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Ode to Jianrong Lin’s “Momentum” series

“I think human bodies look best when in motion,” says Illustrator Jianrong Lin, (’16), of “Momentum,” his series of athletes in the heat of competition. Lin’s exquisite work evokes images depicted on ancient Greek urns. “What men or gods are these?” one might … Continue reading

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Study Abroad in India: “‘Namaste’ and a smile got me far enough”

“It’s culturally and visually so stimulating, the smells and sounds are all overwhelming in an incredible and good way,” says Photography Professor Jessica Wynne. She was mingling with the nine students she led through India as part of the International … Continue reading

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Samantha Mayo’s Color Harmony Project

Samantha Mayo became interested in interior design in her junior year at Sayville High School on Long Island.  “I grew up going to antique shops in Pennsylvania and throughout New England. I had an interest and feel for furniture and … Continue reading

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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 at Ford’s Theatre. It was an assignment he worked on over President’s Day. “I did this piece for my Principles of Illustration class taught by Professor … Continue reading

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