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Artists & Designers: Create a Snapchat Geofilter for FIDM College

If you are a Snapchat enthusiast you have noticed the innovative addition of Geofilters, a fun way to share where you are using visually pleasing overlays that are are specific to neighborhoods and special locations. Artists and designers from around the world are encouraged to use Snapchat’s Geofilter creation tool to bring a one-of-a-kind style to the Snapchat community. Simply...

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20 Stunning Fictional Magazine Covers You Will Want to Pickup and Read Designed By FIDM Graphic Design Students

Many of the students enrolled in the Graphic Design program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising look forward to one class in particular: Publication Design. Combining many of the skills the students have developed in previous classes, from composition and conceptual development they’ve learned in 2D Design, to photography, typography and art direction, FIDM Publication...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Hilariously Well Executed Animation of Bear Playing Bass Guitar Solo

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is...

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This Illustration Took 300 Hours and Millions of Handmade Dots and Lines to Create

Design doesn’t happen in an instant. The creative process takes time, patience and discipline to bring the best design to light– qualities that artists Xavier Casalta and Rémy Boiré know all too well in their incredible “Patience & Discipline” piece shown below. It took more than 300 hours of work, and millions of handmade dots and lines to create the 22″ x...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Get Hypnotized by the Psychedelic Visuals of ‘FLORE’

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when your not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no...

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15 Imaginary Brands You Wish Were Real Conceived By FIDM Graphic Design Students

It takes a lot of creative energy and hard work to personify a brand– a challenge that FIDM Graphic Design Students know all too well. In today’s digital age of information (and overstimulation), it’s more important than ever for brands to tell a cohesive message with supporting photographs and graphic design elements to appeal to their consumers. Every visual element that represents the...

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Fun & Clever Design Concept: What if the NBA Had Helmets?

What do you get when you combine a bored, unemployed graphic designer with a group of friends who watch a lot of basketball?  You get a clever yet simple synergistic design project that makes you think, ‘How did I not come up with this!?’ Two days ago, a recent college graduate and graphic designer by the name of James Politi posted, “I’m an unemployed graphic designer...

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What’s New in Fonts: 6 Brand New Fonts Released in April 2015

Whether you are an aspiring motion graphic artist, editor, graphic designer, or web designer, keeping an eye out for new fonts is essential to keeping your design aesthetic fresh. Who knows, you might discover a new font that is a perfect fit for an upcoming project. Every month we explore the web and share with you a few favorite fonts we discovered along the way. Our favorite font from April...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Hilariously Well Executed Animation of Bear Playing Bass Guitar Solo

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Get Hypnotized by the Psychedelic Visuals of ‘FLORE’

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when your not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no...

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Film Friday: Tarantino, Fincher, Scorsese, Jackson, Cameron, Nolan & More Discuss Filmmaking

For aspiring artists, designers and filmmakers, it’s easy to let self-doubt spread and take over your mind like a virus. One of the quickest remedies for such sickness is to listen to honest interviews from successful creatives that inspire you because chances are, they were in similar situations as you throughout their careers. If you admire the work of director Quentin Tarantino, David...

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Inside Entertainment Design: Q&A with Art Director Rafael Van Winkel

The importance of entertainment design has always been a big focus here at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Understanding the components and techniques of a successful entertainment campaign is crucial for any designer entering the industry, especially in California. At first glance it’s easy to think that entertainment design is all about designing movie posters and...

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Design Inspiration: 14 Fresh Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter here at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we have many inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates to share with you. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual...

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View the Visually Stunning Title Sequences of the 87th Academy Awards

It’s the week after the illustrious Academy Awards and as usual, the Internet is buzzing. While most blogs are digging deep into passionate discussions about the award winners, best moments, and the night’s fashion mishaps, we want to showcase the visually stunning and well-executed title sequences designed and directed by Henry Hobson. As part of a series of 20 different graphic...

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Artists & Designers: Create a Snapchat Geofilter for FIDM College

If you are a Snapchat enthusiast you have noticed the innovative addition of Geofilters, a fun way to share where you are using visually pleasing overlays that are are specific to neighborhoods and special locations. Artists and designers from around the world are encouraged to use Snapchat’s Geofilter creation tool to bring a one-of-a-kind style to the Snapchat community. Simply...

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20 Stunning Fictional Magazine Covers You Will Want to Pickup and Read Designed By FIDM Graphic Design Students

Many of the students enrolled in the Graphic Design program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising look forward to one class in particular: Publication Design. Combining many of the skills the students have developed in previous classes, from composition and conceptual development they’ve learned in 2D Design, to photography, typography and art direction, FIDM Publication...

Read More

This Illustration Took 300 Hours and Millions of Handmade Dots and Lines to Create

Design doesn’t happen in an instant. The creative process takes time, patience and discipline to bring the best design to light– qualities that artists Xavier Casalta and Rémy Boiré know all too well in their incredible “Patience & Discipline” piece shown below. It took more than 300 hours of work, and millions of handmade dots and lines to create the 22″ x...

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