What’s New in Fonts: 8 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in October 2014
Oct30

What’s New in Fonts: 8 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in October 2014

Discovering newly released well-designed fonts is like watching a new episode of your favorite television show, except for the fact you have no idea what time or date the next one is going to be released. That unsettling fact makes discovering well-designed fonts a highlight of the day for type lovers like myself. This month I discovered eight new fonts including one called “Selfie”, which the cynic in me wanted to hate...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package
Sep09

Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package

Subscription box service brands are on the rise according to Forbes, offering delivery services for consumers of varied of interests– from foodies, to beauty mavens, to dog lovers. These brands are also (much to our delight) rethinking the basic design of cardboard packaging, incorporating beautiful typography, graphic elements and other motifs that enhance the customer experience and set the bar for an emerging graphic design trend...

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What’s New in Fonts: 5 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in July 2014
Aug13

What’s New in Fonts: 5 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in July 2014

As time goes by, it’s easy for some designers to get caught up in using the same dozen fonts 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. Implementing these new fonts will challenge your design ability and immediately allow your design work to stand out from the current crowd. Below, we have gathered five of our favorite fonts that...

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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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