and designers by sharing: outstanding work from studios, freelancers and students, feature...

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FIDM Graphic Design Students Preparing for European Study Tour to Florence, London, Paris and Rome
Mar21

FIDM Graphic Design Students Preparing for European Study Tour to Florence, London, Paris and Rome

As the Winter quarter comes to a close and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Students are preparing to relax during a two-week break, a group of 19 FIDM Students, including four Graphic Design Students, are gearing up for their trip to Europe for the annual FIDM European Study Tour. Each year FIDM Students, escorted by instructors and administrators, have the opportunity to participate in specialized study tours to...

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Get Inspired: Movie Frames Condensed Into Movie “Barcodes”
Mar21

Get Inspired: Movie Frames Condensed Into Movie “Barcodes”

Check out this ingenious concept: MOVIEBARCODE takes every frame from feature films and condenses them into a single image or “bar code,” creating a unique piece that reflects the overall mood and aesthetic of the movie through color. Kind of strange, right? That’s what I thought, but after looking through some examples from my favorite films (like Pulp Fiction, below), it’s interesting to see how these movie...

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Attention Typography Geeks: Don’t Miss 45 Posters Dedicated to Helvetica (A Designer’s Favorite Typeface)
Mar17

Attention Typography Geeks: Don’t Miss 45 Posters Dedicated to Helvetica (A Designer’s Favorite Typeface)

Whether your interest lies in print or motion graphics, you can’t expect to be a graphic designer without learning about Helvetica, one of the most ‘famous’ and commonly used typefaces of all time. Developed by Max Miedinger with Edüard Hoffmann in 1957 for the Haas Type Foundry in Münchenstein, Switzerland, the Helvetica typeface became an instant classic with its simple, no-nonsense style during a time when hand-lettering style...

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Featured Website: “Ads of the World” for Research/Inspiration
Mar16

Featured Website: “Ads of the World” for Research/Inspiration

Ads of the World is an active online archive of (you guessed it) the best advertising from all over the world, including print, online, film and outdoor mediums. It’s a great place to peruse cutting-edge, effective and humorous campaigns. The AT&T campaign below has been catching my eye for weeks in the Los Angeles Metro Train stations, for example, so it’s fun to learn about the designers behind these colorful,...

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Just Accepted! Interviews with New FIDM Graphic Design and Digital Media Students
Mar16

Just Accepted! Interviews with New FIDM Graphic Design and Digital Media Students

Just Accepted FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Student, Michael De Avila, is a talented and accomplished singer and actor, but he also has a passion for Digital Media. “I thought FIDM was just a fashion school, but when I took a tour of the Los Angeles campus and talked to some of the teachers to see what the Digital Media program had to offer, I knew this major would be perfect for me,” he says. Read...

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