Two Articles to Help You Avoid Design Clichés
Mar15

Two Articles to Help You Avoid Design Clichés

TypeTalk: Script Typeface Dos & Don’ts Using script typefaces (a.k.a. fonts) can be so tempting to use, especially if you have a feminine design aesthetic. As described by Ilene Strizver, owner and founder of The Type Studio,” script typefaces can be expressive and eye-catching, but if you are not careful, they can be misused, leading to unattractive, unreadable type.” Strizver has compiled the “dos”...

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Entertainment Design Wednesday: Movie Poster Clichés… Can Design Stereotypes be Avoided in Key Art?
Apr11

Entertainment Design Wednesday: Movie Poster Clichés… Can Design Stereotypes be Avoided in Key Art?

Recently, a French blogger named Christophe Courtois posted an article on the topic of movie poster clichés, pulling together dozens of examples of key art that have the same look and feel. Sites like Upprox weighed in on the subject, discussing the message of such design stereotypes. Other websites like the Inspired Movie Posters Blog and Monkey Key Art Awards often dedicated regular blog posts to the topic. Movie poster clichés is...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014
Jan23

Graphic Design Trends 2014

With access to leading fashion trend reports at the FIDM Library, one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States, students earning their graphic design and digital media degrees at FIDM stay current with upcoming trends for fashion, color, graphics design and more.  Looking for trends from other years? Browse graphic design trends from 2012, 2013, & 2015. Edgy Temporary Tattoos A whole new career opportunity...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Logo Lounge Extracts 15 Leading Logo Design Trends from 20,000 Marks
Jan23

Graphic Design Trends 2014: Logo Lounge Extracts 15 Leading Logo Design Trends from 20,000 Marks

Now that 2013 has come to a close, clear logo design trends become more evident as demonstrated in Logo Lounge’s annual Logo Design Trend Report. The site currently has more than 200,000 logos submitted from designers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For its 2013 Logo Design report, they examined more than 20,000 marks to extract 15 clear graphic design trends. “Smaller companies are not afraid to adopt a logo that...

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