Month February 2010

March 4th: Collaborative Futures Book Launch & Talk at Eyebeam

Upgrade! NY presents: Collaborative Futures Book Launch & Talk a book about free collaboration written collaboratively in 5 days Date: March 4th 2010, 7:30pm Location: Eyebeam, Art & Technology Center, 540 West 21 Street, Chelsea, NY [map] Over 5 days in mid January 2010 the Transmediale festival locked 6 writers and 1 programmer in a […]

March 3rd: Rethinking Fashion: Brooklyn Industries

Here is an invitation to you all from our friend colleague, Alice Demirjian, the Director of AAS Fashion marketing, School of Fashion here at Parsons The New School for Design. Meet Lexy Funk, artist, entrepreneur, co-founder, and CEO of Brooklyn Industries. Noted for its anti-bureaucratic culture of creativity and independence in the workplace, the company […]

Teaching Color Theory: Kelli Glancey

Teaching Color Theory in the AAS Program is quite a rewarding experience. For six years now, I have sincerely enjoyed working with students from all majors, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Studies and Fashion Marketing, helping them to experience color theory and design concepts as fundamental elements of their work. Throughout the semester, students practice […]

Faculty, Mara Kurtz (GD ’90) has a book published: The Rock Hill Pictures

Mara Kurtz, GD ’90, and AAS graphic design professor professor since 1990, has just published a photography book titled THE ROCK HILL PICTURES. The 138 page book contains documentary photographs by Mara Kurtz showing Rock Hill, South Carolina in the early 1970’s, before a federally funded “beautification program” demolished the town. The book design was […]

Color Theory: Graphic Design

In Fall of 2009, I was given the opportunity to teach Color Theory in the AAS department. I am now a part time faculty member of the School of Art, Media & Technology. Through a broad spectrum of assignments ranging from simple Color-aid studies to more complex paintings and collages, my students gained a thorough […]

Responsible Design

Sustainability. It’s a big issue and for any designer one of the most important issues of our time. We’re in the midst of a design revolution as climate change, new regulation, new technologies, cultural shifts and globalization impact the choices we make. Packaging creates some of the greatest waste on the planet. Yet, the products […]

Achromatic Master Study

Last semester (Fall 09) Fashion Studies Major Catherine Frakes impressed our Color Theory class with her Achromatic Master Study. The assignment was to choose a SIMPLE composition with clearly defined color relationships, then create an achromatic version of the piece using collage and paint respectively on either half of the page. She choose Hokusai’s “Wave” […]

Valentine’s Day Cards

It is not too late to send your Valentine’s Day card. At cocodot you can send your loved ones and sweetie beautiful cards online. Parsons AAS Graphic Design alumna, Jennifer de Klaver (GD ’05) is partner and V.P. at cocodot, an online invitation and greeting site launched in November 09. Featured as one of the […]

Faculty, Jeanne Verdoux in today’s NYT Book Review

Jeanne Verdoux has illustrated Lee Siegel’s essay about narcissism in today’s New York Times Book Review. The Art Director: Nicholas Blechman Link for the essay.

A Game Changer? Not Print; Not a Web Page

Apple’s highly anticipated iPad is being called by many as a “game changer.” And let’s face it, media needs a revolution. As an undergrad jorno major, and a Parson’s GD alum, I can’t wait to see (and be a part of) the future of media. Monocle Weekly has an amazing podcast segment on many of […]