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ART & DESIGN

The Untold Story of Boston’s Iconic Citgo Sign

Rachel Ellner for the The Boston Globe

It became a near-instant—and unlikely—icon after it was switched on in December 1965, the enormous oil company logo glowing high above Kenmore Square. The Citgo sign, said to be the largest illuminated sign in New England ...

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Through the (Digital) Looking Glass
Rachel Ellner for HUE Magazine
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Julian Acevedo’s Smoke, Ashes, and Persuasion
Rachel Ellner for Fashion Insitute of Technology Blog
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“ESC: Digital Artworks” are interactive pleasures for art goers

Rachel Ellner for Fashion Insitute of Technology Blog

While you’re watching C.J. Yeh’s art at the Museum at FIT, the art is watching you. In fact, it’s not only ...

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Kristin Gates captures the cold truth about Polar Bears

Rachel Ellner for Fashion Insitute of Technology Blog

For over a month in late winter on the Coney Island Boardwalk, Kristin Gates met with her Projectsin ...

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Boots on the Ground for Peace

Rachel Ellner for Fashion Insitute of Technology Blog

The assignment was to create an illustration that promotes peace. “What is the iconography of war and peace? Prof. Anthony Freda asked his students ...

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Buddy in space joined by other Inktober characters

Rachel Ellner for Fashion Insitute of Technology Blog

“It was Inktober. I was missing my dog. I had a new sketchbook and I was designing characters. It occurred to me that Buddy is ...

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Ellenbogen films what the eye can’t see

Rachel Ellner for Fashion Insitute of Technology Blog

There was a lot of talk about “swimming with the fishes” in Boston this summer as the trial of famed mobster “Whitey” Bulger got underway. But underwater ...

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2D to 3D — It’s more than adding a dimension

Rachel Ellner for Fashion Insitute of Technology Blog

At one time they were sculpted with chisel on marble. In Prof. Sue Willis’ 3D Design Fine Arts class, the recreation of ancient Greek reliefs are made with foam core, masking ...