History of Design: The Life, Work, and Style of Fashion Mogul Karl Lagerfeld as Reported by FIDM Student Hyeyeon ‘Hailey’ Kim
Jan13

History of Design: The Life, Work, and Style of Fashion Mogul Karl Lagerfeld as Reported by FIDM Student Hyeyeon ‘Hailey’ Kim

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 a class called History of Design. In the report below, FIDM Graphic Design Student Hyeyeon ‘Hailey’ Kim reports on life and career of prolific fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld. The following...

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History of Design: The Life, Work, and Principles of World Renowned Industrial Designer Dietar Rams as Reported by FIDM Student Will Jeong
Jan02

History of Design: The Life, Work, and Principles of World Renowned Industrial Designer Dietar Rams as Reported by FIDM Student Will Jeong

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 a class called History of Design. In the report below, FIDM Graphic Design Student Will Jeong reports on life and career of prolific industrial designer Dietar Rams, and discusses Rams’ 10...

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A Visual History of the Aston Martin Logo
Aug21

A Visual History of the Aston Martin Logo

Frequently acclaimed as the most beautiful car in the world, the Aston Martin DB5 entered production in 1963 and was was chosen to be James Bond’s car of choice in the film Goldfinger. The placement of the car in this iconic film left an everlasting mark on pop culture and was my first introduction to the stunning Aston Martin brand. After watching this classic film over the weekend, I wanted to investigate the intricacies of the logo...

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History of Design: The Life and Work of Iconic Graphic Designer Milton Glaser as Reported by FIDM Student Riva Corey
Jul09

History of Design: The Life and Work of Iconic Graphic Designer Milton Glaser as Reported by FIDM Student Riva Corey

 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 Riva Cory reports on career of prolific graphic designer Milton Glaser, largely considered one of the...

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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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Mike Parker, Creator of Over 1100 Fonts & “The Godfather of Helvetica”, Dies at 85
Mar11

Mike Parker, Creator of Over 1100 Fonts & “The Godfather of Helvetica”, Dies at 85

Mike Parker— the type historian described as “the font god” and “the godfather of Helvetica” —died on Sunday, February 24 2014, at the age of 85.     In 1959, Parker joined the Mergenthaler Linotype Company as design director and immediately went looking for an adaptable European typeface that would work at many different weights. He enjoyed the new Swiss style of letter design, in which, Parker commented, “you draw the...

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The History and Impact of the iPhone: FIDM Graphic Design Student Airi Minami Reports
Feb26

The History and Impact of the iPhone: FIDM Graphic Design Student Airi Minami 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 Airi Minami reports on the history and evolution of Apple’s iconic iPhone. A loyal Apple consumer,...

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The History of the International Style Movement as Told by FIDM Graphic Design Student Richard Noguchi
Sep26

The History of the International Style Movement as Told by FIDM Graphic Design Student Richard Noguchi

When studying the history of graphic design, students earning their degree in Graphic Design at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising discover how famous design movements reflect social and cultural attitudes over time. Charged with the task to compile a report on International Style in his History of Design course taught by Graphic Design Instructor Alex Gardos, Richard Noguchi states, “Knowing design movements...

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