Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

A book fair for devotees of art and design

Last weekend’s Designers and Books Fair brought a capacity crowd of students, faculty, and design devotees and connoisseurs for book browsing and presentations.  It was a star-studded Art and Design School affair. The Who’s Who and the Who‐Will be Who’s of the … Continue reading

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Designers & Books at FIT Day 2

Dean Arbuckle and the School of Art & Design invite you to Day 2 of Designers & Books Fair 2015! “Drawing is not about replicating what you see. It is about inventing what you see,” – Milton Glaser “The public … Continue reading

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Three photography faculty exhibits break ground

Watertown, CT, Governors Island and Provincetown are all locations with relevance to the subjects of three September exhibits by photography faculty.  One that takes place at the school of her youth, is deeply introspective. Two others are vast in what they … Continue reading

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“Silver and I are married”

“When working with silver make it obey you. Smack it around. It’s gotta do what you tell it to. If worse comes to worse tell it you’ll melt it down.” Heartless words from Wendy Yothers, chair of Jewelry Design department? Or … Continue reading

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Art from the FIT community 15 floors up!

From the start, artwork was a must for FIT’s new administrative offices at 333 Seventh Avenue.  Written into the plans for the new 22,000 square-foot space are corridors and wall space where art would hang.  Having been mined from faculty, student and … Continue reading

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Dean Arbuckle’s Advice for a “Hot Town” — August in the City

Dear Art and Design Students, It is indeed “Hot Town. Summer in the City,” as the 60s song goes! But if you pace yourself you’ll be able to take advantage of much that New York City has to offer in … Continue reading

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The Greening of Distressed Jeans

Report from the Summer Institute on Sustainability in Fashion & Textiles Jorg Hartmann, from machinery vendor Stoll, started his talk by showing copies of a well-worn 1880s pair of jeans bought at auction for $60,000. The jeans were copied and … Continue reading

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Paul Dillinger of Levi Strauss kicks off Summer Sustainability Institute

Acting Associate Dean Sass Brown welcomed three dozen industry members to the second annual Sustainability and Textiles Summer Institute June 8. The four-day program introduces designers and others from around the world to practical ways of minimizing the industry’s carbon … Continue reading

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Junior Show a Graphical Success

The Graphic Design Junior Show in May–referred to as “the student production”–inventively showcased work that ranged from conceptual, to what might be found in a retail environment.  Two sections of graphic design juniors worked together to create an exhibit flow that … Continue reading

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A-list Critics for Photography Juniors

When it comes to having your accomplishments acknowledged, being a college junior can be like that of a middle child. “The seniors have a graduating show. The associate degree students have a show. What the juniors need is feedback,” says Photography … Continue reading

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