Bidding Farewell to Design Legend, Alex Steinweiss: Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
Dec15

Bidding Farewell to Design Legend, Alex Steinweiss: Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

December always seems an appropriate time to express sentiment for events that passed throughout the year, and on our list of note-worthy 2011 occurrences is the loss of prolific graphic designer, Alex Steinweiss, who died earlier this year at 94. The New York Times recently published a positive review of ALEX STEINWEISS: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover, a book published by Taschen that pays homage to the ground-breaking...

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FIDM Graphic Design Instructor is Guest Art Director for Aspen Magazine (Sneak Peek)
Jul07

FIDM Graphic Design Instructor is Guest Art Director for Aspen Magazine (Sneak Peek)

Randy Dunbar, a Graphic Design instructor at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was the guest art director for two issues of Aspen Magazine this year. Dunbar brings years of experience from various creative roles at major magazines such as Health, Self, Muscle & Fitness, Mademoiselle, Brides, GQ and Home to his position as FIDM Instructor for courses like Publication Design and Typography, and faculty advisor for...

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Read the Reviews for iGhost, a Musical Co-Written by FIDM Instructor Doug Haverty (Showing through June 18)
Jun08

Read the Reviews for iGhost, a Musical Co-Written by FIDM Instructor Doug Haverty (Showing through June 18)

It’s not too late to catch the performance of iGhost, a musical co-written by Doug Haverty, an award winning playwright and lyricist and Graphic Design Instructor at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. (Read about the play in our previous post here). Check out some of the reviews written about the play, a modern day interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s Canterville Ghost. “If you enjoy the flavor of an...

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Featured Event: Don’t Miss the Premiere of the Musical “iGhost” Co-Written by FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Doug Haverty
May10

Featured Event: Don’t Miss the Premiere of the Musical “iGhost” Co-Written by FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Doug Haverty

The Lyric Theatre presents the world premiere of a new musical iGhost, co-written by Doug Haverty, a Graphic Design Instructor at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Dates: Previews May 13-14 Run May 20-June 18 Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Sundays 5 & 12 at 7:00 p.m. Cost: $20 Location: Lyric Theatre 520 N. La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 Purchase Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets Don’t miss the world...

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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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Graphic Artist/Movie Poster Design Extraordinaire, Tomasz Opasinski, Is Guest Instructor at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Jan14

Graphic Artist/Movie Poster Design Extraordinaire, Tomasz Opasinski, Is Guest Instructor at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

It’s nearly 6:00 p.m. and graphic designer Tomasz Opasinski has just stepped off of a plane in Los Angeles, arriving late from Poland after a five hour delay. After spending his holiday vacation not only enjoying his hometown, but also conducting workshops at the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Opasinski is home at last. But his day is not yet complete. A classroom of students awaits him at FIDM/Fashion...

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FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Launches Couture Jewelry Line, “One Thing on a String”
Nov15

FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Launches Couture Jewelry Line, “One Thing on a String”

From music, print, film, video, and now couture jewelry, Ria Lewerke has conquered various types of design throughout her professional career. Teaching Logo/Symbol Design, and Applied Branding in FIDM/Fashion Insitute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design program, Lewerke challenges students, young aspiring designers, to develop their understanding of logo application and usage of identity to create a brand and public...

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Faculty Feature: John Clifford Prepares FIDM Design Students for Pre-Press Production
Nov05

Faculty Feature: John Clifford Prepares FIDM Design Students for Pre-Press Production

When it comes to creating highly refined, versatile printed marketing materials, sometimes applying the use of advanced printing process like varnish, embossing or de-bossing could make all the difference. But how do you actually produce these types of finishing techniques to give your creative projects that extra boost? FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Graphic Design Students learn not only about what design...

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