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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What’s New in Fonts: 5 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in July 2014
Aug13

What’s New in Fonts: 5 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in July 2014

As time goes by, it’s easy for some designers to get caught up in using the same dozen fonts design after design. To avoid becoming a “one-trick pony,” it’s important to stay up-to-date with new fonts as they become released to the public. Implementing these new fonts will challenge your design ability and immediately allow your design work to stand out from the current crowd. Below, we have gathered five of our favorite fonts that...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from the Next Generation of Graphic Designers
Jun25

Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from the Next Generation of Graphic Designers

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start our creative summer off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. Students earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM have the choice of specializing in either Branding or Entertainment graphics. Both programs prepare students for careers in Graphic Design...

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History of Design: The Impact of Graphic Designer Jennifer Morla. FIDM Student Sharon Salem Reports
Jun16

History of Design: The Impact of Graphic Designer Jennifer Morla. FIDM Student Sharon Salem Reports

 Editor’s Note: Every quarter at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, students of various majors are challenged to focus on a famous design or designer to assess its historical impact on culture and the design community in History of Design class taught by Alex Gardos. In the report below, FIDM Graphic Design Student Sharon Salem reports on career of graphic designer Jennifer Morla, weighing in with her own...

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Typography Tuesday: 10 Fonts Designed in 2014
Jun10

Typography Tuesday: 10 Fonts Designed in 2014

As time goes by, it’s easy for some designers to get caught up in using the same fonts in design after design. To avoid becoming a “one-trick pony,” it’s important to stay up-to-date with new fonts as they become released to the public. This immediately allows your design work to stand out from the majority if you can find an effective use for a particular font. Below, we have gathered ten of our favorite fonts...

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Typography Tuesday: Design Your Own Typeface With Prototypo, an Open-Source Online Typeface Editor
Jun03

Typography Tuesday: Design Your Own Typeface With Prototypo, an Open-Source Online Typeface Editor

If you are a lover of typography like we are you are going to love Prototypo. Prototype is an open-source online typeface editor that allows you to shape a complete typeface by using sliders, then refine spacing and outlines like never before. The project was recently launched on the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter and quickly passed their original goal of £12,000. “No matter how experienced you are at designing types,...

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Future Magazine Designers: Enter SPD’s (Free) Magazine Design Contest for Graduating Graphic Design College Students
May21

Future Magazine Designers: Enter SPD’s (Free) Magazine Design Contest for Graduating Graphic Design College Students

The Society of Publication Designers wants to see what great editorial design you have been working on. Forget rules, forget formulas—just show us the best stuff you have. If your work is chosen by our jury of top-notch editorial design professionals, we will showcase it in an exclusive online gallery on the SPD website. It is a great way to get your work in front of magazine art directors with the power to hire fresh, young talent. As...

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Typography Tuesday: Hand Lettered Inspirational Quotes by Sean McCabe
Apr22

Typography Tuesday: Hand Lettered Inspirational Quotes by Sean McCabe

If your a fan of hand lettering, you have probably seen the work of Sean McCabe on Pinterest or other various places inspirational quotes can be found. If you have not, you are in for a real treat. The San Antonio Texas based designer describes himself as a “hand lettering artist and type designer”. With a clear passion for all things hand lettering, McCabe states, “I view lettering as a form of voice. I use it to...

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