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Voting Reminders: Make Your Voice Heard

Good design can help deliver an important message: Vote! It all helps counter efforts of voter suppression, claims of fraud, and attempts at voter intimidation. The work from Professor Tevonian’s Foundation of Graphic Design class is an example of how … Continue reading

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Seeing Stars with Emmanuel Agwam

“The stars and big smiles around Black figures in my portraits tell the viewer that this is a person who deserves to be present and that the person deserves to ‘shine.’” – Emmanuel Agwam, Illustration (‘22). The smiles, stars and … Continue reading

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Ielyzaveta Ignatyeva Aims to Improve Lives and Offer Dignity through Design

A common misconception about interior design, says Ielyzaveta Ignatyeva, is that it is a decorative pursuit geared toward the affluent. The sixth-semester Interior Design student has just been selected as the East Region finalist for the 2019-20 Interior Design Educators … Continue reading

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FIT Faculty Remember Stan Lee

Tributes for comic book writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee flooded social media following news of his passing earlier this month. Lee was responsible, according to the The Economist, for turning “a low-rent pulp art form into a pop-culture powerhouse.” … Continue reading

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Hendel Futerfas Reminds Us Of The Garment Industry During Labor Day Week

A recent work by Hendel Futerfas (’12) highlights one of the themes of Labor Day, which had much to do with the development of garment manufacturing. “It evokes feelings of nostalgia for an older and simpler time,” says the Fine Arts … Continue reading

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Illustrator Angela Rizza: Old-school storybook, folk, geometric, carefree, ink and calm

Angela Rizza has long been obsessed by detail, “starting with ballpoint pen drawings in high school where I’d render each illustration with pens using them like graphite, to FIT where I’d zoom in at 200 percent on the computer and … Continue reading

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David Yurman is a Jewel for FIT

Twenty-eight graduating seniors in Jewelry Design. Twenty-three boxes of gems. One generous and creative donor.  One department that knows how to make its students shine. What’s more is the department expects to have enough gems to go around for years … Continue reading

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Erica Ventura goes upscale in design competition

Not many clients these days “live above the store,” so to speak.  It takes a sharply inquisitive imagination and some fancy skills to know how to deck out a full-floor apartment at the Met Life Tower, complete with a spacious … Continue reading

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Prince Powderpouffe gains his epaulettes in the classroom

So you ask “Who is Prince Powderpouffe and who is his seamstress?” The Prince, whose signature look includes high hair, costume couture and generous applications of mascara, comes from the imagination and sewing skills of Eric Strauss. “I enjoy the … Continue reading

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