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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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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Classroom Discussion: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package
Nov24

Classroom Discussion: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package

Graphic Design Trends 2014: Beautiful Cardboard Packages by Subscription Brands Summary Subscription box service brands are on the rise according to Forbes, offering a variety of product subscription services– from personal care to pet products– delivered in surprisingly exquisite cardboard packaging. How does this business model affect customer service and brand loyalty? Why is packaging design important in a delivery service...

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