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Know Your Design Roots: Read About Joseph Christian Leyendecker in a Report Written and Designed by FIDM Graphic Design Student
Meghan Cornejo, a Graphic Design/Branding Student at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising wrote and designed a report about prolific illustrator, Joseph Christian Leyendecker, also known as J.C. Leyendecker. “The way he illustrated people was amazing, and his techniques were so reflective of the time period, it was really interesting,” she says.
Pivotal Punk Rock Photographer, Edward Colver, Visits FIDM’s Graphic Design Portfolio Presentation
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising was honored to host Edward Colver, a pivotal photographer who captured the spirit of the punk rock subculture in California during the late 1970s and early 1980s, as an industry guest during Winter finals week.
Attention Animators, Motion Graphics Aficionados: You Really Can’t Miss “Motionographer”
Be forewarned: if you appreciation animation, motion graphics, or just plain good design, Motionographer just may consume the next couple of hours of your time if you haven’t yet discovered this little gem of a Website.
FIDM Graphic Design Students Preparing for European Study Tour to Florence, London, Paris and Rome
As the Winter quarter comes to a close and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Students are preparing to relax during a two-week break, a group of 19 FIDM Students, including four Graphic Design Students, are gearing up for their trip to Europe for the annual FIDM European Study Tour.
Get Inspired: Movie Frames Condensed Into Movie “Barcodes”
Check out this ingenious concept: MOVIEBARCODE takes every frame from feature films and condenses them into a single image or “bar code,” creating a unique piece that reflects the overall mood and aesthetic of the movie through color.
Submit T-Shirt Graphic Designs to Help Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan
This Shirt Helps, a clothing company dedicated to social consciousness, is collecting T-Shirt designs (for pay) to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11.
Two Articles to Help You Avoid Graphic Design Clichés
Read the “do’s and don’ts” of the use of script typefaces by Ilene Strizver, owner and founder of The Type Studio, and also a discussion about avoiding design clichés such as using predictable typefaces to provide a sense of ethnicity by Dan Mayer of Smashing Magazine.