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Prince Powderpouffe gains his epaulettes in the classroom

So you ask “Who is Prince Powderpouffe and who is his seamstress?” The Prince, whose signature look includes high hair, costume couture and generous applications of mascara, comes from the imagination and sewing skills of Eric Strauss. “I enjoy the … Continue reading

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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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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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For Raissa Oliveira-Silva, a #ChalkFIT drawing imitates a viral sensation

There’s no better place to state your claim about  cultural domination than on the 7th Avenue in New York City. A 3X6-foot chalk representation of the meme “Chloe” by Illustration senior Raissa Oliveira-Silva is still going through finishing touches on … Continue reading

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Misery loves company in the Pomerantz Center

The world’s evils, appearing in 3D, are currently on display on the third floor of the Pomerantz Center. It was Pandora of Greek mythology who disobeyed Zeus by opening a box of evils. Prof. Dan Shefelman finds evil to be … Continue reading

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