Ten Summer 2013 Movie Posters & Trailers For Your Inspiration
Oct09

Ten Summer 2013 Movie Posters & Trailers For Your Inspiration

Hollywood had another record-setting summer at the box office this year. According to Variety, the final summer box office came in “slightly higher than expected, at $4.75 billion” which is a new record for Hollywood, up nearly 8% over the previous record set in 2011. An important aspect in a film’s box office success is how well the film’s advertising campaigns are executed. Prior to reviews and word of mouth, the film’s poster and...

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TED Talks Every Design Student Must Watch – Milton Glaser’s “Using Design to Make Ideas New”
Aug07

TED Talks Every Design Student Must Watch – Milton Glaser’s “Using Design to Make Ideas New”

There’s a world of inspiration out there for Graphic Design and Digital Media Students, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to look, and hard to narrow down what you find. By the time you’ve filtered through twenty or more videos, books, and blog posts, you don’t want to read or watch any of them. That’s where I come in. As a Graphic Design Student, I am constantly on the lookout for great resources to supplement my education at...

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The History of the Famous “Rosie the Riveter” Poster as Told by FIDM Graphic Design Student
May22

The History of the Famous “Rosie the Riveter” Poster as Told by FIDM Graphic Design Student

When studying the history of graphic design, students earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising discover how famous designs reflect social and cultural attitudes over time. J. Howard Miller’s World War II famous “We Can Do It!” propaganda poster (commonly known as the “Rosie the Riveter” poster) is an example of a design whose meaning has become misconstrued over time, as reported by...

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Film Friday: Fresh Behind-the-Scenes Creative Process Videos for 3D Animation and Rock Poster Design

We love getting details on what it takes to bring short films to life in the edit bay so we were delighted to see this short flick by Swedish animator/illustrator, Rickard Bengtsson, “Inexorable.” Exploring 3D and cinema 4D for the first time, Bengtsson brings a seemingly lifeless chair to life in a dark and mysterious room. Inexorable By animator/illustrator, Rickard Bengtsson (Uppsala, Sweden) Music and sound design by...

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Four Vintage-Inspired Super Bowl Sunday Graphic Designs: Typographic Posters, Unique Tailgate Invites & More
Jan29

Four Vintage-Inspired Super Bowl Sunday Graphic Designs: Typographic Posters, Unique Tailgate Invites & More

With less than a week until Super Bowl Sunday, there’s plenty of football-related visual inspiration for graphic designers and digital media artists everywhere we look. As much as we love the slick on-screen animations and motion graphics that dominate the visual landscape of Super Bowl Sunday, these vintage-inspired graphic design pieces caught our attention for their unique, organic qualities. #1- Custom “San Francisco...

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Portfolio Week: Fresh Movie Marketing by FIDM Graphic Design/Entertainment Graduate Elizabeth Munoz
Dec18

Portfolio Week: Fresh Movie Marketing by FIDM Graphic Design/Entertainment Graduate Elizabeth Munoz

Students earning their Graphic Design degree from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising have the choice of specializing in either Branding or Entertainment graphics. Both programs prepare students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual thinking. The Graphic Design/Entertainment portfolios reflect FIDM...

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Stylesight Foresees Graphic Design Prints Inspired by The Golden Ratio for S/S ‘14
Nov20

Stylesight Foresees Graphic Design Prints Inspired by The Golden Ratio for S/S ‘14

Intricate geometric patterns and detailed structures are design elements that will be prominent in activewear prints and graphics for Spring/Summer 2014, predicts leading trend forecast and analysis company Stylesight. According to Stylesight’s Rational-Active Forecast Prints & Graphics S/S 14 – Women/Juniors report, elements that make up this graphic design trend include: Macro repeats inset in micro patterns Twiter motifs...

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Filmmaker Friday: Rhyming Illustration Inspiration & the Roots of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” Poster by Studio Canoe

Temujin Doran of Studio Canoe is an illustrator and filmmaker based in London who developed the clever short films below. The first features Doran’s poetry dedicated to “illustration, the finest occupation” and his stylistic pencil drawings. The second pinpoints the history of the ever popular “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster design that have become so widespread that several parodies have emerged. View...

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