Faculty Focus: Upcoming Exhibit to Include Art by FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Graham Moore
Feb28

Faculty Focus: Upcoming Exhibit to Include Art by FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Graham Moore

Like many of the instructors at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Graphic Design Instructor Graham Moore is a graphic artist, designer and art director outside of his role as an educator. Moore encourages students who are earning their Graphic Design Degree at FIDM to use traditional hand-crafted design techniques to learn the basic principles and elements of design. Using the same cut-and-paste collaging methods...

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Typography Tuesday: Don’t Miss “Chromeography” for Graphic Design Inspiration
Feb28

Typography Tuesday: Don’t Miss “Chromeography” for Graphic Design Inspiration

Most times, the greatest graphic design inspiration can be discovered away from our computer screens in tangible, tactile form. I have a feeling that Stephen Coles, founder of Chromeography, an inspirational website dedicated to typography found on appliances, automobiles and electronics, agrees with this philosophy. Chromeography presents exquisite photos (mostly of car fenders) demonstrating the fine craftsmanship and design details...

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Motion Monday: FIDM Digital Media Student Produces Web Videos for his Musical Heroes
Feb27

Motion Monday: FIDM Digital Media Student Produces Web Videos for his Musical Heroes

In addition to his studies at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising earning his Digital Media degree, HJ Chong has been tackling freelance filmmaking projects to enhance his filming and post-production skills. He recently traveled with musical artist, Game, on the artist’s Red Album Tour to film behind-the-scenes web videos. As an aspiring filmmaker and fan of both Game and the rapper’s music video...

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Stunning Fashion, Scenic and Food Photography by FIDM Graphic Design Students
Feb23

Stunning Fashion, Scenic and Food Photography by FIDM Graphic Design Students

We are updating our Gallery section with stunning photography captured by students who are earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In the Introduction to Digital Photography course, these graphic design students (many of whom have never studied photography before), are challenged to art-direct photo shoots to capture fashion portraits, head shots, travel photography and food...

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FIDM Museum & Galleries Hosting Q&A with Movie Poster Pros for Students, Alumni & Faculty (3/3)
Feb23

FIDM Museum & Galleries Hosting Q&A with Movie Poster Pros for Students, Alumni & Faculty (3/3)

The Academy Awards® are this weekend and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Los Angeles campus is buzzing with events celebrating the FIDM Museum & Galleries 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, featuring 100 costumes from 20 films released in 2011, including all five 2012 Academy Award® Best Costume nominees Anonymous, The Artist, Hugo, Jane Eyre, and W.E. Last night, FIDM hosted...

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Take 5: FIDM Interviews Director Isaac Rentz
Feb22

Take 5: FIDM Interviews Director Isaac Rentz

Director Isaac Rentz talks music videos and film with FIDMDigitalArts.com. Directing music videos for bands like Blink-182, Cage the Elephant, The All-American Rejects, Pistol Youth, and Manchester Orchestra, Isaac Rentz has built a reputation for his highly stylized, quirky approach to film-making. His videos have earned as much airplay as they have acclaim, and Rentz’s career has only just begun. In this exclusive, one-on-one...

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Featured Event: The Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament Hits San Francisco Tomorrow
Feb15

Featured Event: The Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament Hits San Francisco Tomorrow

Cut&Paste, the global digital design competition known for its lively onstage battles and reputation-making performances, will be in San Francisco Thursday, February 16. Cut&Paste exposes the public to challenges in the creative process that graphic artists, graphic designers, animators, motion graphics artists and other creative pros face as they compete to develop design projects from start to finish, live and on stage. The...

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Typography Tuesday: jcpenney’s New(est) Brand Re-Design is Catching our Attention
Feb14

Typography Tuesday: jcpenney’s New(est) Brand Re-Design is Catching our Attention

It has been less than a year since mega retailer jcpenney unveiled a re-designed logo–the first change made to the mark in 40 years– but they’ve done it again. The original update, which was meant to signify the company’s “great progress in creating a more exciting and relevant shopping experience,” was met with criticism. This year, however, with chief executive officer Ron Johnson (formerly of Apple), and...

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