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Illustration Alumni Feature: “Hyperakt” on Mashable

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Read this great Mashable article on 2000/01 Parsons BFA illustration grads! Peraza was an asylum seeker from Cuba, arriving in Miami as a child in 1984. Zeltser was a religious refugee from…

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2016 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Show


Four Parsons illustration students were awarded by the jury financial scholarships for their work in the 2016 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship show. The judges had to select the recipients of…

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AIGA @ Parsons Lecture Series: In The House with Tumblr & Pinterest


Perspectives from San Francisco and New York on design in tech John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003 There are a limited number…

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Making Center Workshops

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    An ongoing goal at Parsons is to support learning beyond the classroom. The making facilities across the University serve as spaces for experiential and cross-disciplinary learning through hands-on practice,…

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2016 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Show

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It is with great pleasure to announce the 8 Parsons Illustration students that were selected for the 2016 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Show. Only 250 works were chosen from over…

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Carousel at Dixon Place, Wed. March 9

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Dixon Place presents CAROUSEL Comics Performances and Picture Shows Hosted by R. Sikoryak Live drawings, gag cartoons, and graphic novels as created, performed, and read by: Sam Gross Ellen Lindner Doug Skinner with Anne…

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Graphic Novel Contest: Bubble Factory

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We are pleased to announce “La Fabrique à Bulles” or the “Bubble Factory” contest, celebrating graphic novels and comics. The contest’s name emphasizes the power of the mind and creativity of…

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Illustration Faculty Lauren Redniss on Shortlist for PEN Literary Award

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Redniss is shortlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Science Literary Writing Award for her book Thunder and Lighting. The winner to be announced at the New School on April 11. More info can be…

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New York Comics and Picture-story Symposium: Feb. 9, Archie Rand

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Feb. 9, 2016 – Archie Rand on The 613 7-9 PM Room M 101 (Bark room), 66 Fifth Ave., lobby level Rand discusses his five-year long project, The 613 — the…

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New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium Spring 2016 Schedule


A weekly symposium for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work.  The symposium will examine new ideas for the distribution…

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Collage Soft Circuits Workshop

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Collage & Soft Circuits Workshop Wednesday, January 27th, 7-9pm 6 East 16th Street, 12th Floor   This workshop offers new pathways for visual artists to engage with the creative application of novel materials and technology….

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AIGA@Parsons Lecture Series Presents: An Evening with Google Creative Lab

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  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 The Auditorium The New School 66 West 12th Street 6:30-7:00PM Doors open & check-in 7:00-8:30PM Presentation 8:30-9:00PM Reception ***This event has now reached capacity and is sold…

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Comic and Cartoon Art Annual: Call for Entries


The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce the third annual Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. Open to artists worldwide, entries are considered by a jury of professionals, including renowned cartoonists, illustrators,…

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Parsons Illustration Faculty R. Sikoryak’s Illustrated “iTunes Terms and Conditions”

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Parsons Illustration Faculty R. Sikoryak has adapted the complete text of the “iTunes Terms and Conditions” into a 94 page graphic novel, incorporating a different comics style for every page.  It’s…

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More great press for Parsons Illustration Faculty, Lauren Redniss

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Lauren Redniss is featured in Elle Magazine for her new book, Thunder & Lightning. “My anxiety is about time…that time is slipping away too quickly,” says Lauren Redniss, who is, in…

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Duncan Tonitiuh featured in The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2015

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Duncan Tonitiuh (Duncan Smith), an alum of the Illustration program, was featured in The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2015. “Every year since 1952, the Book Review has…

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Parsons Illustration Faculty Lauren Redniss in the NY Times!

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Lauren Redniss, faculty in the Illustration Department at Parsons, was recently featured on the front page of the Arts Section of the New York Times (not to mention the front page…

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Paid Illustration Project for The New School Libraries and Archives

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The New School Libraries and Archives seeks one student to create 11 illustrated portraits to be used for our online research guide profiles:   The work entails corresponding with, meeting…

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Behind the Contest: The #WanderingMind Notebook Event Weds. 9/30 7PM

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Join us this Wednesday for a live event at the NYU Moleskine store to celebrate the Parsons-Moleskine Collaboration in an informal talk. Hear from the participants about the process behind the creations for #WanderingMind….

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Sept. 29th! The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium


Kathryn A. Smith on Crafting the Old Testament in the Queen Mary Psalter:  Image, Text, and Contexts in Early Fourteenth-Century England.   [above] Scenes from the lives of Saul and David, Queen Mary…

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