As part of Hue staff writer Jonathan Vatner’s Spring 2014 feature, “Where Does FIT’s Trash Go?”, he led three site visits to recycling facilities in the New York City area. Watch short videos of two of the field trips here.
Pratt Industries paper recycling plant, Staten Island. Video by Suzanne Baer, FIT Technology Development Team
Sims material recovery facility, Brooklyn. Video by Jonathan Vatner
Hue loves a good Halloween scare. But even more than that, we love design-competition reality TV. And Martha Stewart delivered.
Shriek or Chic, a Halloween-themed web miniseries, is a competition to craft Martha’s Halloween costume this year. Miraculously, all three contestants–Joelle Samaha, Taylor Ormond, and Gabrielle Ruffino–went to, or are enrolled at, FIT!
The show is delicious–and if it’s not quite as dramatic or catty as Project Runway, it’s still impossible to stop watching. And if you’re game for the insanely work-intensive decorations Martha Stewart is famous for, then you might get some pointers on sewing your own costume. Or you could just go to FIT.
So skip the Halloween party and check it out.
Did you know? Halloween is Martha Stewart’s favorite holiday. Photo courtesy marthastewart.com.
Hue presents the last in a five-part video series highlighting alumni tattoo artists. If you haven’t yet, check out part one, part two, part three, and part four.
Chris Torres, Illustration ’97, is co-owner of Chris Torres’ Red Legged Devils Studio, a new ink spot near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In this video, he talks about how tattooing on skin differs from drawing on paper.
Here’s video number four in our ongoing series featuring tattoo artists who graduated from FIT.
Vincent Castiglia, Illustration ’04, owner of Arcanum Studio, creates chillingly lifelike work on skin. In this video, he shows off his version of the Coney Island Cyclone.
Magie Serpica, Illustration ’07, is co-owner of Milk and Honey Tattoo on Castleton Avenue in Staten Island, NY. Here she explains how cover-ups are done.
When tattoos get old, they begin to fade and warp, or they no longer represent a person’s values. Serpica applies a new, bolder tattoo atop the old one, so that you’d have to look really closely to see evidence of earlier work.
This is part three of Hue’s video series on alumni tattoo artists. Don’t forget to watch parts one about Victor Modafferi of Bullseye Tattoo and part two about Johann Florendo of Mean Street Tattoo!