There’s so much more to FIT than just what happens inside the classroom. There’s the stylish scene outside the C building, the vast array of restaurants on 7th Ave, the cool art stores on 27th, and so much more. Here’s a look at FIT through my eyes, from the school itself to my daily commute and everything in between.
My first stop: Grand Central. I’ll never tire of the gorgeous turquoise ceiling, even if I look like a tourist for staring at it!
When I emerge from the dark subway and onto the vibrant city street, my first sight is this Fashion Avenue sign… it’s the best feeling!
Time to get to work! Today Professor Lerner taught us about using grids to create a visually pleasing layout for the inside of our magazines. I started planning my table of contents using a three column grid in Adobe InDesign.
During the 15 minute break, I scurry down to starbucks for a refreshing shaken iced passion tea. When I don’t feel like waiting in line (it gets SO LONG! FIT students love their caffeine!) I stroll around Chelsea to get some fresh air and people watch. My friend Sophia and I did this the other day, and it was so pleasant.
Class is over too soon, and I’m back at Grand Central waiting for my train. To kill some downtime, I stop by Hudson News, where magazines line every wall. Translation: I’m in heaven! I look through the fashion section for inspiration. I also like browsing the international section. Even though I can’t understand a word, the photo editorials are unbeatable!
Finally, I hop on the train and kick back with the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar. On the first day of class, Professor Lerner asked if anyone knew the name of Bazaar’s signature font. I was the first one to answer; it’s called Ditot, a serif font with thin edges that’s known for being clean and elegant.
Well, that’s my day! Though it’s become quite routine, the FIT life never fails to excite and inspire me.
Until Next Time,