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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Simply Inspiring: An Interview with Amanda Jane Jones, Graphic Designer and Former Art Director for Kinfolk Magazine
Sep02

Simply Inspiring: An Interview with Amanda Jane Jones, Graphic Designer and Former Art Director for Kinfolk Magazine

  If you’re a person who’s anywhere on the Internet, or has ever even taken a glance at Pinterest, no doubt you’ve seen the work of Amanda Jane Jones. From her covers and spreads at Kinfolk magazine to her understated and elegant logo designs, Jones’ work strikes that hard-to-reach balance of simple beauty and thoughtful design. With an uncluttered simplicity and elegance to her work that many designers try (and often fail) to...

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Creative, Curious, and Captivating: an interview with Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine
Aug27

Creative, Curious, and Captivating: an interview with Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine

When I first stumbled across UPPERCASE Magazine, within seconds of opening the soft-but-sturdy pages I had an instant pang of “I wish I’d started that,” followed almost immediately by the question, “how can I work for them?” and then a deep sigh when I learned the whole shebang was pretty much a one-(extraordinary)-woman show. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, UPPERCASE Magazine is a quarterly print publication that covers what feels...

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