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ART AND DESIGN STUDENTS DID IT AGAIN (AND BY “IT” WE MEAN CREATE AWESOME WORK)

It’s mid-July, and FIT is (relatively) quiet. But Hue can’t forget that just two months ago, a stunning array of graduating student artwork from the School of Art and Design festooned FIT’s corridors and gallery spaces.

Enjoy some of our favorites in this slide show!

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PACKAGING DESIGN STUDENTS CELEBRATE GREEN GABLES

Who knew that the most eco-friendly container for milk and juice is almost a century old? That’s right, the humble cardboard gable-top carton, patented in 1915, delivers freshness with minimal strain on the environment. The cartons create very little waste and can be recycled.

Through January 30, Project Carton, an exhibit about this sturdy standby, including faux refrigerator cases stocked full of student-designed cartons, brightens up the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center lobby.

FIT’s “supermarket,” chock full of cartons created by Packaging Design students. Photos by Smiljana Peros.

Evergreen Packaging, producer of paperboard containers, sponsored the exhibition, along with an FIT student contest to design cartons for “Pure No Pulp Calcium Enriched Orange Juice,” “Good Grazes Skim Plus Milk,” “Frontier Farms Almond Milk,” and “All Natural Pure Granulated Sugar.” Judges from Walmart and Coca-Cola, among other companies, picked the winners, which are displayed on the contest website.

Packaging Design students created the cartons, and representatives from the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design Department crafted an environment reminiscent of a high-end supermarket, plus an immersive interpretive pathway at the edge of the room. Hue hopes to see more environmentally friendly packaging from the Sustainable Packaging Design credit certificate, which launched last fall.

The back view of the supermarket display case.

Hue enjoyed all the entries, though the winning milk carton stood out as unique and particularly enticing. We generally prefer not to stare at the cow when drinking the milk, but Jennifer Ahern’s whimsical contour drawing makes us excited to down our calcium.

The interpretive walkway, featuring a blown-up version of the winning milk carton.

MORE STUPENDOUS WORK BY FIT STUDENTS

A public service announcement from Hue: Anyone who hasn’t seen the Art & Design Graduating Student Exhibition is missing out.

But if you are missing it, or if you did miss it (it closes May 23), then here is your consolation prize: more photos of the fabulous work by the (equally fabulous) Smiljana Peros.

In Packaging Design, in the lobby of The Museum at FIT:

Skin care product packaging by Kathleen Gamboa, Packaging Design ’13. The triangular boxes have major shelf appeal.

In Illustration, in the downstairs gallery at The Museum at FIT:

“Queen Elizabeth as the Cat and the Fiddle,” an oil painting by Sunna Yim, Illustration ’13. So lifelike, one could almost believe that man-dog is real!

Another luscious illustration with phenomenal detail:

“Solitary Woman,” an oil painting by Alyssa Bauer, Illustration ’13.

The floor plans by the Interior Design BFA students were hard to capture in a photo, so here’s a design by an AAS Interior Design student.

“Bird House — Inspiration: Ridley Scott,” a mixed media project by Esther Bang, Interior Design.

Last but not least, the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design group project is an exhibition about the superhero, entitled “Heroes and Villains,” in the Pomerantz lobby. It’s a lot of fun, especially for youngins and comic-book geeks, but also for anyone who enjoys superhero movies and innovative exhibitions.

A jester in the Heroes & Villains exhibition in the Pomerantz lobby, created by the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design graduating students.