ICON: 50 Stunning New Works by DKNG Studios Inspired by Pop Culture
Aug28

ICON: 50 Stunning New Works by DKNG Studios Inspired by Pop Culture

Every great film has one. A signature which can represent the entire movie in one image that also stands the test of time. Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman of DKNG Studios have harnessed these visual identities into a carefully crafted body of 50 new designs called “ICON”, their first ever solo show held which opened on June 14 in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988 West.     “We’re excited to announce a new series...

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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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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Pixel Play Spotted in Branding, Packaging, T-Shirts & More
Aug19

Graphic Design Trends 2014: Pixel Play Spotted in Branding, Packaging, T-Shirts & More

The blurred lines in Junk Food’s Mickey Mouse tee isn’t a mistake but an intentional design decision reflecting the “Pixel Play” graphic trend spotted by leading forecast and analysis company, Stylesight. “As eight-bit graphics and gaming emerge as popular design choices, packaging designers also look to early digital days for inspiration,” states Stylesight in its Prints & Graphics: Packaging...

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10 Questions with Marvel Studios Senior Project Manager, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sarah Truly Beers
Aug01

10 Questions with Marvel Studios Senior Project Manager, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sarah Truly Beers

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInreddit Since graduating from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design program in 2002, Sarah Truly Beers has tackled a fair share of amazing creative projects for the entertainment industry. Currently Beers is a Senior Project Manager at Marvel and during her career she has worked on a variety of creative projects that includes everything from merchandise to packaging...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from the Next Generation of Graphic Designers
Jun25

Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from the Next Generation of Graphic Designers

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start our creative summer off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. Students earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM have the choice of specializing in either Branding or Entertainment graphics. Both programs prepare students for careers in Graphic Design...

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History of Design: The Impact of Graphic Designer Jennifer Morla. FIDM Student Sharon Salem Reports
Jun16

History of Design: The Impact of Graphic Designer Jennifer Morla. FIDM Student Sharon Salem Reports

 Editor’s Note: Every quarter at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, students of various majors are challenged to focus on a famous design or designer to assess its historical impact on culture and the design community in History of Design class taught by Alex Gardos. In the report below, FIDM Graphic Design Student Sharon Salem reports on career of graphic designer Jennifer Morla, weighing in with her own...

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5 Brilliant Movie Poster Campaign Concepts by Recent FIDM Graphic Design Grads
May22

5 Brilliant Movie Poster Campaign Concepts by Recent FIDM Graphic Design Grads

Even in today’s increasingly digital and mobile-driven world, traditional print and video marketing still lie at the center of any major advertising campaign. No one knows or understands this concept better than students at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. FIDM Students who are earning a degree in Graphic Design/Entertainment learn how to design movie...

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32 Amazing Examples of Illustrated Movie Posters Designed by FIDM Graphic Design Grads
Apr09

32 Amazing Examples of Illustrated Movie Posters Designed by FIDM Graphic Design Grads

In today’s age of digital-enhanced posters that are rendered to perfection, it’s refreshing to when graphic designers implement mixed media and organic elements like illustration into their work. Take a look at 32 fantastic examples of movie posters (and posters for TV and sports team promotions) re-imagined by FIDM Graphic Design/Entertainment Students who either incorporated interesting organic graphic elements...

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