Handlettering and Calligraphy Inspiration: Ida Sofia & Evil Queen
Aug22

Handlettering and Calligraphy Inspiration: Ida Sofia & Evil Queen

FIDM Grad Ida Sofia has her own calligraphy business, a published poetry book and her own candle company called Evil Queen. Needless to say, she does it all! The labels and logo for her candle company, Evil Queen, are all hand lettered and designed by her, with a personal touch of being hand poured in her Los Angeles home. (Images via Evil Queen) Ida’s Etsy-based calligraphy business includes hand-lettered and framed quotes, custom...

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10 FIDM Grad-Owned Brands to Follow on Instagram
Aug16

10 FIDM Grad-Owned Brands to Follow on Instagram

Instagram can launch a business and having a strong social media presence in today’s retail market is vital. With that said, many FIDM Alumni have started amazing brands and use their social feeds to truly convey their aesthetic to connect with their consumers. We have handpicked our 10 favorite Instagram feeds from graduate brands that have visually appealing content, which drive engagement for their brands. Pale Violet Pale...

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Can You Guess Which 9 TV Shows These Costumes are From?
Aug11

Can You Guess Which 9 TV Shows These Costumes are From?

On Aug. 2, 2016, the “10th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design” exhibition opened at the FIDM Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition represents this past year in television, and features more than 100 costumes from 23 television shows with eight of those being Emmy-nominated. At the exhibition, you will see costumes from “Game of Thrones,” “American Horror Story: Hotel” and much...

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It’s Hot-As-Hell: Let’s Dive into Miami Swim Week
Aug09

It’s Hot-As-Hell: Let’s Dive into Miami Swim Week

WOW. It’s Hot-As-Hell. This sustainable swimwear, lingerie and beach lifestyle apparel brand, also known as HAH, is headed by Kelsey Farrar, Jilli Joffe and Rebecca Bunker. These talented ladies all graduated from the FIDM Merchandise Product Development program and take on important roles within the HAH family. Kelsey does HAH’s creative content and marketing, Jilli heads up public relations and Rebecca is a designer. The FIDM...

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FIDM Instructor Graham Moore Featured in “This is Collage” Show
Jul07

FIDM Instructor Graham Moore Featured in “This is Collage” Show

  (Image via Haphazard.co) FIDM Visual Communications Instructor Graham Moore will have his art featured in a show at Haphazard titled “This is Collage.” The show spotlights a collection of new collages made by emerging artists within the 21st century. The motive behind the exhibit is to reverse the relationship with the culture of images from information to poetics. Moore teaches a plethora of classes at FIDM...

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Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style Design Competition
Jun28

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style Design Competition

(via eyeinform) “I AM NO LONGER CONCERNED WITH SENSATION AND INNOVATION, BUT WITH THE PERFECTION OF MY STYLE.”  –YVES SAINT LAURENT In conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum, the Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style exhibition opens on Oct. 11, 2016 and runs through Jan. 8, 2017. This is where you come in, FIDM Students and Grads. In honor of Laurent and the new exhibition, Seattle Art Museum is hosting a contest...

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[Interview] Zara Visual Manager & Designer Extraordinaire:  Le Vasia Tamayo
May27

[Interview] Zara Visual Manager & Designer Extraordinaire: Le Vasia Tamayo

FIDM Merchandise Product Development  Graduate Le Vasia Tamayo just moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco for a position with Zara as the Northwest Visual Commercial Manager. She was also recently featured in Zara’s #iamdenim project, featuring designs from real employees from the iconic retailer’s stores. Coincidentally, when researching Tamayo’s collaboration with Zara, I found out that I own the piece she...

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FIDM Student Feature: Celebrity Footwear Designer Devlin Braswell
Apr15

FIDM Student Feature: Celebrity Footwear Designer Devlin Braswell

FIDM Merchandise Product Development Student Devlin Braswell, is a successful custom sneaker designer with a celebrity following. Devlin designed Cam Newton’s shoes for the Superbowl! To say the least, he is definitely on his way to becoming a household name. Recently, FIDM collaborated with Devlin for an Instagram takeover. He shared significant insight into his creative process, his future, and his advice for aspiring designers....

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