Trials of Gabriel Fernandez - the Process

Announcements • March 16, 2020

In 2018, Director Brian Knappenberger came to Imaginary Forces to design the main titles of the Netflix documentary series, The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez. At the time, the court case on one of the the worst incidents of child abuse in the history of Los Angeles was still open. The series follows the story from the horrific crimes inflicted on a young boy, through the benchmark legal proceedings... Continue Reading →

SXSW 2020 PanelPicker

Events • July 18, 2019

From Brand to Boom: The Evolution of Main Titles and Audience Engagement

Ever forgotten someone’s name as soon as you heard it? Now imagine that x 1000. For audiences, an introduction must deliver more than a name, it must make an impression. But how do you make it stick?

In this panel, experts and creators from the film and TV industry — Emmy Award-winning studio Imaginary Forces and industry publication Art of... Continue Reading →

Tribeca Film Festival and Disruptor Awards 2019

Events • May 09, 2019


What a fun weekend spent in NYC at the Borough of Manhattan Community College for the Tenth Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA). The awards ceremony, which aims to bring renowned innovators across the world together to “celebrate, nurture and mobilize a community of disruptors” took place May 3rd, 2019.

AXIOS season 1 is available to watch... Continue Reading →

SXSW 2019

Events • March 28, 2019

Another SXSW has come & gone and you know what that means...

Food. Parties. Panels. REPEAT

This year we sent a group of IF-ers to Austin, TX to participate in the awesomeness that is the annual SXSW festival.

Left to right : Sean Dougherty, James Ramirez, Michelle Dougherty, Arisu Kashiwagi, Karin Fong Krista Templeton, Jon Hassell, Jeremy Cox, Aleen Kim, Anita Olan, Claudia Sümeghy

We were thrilled to be attending... Continue Reading →

Motion Plus Design Los Angeles | Karin Fong

Events • February 27, 2019

After hosting conferences in Tokyo and Paris last year, Motion Plus Design brought their forum to Los Angeles on Saturday Feb. 23, 2019 and we were lucky enough to attend!

The conference brought a day filled with insight, humor and big industry news at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. Director Karin Fong was among the lineup of renowned speakers who shared their experience and insight into... Continue Reading →

Type Director's Club: Judges Night

Events • January 28, 2019

January 24, 2019

What a night! We had such a great time at Parsons The New School of Design for the Type Directors Club’s Judges Night.

Karin Fong and Kristyan Sarkis

It is the 65th year of the TDC Design Competition and Karin Fong took to NYC for the special occasion. Joined by the esteemed Kristyan Sarkis and the TDC65 competition chairs, it was an evening of engaging conversations that left us... Continue Reading →

Designing the Future Featuring Peter Frankfurt

Events • December 19, 2018

Presented by JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles and SCI-Arc.

What is the future fundamentally? At its most basic, the future is unknown. It can only be predicted on the basis of known circumstances: current technologies, attitudes, and lifestyles. Early 20th century proposals of the future contained fantastic landscapes and preposterous technologies. But as the 20th century drew to a close,... Continue Reading →

Toronto, Mexico City & Tel Aviv: 3 Stops, 3 Directors!

Events • November 07, 2018

Our Creative Directors have the privilege of traveling to many places around the world: to film, to meet with fellow industry leaders, and to present their personal learnings and experiences. Read up on the latest:

Karin Fong at AGI Mexico City
September 24 - 29

A little background on this particular event: The Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), as its name suggests, is a... Continue Reading →

4 Steps to Civic Engagement: Designers, It's Easy to Get Involved!

Events • October 26, 2018

Speaking to a class he used to teach at Otis College of Art & Design, Imaginary Forces Co-Founder Chip Houghton explained how graphic designers and creative studios can involve themselves in civic engagement. Chip was welcomed by Otis professor and longtime colleague Kathleen Milnes, and spoke about several IF projects aimed at making a positive change. Here are his... Continue Reading →

New York Comic Con 2018 Edition!

Events • October 09, 2018

New York Comic Con 2018 has come and gone! We love the excitement all the fans bring just as much as all the new titles and trends. Here’s a breakdown of what we saw at this year’s fest.

Trending Alert


From Netflix’s She-Ra to Disney’s Marvel Rising, there are a ton of new female-forward shows hitting the screen in 2019. We couldn’t be more excited to see a trend to empower women of all... Continue Reading →

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