Three FIDM Graphic Design Students Win National Retail Federation’s Annual Holiday Card Contest
Dec03

Three FIDM Graphic Design Students Win National Retail Federation’s Annual Holiday Card Contest

FIDM Graphic Design Students Emily Cooper, Alexander Rivera and Lilyan Urbanczuk have been announced as winners in the national holiday greeting card contest sponsored by the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association. Last month we told you about five FIDM Graphic Design Students who qualified as semi-finalists in the NRF’s annual holiday card design contest in which FIDM Students were among 10...

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15 Examples of Mind Blowing Typography by Designer and Letterer Alex Trochut
Nov26

15 Examples of Mind Blowing Typography by Designer and Letterer Alex Trochut

With over 37,000 Behance followers, 31,000 Facebook fans and 17,000 Instagram followers, designer and illustrator Alex Trochut has no problem getting eyes on his work. Embarrassingly enough, I had never heard of Trochut until art director and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Graphic Design Instructor Randy Dunbar told me about him. Immediately, I saw what it was about his work that stood out and in my opinion,...

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What’s New in Fonts: 9 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in November 2014
Nov25

What’s New in Fonts: 9 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in November 2014

Discovering newly released well-designed fonts is a high for type lovers like myself. This month I discovered nine new fonts including one called Graphique Pro Next, an updated version of Graphique Pro designed by Hermann Eidenbenz in 1945. Another one I loved is Maritime Champion, a stencil based font that would be great for vintage branding and signage. Scroll down to view all nine fonts and to learn a little more about them. Tell...

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What’s New in Fonts: 8 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in October 2014
Oct30

What’s New in Fonts: 8 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in October 2014

Discovering newly released well-designed fonts is like watching a new episode of your favorite television show, except for the fact you have no idea what time or date the next one is going to be released. That unsettling fact makes discovering well-designed fonts a highlight of the day for type lovers like myself. This month I discovered eight new fonts including one called “Selfie”, which the cynic in me wanted to hate...

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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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Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover
Oct03

Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover

There’s something about the nature of coffee that lends itself to out-of-the-box creative packaging design– a concept that is clearly embraced by the in-house design team at Durham, NC-based, Counter Culture Coffee. The company is launching a new re-designed package today featuring tactile biodegradable material, colorful geometric shapes that create an interlocking appearance when arranged together properly. Fun! The previous...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter
Sep22

Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start the first day of fall off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual thinking....

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package
Sep09

Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package

Subscription box service brands are on the rise according to Forbes, offering delivery services for consumers of varied of interests– from foodies, to beauty mavens, to dog lovers. These brands are also (much to our delight) rethinking the basic design of cardboard packaging, incorporating beautiful typography, graphic elements and other motifs that enhance the customer experience and set the bar for an emerging graphic design trend...

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