The Nocturnal Artist: Interview With Graphic Designer Petros Afshar
Aug03

The Nocturnal Artist: Interview With Graphic Designer Petros Afshar

Based in the heart of London, England, Petros Afshar has a niche for designing appealing images crafted artfully to the human eye. Afshar’s designs have a stained glass approach with a cartoon feel. He has a diverse set of skills specializing in typography, graphic design, illustration, branding and much more. With a large presence on Behance and a wide clientele ranging from Nike to Disney, Afshar has proven himself to be a...

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7 Animation Films To Make The Perfect Movie Night
Jul29

7 Animation Films To Make The Perfect Movie Night

Animation gives individuals full creativity to let their imaginations fly on screen. With a team full of animators, a vision can be turned to life through cutting edge graphics way beyond our control. Many of these animation films have won awards for their stunning graphics and sentimental plot, making the perfect movie night to enjoy! Check out my pick of the top seven animation films that are always great to watch. (Image via...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 14 Graphic Designers Who Shine Creative Brilliance
Jul19

Graphic Design Inspiration: 14 Graphic Designers Who Shine Creative Brilliance

When it comes to keeping up with the latest graphic design trends, these graphic designers sure know how to mix it up creatively. With graphic design being an ever changing field, new artistic pieces pop up on the scene thanks to these imaginative designers. From Alexandra Bruel to Jessica Hische, check out these 10 designers who are known for their innovative style. 1. Petros Afshar (Image via Petros Afshar) With clients including...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 14 Packages by FIDM Grads Worth the Purchase
Jul05

Graphic Design Inspiration: 14 Packages by FIDM Grads Worth the Purchase

Packaging design is essential for businesses in capturing the attention of a buyer. When an individual peruses the aisles in a market, they often grab products that have an appealing package with bright colors and beautiful graphics. In order to stop customers in their tracks, FIDM Graphic Design Students put their creativity to the test by designing package displays for products. Check out 10 of their packaging designs that would...

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10 Famous Logos Re-Envisioned by FIDM Students
Jun13

10 Famous Logos Re-Envisioned by FIDM Students

Recognize these logos? They may look a tad bit different from what is seen in the real world. FIDM Graphic Design Students were assigned a project to redesign well-known companies’ logos and transform them into their own interpretation. In their designs, they were given a choice on which logo to use and free range to activate their imagination. They also had to place the logos on products to advertise their business. As a...

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Classroom Discussion: What Design Elements Make Great Websites? We Analyze 10 Stunning, Award-Winning Sites
Jul20

Classroom Discussion: What Design Elements Make Great Websites? We Analyze 10 Stunning, Award-Winning Sites

Summary From one website in 1991 to over 1 billion websites in 2014, the Internet is continuing to evolve at an exponential pace. Now more than ever, a brand’s website needs to be visually compelling while simultaneously remaining functional across a wide variety of devices. However, accomplishing this task is no easy feat. What are the key design principles and elements found in the websites seen below? Classroom Discussion...

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7 Imaginative & Inspiring Fictional Branding Projects by Recent FIDM Graphic Design Grads
Jan27

7 Imaginative & Inspiring Fictional Branding Projects by Recent FIDM Graphic Design Grads

We love perusing new graphic design portfolios produced by recent Graphic Design grads at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to scope out new graphic design trends and to get inspired by the work of young, up-and-coming talent. One category of work that recently stood out to us was the imaginative and functional branding applications used in various fictional branding projects. For example, some students take an...

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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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