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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...

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FIDM Grads Art Direct and Design “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” End Title Sequence

Award-winning motion design and VFX boutique Greenhaus GFX released its latest project, the end title sequence for Jonathan Liebesman’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. The sequence has a beautifully simplistic comic book illustration style that focuses heavily on dark outlines and watercolor-like seamless transitions. The project also features a bit of live action humor to...

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ICON: 50 Stunning New Works by DKNG Studios Inspired by Pop Culture

Every great film has one. A signature which can represent the entire movie in one image that also stands the test of time. Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman of DKNG Studios have harnessed these visual identities into a carefully crafted body of 50 new designs called “ICON”, their first ever solo show held which opened on June 14 in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988...

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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...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Paisley Pop Prints Spotted by Stylesight at Indigo

Leading trend forecast company, Stylesight (which recently merged with former rival WGSN into a mega international trend-forecasting conglomerate) reported trends from leading textile and surface design show, Indigo, including one dubbed “Paisley Pop” seen below. Often graphic designers find inspiration in related fields, from art and design, to fashion and architecture. You can see how the...

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Five Inspiring and Bookmark-Worthy Websites for Color Lovers

Inspiration is a critical element of producing quality creative work. Thanks to free resources like the Internet, we have thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help spark our creative enthusiasm. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all creatives, but sifting through this vast array of information can be a job of its own. Luckily, you can...

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Film Friday: Get Inspired by HUSH, a New York Based Design Agency

Start your creativity-fueled weekend off right by checking out the work of HUSH, an independent design agency based in New York. Its goal is to conceive, design and produce digital content and experiences that are unique in creating brand recognition for their clients. “Our company is built on a love of Design – where concept and strategy inspire highly crafted experiences. Big or...

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A Visual History of the Aston Martin Logo

Frequently acclaimed as the most beautiful car in the world, the Aston Martin DB5 entered production in 1963 and was was chosen to be James Bond’s car of choice in the film Goldfinger. The placement of the car in this iconic film left an everlasting mark on pop culture and was my first introduction to the stunning Aston Martin brand. After watching this classic film over the weekend, I wanted...

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FIDM Grads Art Direct and Design “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” End Title Sequence

Award-winning motion design and VFX boutique Greenhaus GFX released its latest project, the end title sequence for Jonathan Liebesman’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. The sequence has a beautifully simplistic comic book illustration style that focuses heavily on dark outlines and watercolor-like seamless transitions. The project also features a bit of live action humor to...

Read More

Five Inspiring and Bookmark-Worthy Websites for Color Lovers

Inspiration is a critical element of producing quality creative work. Thanks to free resources like the Internet, we have thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help spark our creative enthusiasm. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all creatives, but sifting through this vast array of information can be a job of its own. Luckily, you can...

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Film Friday: Get Inspired by HUSH, a New York Based Design Agency

Start your creativity-fueled weekend off right by checking out the work of HUSH, an independent design agency based in New York. Its goal is to conceive, design and produce digital content and experiences that are unique in creating brand recognition for their clients. “Our company is built on a love of Design – where concept and strategy inspire highly crafted experiences. Big or...

Read More

ICON: 50 Stunning New Works by DKNG Studios Inspired by Pop Culture

Every great film has one. A signature which can represent the entire movie in one image that also stands the test of time. Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman of DKNG Studios have harnessed these visual identities into a carefully crafted body of 50 new designs called “ICON”, their first ever solo show held which opened on June 14 in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Pixel Play Spotted in Branding, Packaging, T-Shirts & More

The blurred lines in Junk Food’s Mickey Mouse tee isn’t a mistake but an intentional design decision reflecting the “Pixel Play” graphic trend spotted by leading forecast and analysis company, Stylesight. “As eight-bit graphics and gaming emerge as popular design choices, packaging designers also look to early digital days for inspiration,” states Stylesight...

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10 Questions with Marvel Studios Senior Project Manager, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sarah Truly Beers

Since graduating from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design program in 2002, Sarah Truly Beers has tackled a fair share of amazing creative projects for the entertainment industry. Currently Beers is a Senior Project Manager at Marvel and during her career she has worked on a variety of creative projects that includes everything from merchandise to...

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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...

Read More

ICON: 50 Stunning New Works by DKNG Studios Inspired by Pop Culture

Every great film has one. A signature which can represent the entire movie in one image that also stands the test of time. Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman of DKNG Studios have harnessed these visual identities into a carefully crafted body of 50 new designs called “ICON”, their first ever solo show held which opened on June 14 in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988...

Read More

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...

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