Fabricated Reality: The Truth Behind Photo Modification
Sep27

Fabricated Reality: The Truth Behind Photo Modification

Everyone is aware that any photographs used for advertising have be retouched a little bit. Celebrities have shown the before and afters of their own campaigns so it is not foreign concept to us. But what we do not realize is the extent of modification, retouching, and compositing that is used in some advertising. To show how far from reality these images go, Russian artist Ashot Gevorkyan has put together GIFs to show how far from...

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A World of Pure Imagination: See Inside Michal Karcz’s Mind
Sep20

A World of Pure Imagination: See Inside Michal Karcz’s Mind

Moody and dramatic, artist Michal Karcz creates unique realities that come from “places from (his) dreams, desire, imagination, and fears.” Karcz began his artist journey with a paintbrush in his hand and a blank canvas. As he continued to expand his visual imagination, it came to a point that was hard to create with just paint and a brush. Eventually, he brought his vision to life by combining his love of painting and...

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Are Emojis Taking Over The World? See What The Future Holds
Aug30

Are Emojis Taking Over The World? See What The Future Holds

When texting a friend, it is rare to use regular characters to talk about what is going on. These days, words are being taken over by our little Emoji caricature friends that make our conversations just that little bit more interesting. But has it come so far that Emojis are taking over our English language? Better yet, are they taking over the world? Artist Able Parris has taken this idea on and created a series called #emojidaydream...

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The Art of Visual Storytelling: Inside the Mind of Kimmy Lee
Jul05

The Art of Visual Storytelling: Inside the Mind of Kimmy Lee

Currently based in Manila, Philippines, Kimmy Lee is an Artist, Designer, Creative Director, Type Maker & Visual Storyteller. Specializing in Branding / Visual Identity, she helps brands of all sizes tell their story through design — making businesses more valuable by crafting clean, tasteful and well-thought out creations that maintain a healthy balance of functionality and visual impact.With particular emphasis on inventive...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 10 Innovative Portfolios From FIDM Grads
Jun23

Graphic Design Inspiration: 10 Innovative Portfolios From FIDM Grads

With FIDM Spring Quarter 2017 over, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with eye-catching art. Bobby Silverman Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. Brigitte Sevigney Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. Chila Daniella Click on the...

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7 FIDM Student-Designed Websites Worth Scrolling Through
Apr21

7 FIDM Student-Designed Websites Worth Scrolling Through

When it comes to website design, FIDM Students have it covered! In our Graphic Design Program, students are not only taught the fundamental skills of design and photography, but also how to apply them in the digital world. Instructor Hakon Engvig recently had his Website Design and Advanced Website Design class create sites that had HTML components in them for their final. Within the rubric, the sites had to be formatted for use...

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Music and Art: Designing With Drawing North’s Drew Southwell
Apr13

Music and Art: Designing With Drawing North’s Drew Southwell

Drew Southwell truly is a Renaissance man. He currently plays for an Australia-based alternative pop band called Drawing North, who have been endorsed by Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and played at Vans Warped Tour Australia. On top of contributing vocals, piano, drums, synths and guitar to the band (no way!), Southwell is a graphic designer responsible for Drawing North’s visual content, including album art, flyers and...

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3 FIDM Visual Communications Portfolios Meant to Stun
Apr11

3 FIDM Visual Communications Portfolios Meant to Stun

When it comes to designing the perfect window displays or putting together the perfect outfit, Visual Communications experts are your best bet. As Winter Quarter 2017 comes to a close, we present to you our Visual Communications Grad portfolios! Each grad’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the FIDM Visual Communications Program, including sketching, Photoshop and Illustrator. Scroll down to see...

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