Effective Wit & Cleverness In Design
Aug05

Effective Wit & Cleverness In Design

With so many great designers in the world, it can be hard to set yourself apart. Crafting a memorable design that connects with your audience and provokes a feeling is one of the ultimate goals of every designer. Actually doing it however, is easier said than done. One of the most elusive skills in a designer’s arsenal is that of wit—a skill that can take a design from good to great by providing that audience to designer connection....

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Film Friday: The Animated Typefaces & Brand Reel of Animography.net
Jul26

Film Friday: The Animated Typefaces & Brand Reel of Animography.net

Although we have discussed typography many times in the past, it’s important to acknowledge the fact that not all typography is simply fonts or static illustration. Animation gives a whole new life to static designs and allows for many more possibilities. We recently stumbled across Animography and were blown away by the quality of the motion graphics work. Some of these typefaces are even available to download for free as an...

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Typography Tuesday: Five (Free!) Downloadable Slab Serif Fonts We Love
Jul16

Typography Tuesday: Five (Free!) Downloadable Slab Serif Fonts We Love

We recently did an article showcasing some of our favorite, free, downloadable script fonts. Today, we would like to share with you some of our favorite slab serif fonts that are available to download for free. In case you were wondering, a slab serif is a type of serif typeface that is characterized by thick, bold, block-like serifs. As a graphic designer, I’m always looking for new high quality fonts to use at my disposal and...

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Showcase of Physical Typography For Your Inspiration
Jul08

Showcase of Physical Typography For Your Inspiration

When looking for fresh typography inspiration what do you usually do? Do you browse websites like DaFont or Lost Type looking for the latest free typefaces? Do you search Google or Behance for inspiration? These are some great ways to get inspired but we urge you to remember physical typography. Sometimes designs take on a whole new life when applied to the real world. For example, when a typeface gets applied to a neon sign the...

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Typography Tuesday: Five (Free!) Downloadable Script Fonts We Love
Jun11

Typography Tuesday: Five (Free!) Downloadable Script Fonts We Love

Typography isn’t always about legibility. It’s about conveying a message to your target audience through emotions and specific styles. Sometimes a design requires a certain look and feel to successfully accomplish these goals. As a graphic designer, I’m always looking for new high quality fonts to use at my disposal and make this job a bit easier. The more typefaces you have at your fingertips, the more flexibility...

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FIDM/SF Alumna, Kim Vu, is an Associate Graphic Designer  for Old Navy’s Baby Division
May17

FIDM/SF Alumna, Kim Vu, is an Associate Graphic Designer for Old Navy’s Baby Division

During the past six months FIDM Graphic Design Alumna, Kim Vu, has been designing graphics for infant apparel as an associate graphic designer for the Baby Division of leading retailer, Old Navy. Even while earning her graphic design degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Vu’s work reflected an illustrative, whimsical aesthetic appropriate for the infant apparel graphics market (as demonstrated in her...

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Google Commemorates the Work of Famous Graphic & Motion Title Designer, Saul Bass, for his 93rd Birthday
May08

Google Commemorates the Work of Famous Graphic & Motion Title Designer, Saul Bass, for his 93rd Birthday

Google commemorated the work of famous graphic and title designer, Saul Bass, for his 93rd birthday today with a series of Google Doodles (shown below) that celebrate Bass’ distinct design style. Bass’ amazing body of work has influenced both the graphic design and digital media industries. His logo designs for leading brands like Kleenex, Girl Scouts, United Way and Dixie serve as examples of how universal, timeless...

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Business of Fashion Interviews Magazine Art Director, Design Legend Fabien Baron
May06

Business of Fashion Interviews Magazine Art Director, Design Legend Fabien Baron

If you’re an aspiring magazine designer, whether it’s photography, graphic design or art direction sparks your interest,  chances are you’ve been influenced by the work of famous art director Fabien Baron if you’ve read the fashion glossies over the course of the past 20 years. Considered a modern-day icon whose design aesthetic has influenced the high fashion publishing industry at large, Baron has designed...

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