Illustration Sophomores Shivani Mithbaoker, Wendy Koo, Brett Silvers, Kirsten Do, Ava Chen, George Monje, Emily Becker in Wendy Popp’s class will have their work featured in the Central Park Wreath Interpretations Exhibition 2016.
Popp’s criteria was that they do an interpretation as an assignment as well as a proposal on which they were to be judged. She had them submit the proposal independently and at their own option. The wreaths may be sold, (should the artist want to sell), to benefit the Central Park Conservancy.
Popp says, “There was a level of difficulty built into this because I expected them to work in something that pushed their comfort levels and to explore new material – while expressing an opinion. There were many significant lessons learned.”
The gallery is on 5th Avenue at the Arsenal Building in front of the Central Park Zoo. Check it out!
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 a new reading experience: the pictorial legal agreement!
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 no particular order: a reporter, a painter, a social historian, a biographer, and a feminist who creates stories and tableaux that are published as books, which are at once sexual and prim, grotesque and romantic, scientific and soft. “I always felt like I needed to hold on to things because they might slip away, and that impulse was stronger than any other fear,” she says. “So I made sure I was always drawing and writing and recording things, and it became natural to put them together in some way.”
Will Draw For Goodwill be holding it’s 4th Annual draw-a-thon in Brooklyn NY on Saturday November 14th, 2015.
We’re looking for a few talented (local) artists to join us, donating their artistic skills in exchange for donations to Everytown for Gun Safety. Supporters donate, make a drawing request, and then we draw it ALL DAY L O O O O O O N G! If you are interested in participating send a link to your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
More info here: www.willdrawforgood.com
Please join Parsons Illustration for an exclusive screening of “Eleanor Ambos Interiors” followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and Eleanor herself!
As a celebrated interior designer loses her eyesight to macular degeneration, she begins to see her life’s work in a new light. This eccentric renegade topples ageist stereotypes as she grapples with the limitations of her aging body. Watch the trailer here!
WHEN: Friday, October 16th at 7:00PM
WHERE: University Center at 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL105
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.
The first 5 to come in with RSVP receive a free #WanderingMind Limited Edition Notebook by artist & Parsons alumni Noe Paparella.
All atendees will receive a 20% discount* during the event. RSVP here.
Moleskine Store – NYU New York 75 University Place New York, NY 10003
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Noe Paparella’s winning designs
“The hardest decision to make when it comes to this kind of project is whether you should pursue your own style or if you should match the style of the brand,” said Noe Paparella, winner of the Parsons School of Design/Moleskine project, a competition that challenged 51 seniors from Parsons’ BFA in Illustration program to design a cover for a Moleskine cahier journal and bellyband using the prompt #WanderingMind. “In my case, it wasn’t so complicated because my aesthetic is aligned with Moleskine’s aesthetic.”
Paparella’s design has been produced and will start being sold Aug. 14 exclusively in Moleskine’s store at 75 University Place, just a few blocks from The New School’s University Center (New School students receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases at the store).
Students responded to the prompt #WanderingMind in myriad different ways, designing illustrations that range from the whimsical to the literal, the organic to the geometric, and the minimalistic to the ornate. However, there is a common thread running through each of the designs: a passion for exploration.
Steven Guarnica, Associate Professor of Illustration, said the project provides students with the opportunity to design a product for a company that is “intrinsic to their lives.”
“Besides being a cultural artifact with a high profile in the creative industry, the Moleskine notebook is something students actually use—something that they are deeply invested in,” he said. “Even though students fully embrace the digital age, the sketch book and the pen is still the starting point for everything that we do.”
Read the full story about the project here on The New School News, but come Wednesday to ask questions and get yourself a Moleskin!
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