Papering the Town: An Interview with Rich McCor of Paperboyo
Jul15

Papering the Town: An Interview with Rich McCor of Paperboyo

In a world filled with so many carbon copies, it is refreshing to see an artist bring something fresh to the scene. Rich McCor of @paperboyo Instagram fame burst onto the scene one year ago with his uniquely curated profile. This account is filled with paper cut-outs placed in strategic locations around the world. The FIDM Digital Arts team was fortunate enough to interview McCor in order to learn more about his ideas, inspirations,...

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Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style Design Competition
Jun28

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style Design Competition

(via eyeinform) “I AM NO LONGER CONCERNED WITH SENSATION AND INNOVATION, BUT WITH THE PERFECTION OF MY STYLE.”  –YVES SAINT LAURENT In conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum, the Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style exhibition opens on Oct. 11, 2016 and runs through Jan. 8, 2017. This is where you come in, FIDM Students and Grads. In honor of Laurent and the new exhibition, Seattle Art Museum is hosting a contest...

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2016 Color Trends: Spring Brings Calm Hues (Downloads)
Jan27

2016 Color Trends: Spring Brings Calm Hues (Downloads)

To pinpoint the hot color trends for spring 2016, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall. “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” says Leatrice Eiseman Executive...

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Fall 2015 Color Trend Report + Free Downloads: ’70s Hues Make a Comeback this Fall
Jul20

Fall 2015 Color Trend Report + Free Downloads: ’70s Hues Make a Comeback this Fall

To pinpoint the hot color trends for fall 2015, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall. The trending colors for fall 2015 have been described as “decidedly ’70s” by Harper’s Bazaar’s Sarah Lindig. “From natural earth tones to groovy...

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Graphic Design Trends 2015: Sketchbook Illustrations on Urban Tees
Mar17

Graphic Design Trends 2015: Sketchbook Illustrations on Urban Tees

Leading trend forecast company WGSN recently reported key graphic design trends and emerging new directions for prints and graphics across American markets from apparel industry Las Vegas tradeshows Capsule, Agenda, Project, Pool and Liberty. Citing “sketchbook” graphics as a key trend in T-shirt designs in its Las Vegas Trade Shows Prints & Graphics Marketing Report, WGSN states “Emphasis is on illustration, artisanal trends,...

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Graphic Design Trends 2015: Logo Lounge Cites These 15 Logo Design Trends from 212,000 Marks
Jan15

Graphic Design Trends 2015: Logo Lounge Cites These 15 Logo Design Trends from 212,000 Marks

We look forward Logo Lounge’s annual Logo Design Trend Report every year– a great go-to source for identifying key logo design trends based on the previous year’s work. The site currently has more than 212,00 logos submitted from designers all over the world. For its 2014 Logo Design report, they examined 24,500 marks to extract 15 clear graphic design trends. In addition to the 15 trends shown below, author Bill Gardner cites...

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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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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Edgy, Flashy Temporary Tattoos are on the Rise
Oct21

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Edgy, Flashy Temporary Tattoos are on the Rise

A whole new career opportunity has opened up for graphic designers in the area of temporary tattoos thanks to brands like Tattify, Tattly and Flash Tattoos that are ramping up the noncommittal body art market. Above: 1 Various temporary tattoos by Tattly // 2 Top-selling “Twin Rose” tattoo by Tattify designed by Ien Levine // 3 “Child of Wild” temporary tattoos by Flash Tattoos // 4 “Fly” tattoo by...

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