NFL Retires Roman Numerals for Super Bowl 50 Logo Design
Jun13

NFL Retires Roman Numerals for Super Bowl 50 Logo Design

The NFL (National Football League) says goodbye to the Roman numeral, at least for a year. On Wednesday, June 4, the NFL announced that Super Bowl 50 will be branded using standard Arabic numerals instead of Roman numerals, breaking a tradition that has been in place since Super Bowl V in 1971. If you are a curious person like I am, you might have just asked yourself, “Why would they do that? What shift in the universe could of caused...

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NHL Logos Redesigned with Characters from “The Simpsons” by Graphic Designer Mark Avery-Kenny
Jun11

NHL Logos Redesigned with Characters from “The Simpsons” by Graphic Designer Mark Avery-Kenny

We love the creative thinking behind logos that have been re-imagined, so we were immediately captivated when we came across graphic designer and sports fanatic Mark Avery-Kenny’s Instagram account featuring redesigned NHL logos that incorporate characters from “The Simpsons.” Avery-Kenny creates a great sense of synergy by maintaining the thick line work and colors of the original NHL logos and the integrity of...

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Typography Tuesday: Design Your Own Typeface With Prototypo, an Open-Source Online Typeface Editor
Jun03

Typography Tuesday: Design Your Own Typeface With Prototypo, an Open-Source Online Typeface Editor

If you are a lover of typography like we are you are going to love Prototypo. Prototype is an open-source online typeface editor that allows you to shape a complete typeface by using sliders, then refine spacing and outlines like never before. The project was recently launched on the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter and quickly passed their original goal of £12,000. “No matter how experienced you are at designing types,...

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Pioneering Graphic and Interior Designer Massimo Vignelli Dies at 83
May29

Pioneering Graphic and Interior Designer Massimo Vignelli Dies at 83

Massimo Vignelli, pioneering graphic and interior designer well-known for his minimalist approach and 1972 subway map of New York, died Tuesday morning in his Manhattan home. He was 83. At his peak influence, Vignelli’s reductionist style could be seen everywhere. From the rarefied interiors of St. Peter’s Church, to sleek department stores such as Bloomingdales, Vignelli made a minimalist’s mark on the city he loved. Vignelli is...

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Future Magazine Designers: Enter SPD’s (Free) Magazine Design Contest for Graduating Graphic Design College Students
May21

Future Magazine Designers: Enter SPD’s (Free) Magazine Design Contest for Graduating Graphic Design College Students

The Society of Publication Designers wants to see what great editorial design you have been working on. Forget rules, forget formulas—just show us the best stuff you have. If your work is chosen by our jury of top-notch editorial design professionals, we will showcase it in an exclusive online gallery on the SPD website. It is a great way to get your work in front of magazine art directors with the power to hire fresh, young talent. As...

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FIDM Graphic Design Grads’ Stormtrooper Art Featured in the “Legion” Star Wars Exhibition this Weekend
May01

FIDM Graphic Design Grads’ Stormtrooper Art Featured in the “Legion” Star Wars Exhibition this Weekend

Celebrate “Star Wars” Day in  Los Angeles this weekend at the “Legion”  exhibition featuring artists’ unique interpretation of Stormtrooper helmets, including works by FIDM Graphic Design Alumni Eric Acasio and Danny Osterman. Lucasfilm invited designers from Disney Consumer Products, where Acasio is currently a graphic designer, along with designers from snowboarder/skater headgear manufacturer NEFF,...

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Join FIDM for a Free Graphic Design Workshop on April 12
Apr02

Join FIDM for a Free Graphic Design Workshop on April 12

Have you ever wanted to get an inside look at how Graphic Design is used in billboards, T-shirts, websites, product labels, movie posters and more to creatively communicate a visual message? Now is your chance! Join FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising at “The Art of Promotion“, a FREE Workshop on Saturday April 12, 2014.     At this hands-on, interactive workshop, you’ll: Explore how effective...

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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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