Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

Much More Than Design Itself: Emerging Senior Thesis by Karo Buttler

Karo Buttler’s senior thesis project offers an enormous amount of detail on design, manufacturability, materials and sustainability. Her insights were hard-won, and speak not only to her curiosity and versatility, but also to the special learning opportunities offered by FIT … Continue reading

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FIT Senior Sarai Maman Wins Competition, Shoots for the Moon

Landing on the moon requires more than technical skill. You also need cooperation, perseverance, creativity and the ability to dream, says Sarai Maman, ’22, a winner of the 27th annual Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) Award.  Her work is … Continue reading

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Adirondack Mac is New York State’s latest celebrity

New York State has a lovable new mascot moose, Adirondack Mac, designed by Illustration sophomore Kristina Ingerowski. Her plush, blue-scarfed entry bested nearly 150 other competitors from 35 New York State counties in a contest established last March to design a mascot … Continue reading

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Kurta Collaboration Exhibit: FIT and India’s Pearl Academy

The current “Style Journey” exhibition in the Art and Design Gallery has an extensive section on contemporary kurtas, hand-embroidered and collaboratively designed by FIT Textile/Surface Design students and by Fashion Design students from Pearl Academy in India. We asked Textile … Continue reading

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Brigid Coleman’s Halloween-Themed Art: Mundane, Funny, Ominous…

Brigid Coleman’s love of vintage scary movies can be seen in her Halloween-themed art: sketchy characters doing seemingly mundane things. A playful, ominous macabre runs through her work here. It’s a mix of commissioned work, Halloween musings, and one drawn … Continue reading

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Three from FIT at this year’s Eddie Adams Workshop

The Eddie Adams Workshop, now in its 34th year, is considered “one of the most important stops for up-and-coming photojournalists,” according to New York Times photographer and writer James Estrin. This year two FIT Photography students, and one Photography Certificate program … Continue reading

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Cowleidoscope Joins the Cow Parade!

This summer Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students created “Cowleidoscope,” a giant, dreamy blue and pink cow with magnificent iridescent wings. It’s part of the NYC CowParade, which this year benefits God’s Love We Deliver, a New York City-based charity … Continue reading

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About Love: Tiffany, Beyonce, Jay-Z, a Yellow Diamond and FIT Alums

As any good campaign should, Tiffany & Co’s attempt to appeal to younger potential customers with its “About Love” campaign lit up both the fashion press and mainstream media last month. Beyoncé is the first Black woman to wear the … Continue reading

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Drawing Heroes Tall

Never has Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared taller than in Prof. Johanna Goodman’s view of him. The elongation – a common theme in Goodman’s illustrations – is particularly fitting. It would have been impossible to consider on-campus classes this fall without … Continue reading

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PlayStation Therapy “Gets You” says Matthew Lafergola, ‘21

To all the gamers out there who need a good cry, a good laugh, a thrill or even a job or relationship, there’s PlayStation Therapy. Advertising and Digital Design grad Matthew Lafergola, ’21, visualizes how PlayStation characters aren’t just for … Continue reading

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