Featured FIDM Student Work: “Soul” Magazine Designed by Carrie Rooney
Jul15

Featured FIDM Student Work: “Soul” Magazine Designed by Carrie Rooney

The magazines developed by FIDM Graphic Design Students during their Publication Design students never cease to amaze us. In 10 weeks (or sometimes less), students develop the magazine’s masthead, table of contents, departments and feature story pages, and a product spread, often incorporating their own photography and faux advertisements, tackling everything from the type treatment, to the layouts/page design. Combining many of...

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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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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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The Power of Typography in Design
Jan28

The Power of Typography in Design

A few months ago I posted a TED Talk by John Maeda, President of RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and generally recognized genius, on “How Art, Technology and Design Inform Creative Leaders.” Aside from being a really great talk, it includes a fascinating experiment on the power of typography on the human psyche. Maeda demonstrates through a simple slide of the same word presented in different typographical styles the power of...

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Design Gear for a Good Cause: “Design vs Cancer” Founded by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus
Oct08

Design Gear for a Good Cause: “Design vs Cancer” Founded by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus

Published on October 8, 2013 FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Peter Deltondo is corralling top-notch graphic designers together to fight cancer in a new business Design vs Cancer which will provide assistance to families and individuals battling cancer funded by the sale of premium designer T-shirts and other goods, he says. After his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, Deltondo was compelled to start a...

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Ten Intriguing Articles for Design Inspiration Chosen by FIDM Graphic Design Director, Steve Reaves
Sep11

Ten Intriguing Articles for Design Inspiration Chosen by FIDM Graphic Design Director, Steve Reaves

Inspiration is a critical element of producing creative work. Thanks to 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 overwhelming at times. One of the best ways of finding quality inspirational websites is to ask for...

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Synergistic Advertisement Campaigns of the Vancouver Aquarium
Sep05

Synergistic Advertisement Campaigns of the Vancouver Aquarium

Would a large, anatomically correct, anglerfish attached to a streetlight at night attract your attention? It sure sparked my interest and I didn’t even get to see it in person! I’m referring to one of the many brilliant advertisement campaigns for the Vancouver Aquarium created by TAXI, a Canadian based creative agency. According to their website, “We tell compelling stories designed to help build powerful brands ­– stories that are...

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