Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Elegant Black with Gold Holiday Packaging
Dec17

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Elegant Black with Gold Holiday Packaging

Leading trend forecast and analysis company WGSN recently published its “Holiday Packaging Round Up 2014″ report, summarizing graphic design trends in holiday packaging, identifying black-with-gold-accents as a dominating color direction for product packaging. “Black with gold accents is a new luxurious colorway for winter celebrations set to remain through to 2016, as forecasted in our Divine Darks Christmas...

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Industry Collab: FIDM Graphic Design Student Designs Ingrid Nilsen-Inspired “YES TO” Beauty Packaging Sold in 20k+ Stores
Oct14

Industry Collab: FIDM Graphic Design Student Designs Ingrid Nilsen-Inspired “YES TO” Beauty Packaging Sold in 20k+ Stores

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design students had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with the international beauty brand YES TO, Inc., on a packaging design project.  In partnership with beauty vlogger Ingrid Nilsen (missglamorazzi), FIDM and YES TO developed a design for a special, limited-edition rollout of the company’s best-selling beauty wipes. The product hits the shelves in more...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Black & Minimalist Health & Beauty Packaging
Oct13

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Black & Minimalist Health & Beauty Packaging

Organic beauty products are taking on an edgier, more elegant tone housed in black, minimal packaging according to leading trend forecast and analysis company, WGSN/Stylesight. The company cites “Black Emphasis” as a theme in its Prints & Graphics/ Branding & Packaging: Monumental Packaging trend forecast report describing an emphasis on the “refinement of a Japanese aesthetic” by brands like Morihata “whose products are...

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Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover
Oct03

Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover

There’s something about the nature of coffee that lends itself to out-of-the-box creative packaging design– a concept that is clearly embraced by the in-house design team at Durham, NC-based, Counter Culture Coffee. The company is launching a new re-designed package today featuring tactile biodegradable material, colorful geometric shapes that create an interlocking appearance when arranged together properly. Fun! The previous...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter
Sep22

Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start the first day of fall off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual thinking....

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package
Sep09

Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package

Subscription box service brands are on the rise according to Forbes, offering delivery services for consumers of varied of interests– from foodies, to beauty mavens, to dog lovers. These brands are also (much to our delight) rethinking the basic design of cardboard packaging, incorporating beautiful typography, graphic elements and other motifs that enhance the customer experience and set the bar for an emerging graphic design trend...

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Simply Inspiring: An Interview with Amanda Jane Jones, Graphic Designer and Former Art Director for Kinfolk Magazine
Sep02

Simply Inspiring: An Interview with Amanda Jane Jones, Graphic Designer and Former Art Director for Kinfolk Magazine

  If you’re a person who’s anywhere on the Internet, or has ever even taken a glance at Pinterest, no doubt you’ve seen the work of Amanda Jane Jones. From her covers and spreads at Kinfolk magazine to her understated and elegant logo designs, Jones’ work strikes that hard-to-reach balance of simple beauty and thoughtful design. With an uncluttered simplicity and elegance to her work that many designers try (and often fail) to...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Paisley Pop Prints Spotted by Stylesight at Indigo
Aug26

Graphic Design Trends 2014: Paisley Pop Prints Spotted by Stylesight at Indigo

Leading trend forecast company, Stylesight (which recently merged with former rival WGSN into a mega international trend-forecasting conglomerate) reported trends from leading textile and surface design show, Indigo, including one dubbed “Paisley Pop” seen below. Often graphic designers find inspiration in related fields, from art and design, to fashion and architecture. You can see how the vibrant paisley patterns spotted in the...

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