Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

The accessory that grabs you by the waist

Accessories Design instructor Iris Feldman is known for saying that belts are the “ugly step child of the accessories world.” But for Mara Holmgren, it’s the all-important detail that has you by the waist. “What brought me to Accessories Design was … Continue reading

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Boots on the Ground for Peace

The assignment was to create an illustration that promotes peace. “What is the iconography of war and peace? Prof. Anthony Freda asked his students “How can the icons be juxtaposed to convey an original anti-war message? How can peace be branded in a … Continue reading

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Kristin Gates captures the cold truth about Polar Bears

For over a month in late winter on the Coney Island Boardwalk, Kristin Gates met with her Projects in Advanced Style and Media class for Sunday breakfast at Tom’s coffee shop and then went out shooting.  They were there to photograph members … Continue reading

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On Campus Fashion Caught by CJ Colligan

“Here I was, a new student at a prestigious art school, reluctant to take my first photo. I had this idea that a photographer should only take pictures of things that are grand or important.”  CJ Colligan has forged a picture-taking style of … Continue reading

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Eight FIT students, a record in Society of Illustrators’ competition

Babies of wire confetti, a crowned rabbit, little girls watering topiary, a vet mechanic, and skeletal love, are among the themes of the eight FIT student illustrations selected by the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition. The field was narrowed from … Continue reading

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If Lincoln’s assassination were only a cartoon…

Freshman Illustration major Jake Morse received accolades for a thought-provoking take on what happened in Ford’s Theatre, an assignment he worked on over President’s Day. His cartoon in his words: “I did this piece for my Principles of Illustration class taught … Continue reading

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An open invitation to Faces & Places in Fashion Spring 2016

Fashion, accessories, interior design, business and film students and enthusiasts–Get out your date books! The Faces & Places in Fashion lecture series is all the straight talk, practical advice, forecasting (with some dish on the side) that you could want from … Continue reading

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Professor Ellenbogen’s MIT Stay Wows the Boston Globe!

Science and art have more in common than most people think. A perfect example of this is the collaboration of FIT photography professor Keith Ellenbogen with MIT physicist Allan Adams. The Boston Globe has taken notice with a full-length story about … Continue reading

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A bewitching holiday party!

It’s not a President’s holiday party without some alluring bewitchment from the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design department. The scene’s creators, professors Anne Kong, Mary Costantini and Glenn Sokoli are seen here getting the cold shoulder from their well packaged ice … Continue reading

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2D to 3D — It’s more than adding a dimension

At one time they were sculpted with chisel on marble. In Prof. Sue Willis’ 3D Design Fine Arts class, the recreation of ancient Greek reliefs are made with foam core, masking tape, glue guns and X-Acto knives. “The challenge is to … Continue reading

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