Hi everyone! How was your first day of summer live?
Can you guess what my blog title means? No? Well read on and you’ll soon find out!
Now, before I continue on, I want to tell you about how my hometown in Long Island compares to Manhattan. Long Island is (for the most part) very quiet and relaxed in the mornings, which everyone knows is the polar opposite of NYC! Once you get off the LIRR, you get thrown into a fast paced, energetic, exciting city… and I love every minute of it. My commute isn’t so bad. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to arrive at Penn Station, which gives me time to work on my AP Art studio and art history assignments, always a plus!
The first thing I did when I arrived in the city was head downtown to go to Bleeker Street Records in Greenwich Village. The neighborhood alone is awesome to be in! There are galleries, vintage shops, and my personal favorite… record shops! Bleeker Street Records is the perfect place to stock up on Cd’s and records (which I happen to collect!).
It was finally time to start heading to FIT. People started queing up at around 12:45. I unfortunately didn’t get to see any of my old classmates mainly because I was the youngest in both the classes I took prior to this one. Some will even be attending FIT in the fall (and I want to give a massive congratulations to them, I was so lucky to be in a class with people so dedicated to what they do). We handed in our paper work, got an ID sticker, then were sent off to class! My class is in the C building in a Mac lab. Our professor started off the class with teaching us the history of typography and how certain fonts originated. It was really interesting! Did you know that most popular fonts we use today were originated centuries ago (now you know where my blog title came from!)? I’m also really looking forward to getting to know everyone in my class more during the next 3 weeks. Everyone is so creative in their own way and I can’t wait to see what kind of work everyone makes.
To me, the best part of the first day of classes at FIT is being introduced to the class subject, and learning it’s history. I also love hearing about what kind of projects we are going to do in the class, I want to start the in depth projects already!
I’m off to do my homework for my class now (tracing over different type faces, it’s making me look at basic fonts in a whole new way now that I’m drawing them!)
Did you learn anything really interesting in your class that you didn’t know before? I’d love to hear some interesting facts about what everyone’s studying!
PS, I’ll have photos next week of opening day, some of the places I mentioned, and more next post!