Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

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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Victor Pickens captures lightning and pride

It was an evening of performances in praise of the artistry of drag, at Projekt 105 art gallery in Manhattan. It was also the opening of a portraiture series “Drag Queens” by famed photographer Martin Schoeller. With the gallery’s permission, … Continue reading

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Mastery of materials and design: Yves Mervin-Leroy

M. C. Escher made an appearance at the Fashion Design Graduating Student Exhibition, courtesy of graduating senior Yves Mervin-Leroy. Leather pieces from Yves’ collection showed the interlocking design patterns strongly evocative of Escher’s work. But it was his mastery of … Continue reading

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Sneakerhead Obsessions, Illustrated by Shaniya Carrington

Shaniya Carrington’s “Sneakerhead” collection began with a conversation with a friend about buying and collecting sneakers. Such talk, says Carrington, can be the “telltale sign” of a sneakerhead. “The wacky thought of a person with a sneaker as a head … Continue reading

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FIT Experience Guides Dahlia Ferrera

When Dahlia Ferrera, ’20, talks about her experiences as a Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design student, it’s never fully in the past tense. Delve deeper and you learn why. So much of what she learned, she draws on in her … Continue reading

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Williams Perez captures four seasons of a “crazy” year

“They’re like photos of the crazy year of 2020 — spring, summer, fall, winter,” says Williams Perez about his four-panel illustration with scenes from his desk that depict each season.  For Perez, a recent Illustration grad, getting a running start to his … Continue reading

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