Category Archives: design
Illustration’s 2013 Senior Thesis Book!
After months of hard work all the student’s pieces have been culminated into this interactive and print form book. Down below is the link to download your own copy of the book. Simply ‘right click’ the navigate to ‘save link as’ and presto! You’ve got your own interactive copy of the Illustration Annual.
Enjoy! And happy summer everyone!
Alumni Phillip Nessen nominated for a Webby Award
Phillip Nessen’s company, Help Remedies, has been nominated for a Webby Award this year!
You might’ve spotted their cool, minimalistic packaging in major convenience/pharmaceutical stores around the country. Phillip designed and built the website himself, so check out the site and vote for “Help Remedies”.
And if that’s not enough motivation, David Bowie was a judge this year. So there’s that…
Now get to it!
Click here to help Help Remedies win a Webby Award!
Check out more of Phillip’s illustration work here.
Ilustrarte Children’s Book Competition
ILUSTRARTE is a Portuguese competition for children’s book illustrators worldwide. The competition takes place once every two years and awards a grand prize of 5,000 Euros to the winner of the competition. Illustrators from all over the world are invited to take part and send three original illustrations, published or unpublished.
For more information, click here.
Visual Music event today!
Francis Jetter’s “Cry Uncle” on display in the Illustration Program
by Frances Jetter
8th Floor Gallery
2 West 13th Street L Building
Through April 30, 2011
We are pleased to extend an invitation to visit Parsons Illustration to view CRY UNCLE, by Francis Jetter.
If you are not familiar with the work of Frances Jetter you will find this art engaging in many ways.
The work is a 23 page accordion fold book that Frances wrote, designed and illustrated. The 18″ x 24″ images are impeccably printed from linoleum cuts, on translucent, handmade, Japanese paper. The content is truly compelling; a graphic account describing and addressing the horror of torture through a political lens. By all accounts, and certainly in my humble opinion, it is an aesthetically stunning and impassioned piece. It challenges us on an intellectual and visceral level and shares the beautiful tactile mastery of her medium.
Given the recent interest and proliferation of exhibitions throughout the New School University and the city offering variations on sequential narrative straddling both the fine art and the communications fields, this work has the exceptional qualities that enable it to rest comfortably in both realms.
Editions of this book (limited to 15) have been acquired by various notable institutions, among them, The New York Public Library.
Frances Jetter is an alumna from Parsons and has maintained a highly distinguished profile in the communications field for three decades.
Please find an opportunity to visit the 8th floor of 2 West 13th L building to the Illustration Department gallery, to see this exceptional piece of art.
The exhibition will be up through the end of April.
I encourage you to visit her website as well. www.Francesjetter.com.
–Wendy Popp, Parsons Illustration Adjunct Faculty Member
Leah Goren designs valentines for Daily Candy
Parsons Illustration student Lean Goren has created some
super sweet downloadable valentines to give to someone special.
Head over to Daily Candy to grab them!
Ray Hooper Design works with the New York Botanical Gardens Archives
Parsons Illustration faculty member Ray Hooper and his company, Ray Hooper Design, is now licensed to access and use images from The New York Botanical Gardens Archives.
Good luck with this wonderful opportunity, Ray!
Quick Hit: Pillows designed by Illustration Alum Lindsey Balbierz
Parsons Illustration Alum Lindsey Balbierz recently contacted us with the following news:
I’m really excited to share with you what I have been working on the past few months: my new illustrated traffic scene pillow designs.
My pillow covers are available for purchase here: http://envelop.eu/shop/designers/p/detail/lindseybalbierz
Congrats, Lindsey. Fantastic, fun work!
Plush Toys by Illustration students at gallery hanahou!
Luv-able + Hug-able, the popular holiday plush show, returns to gallery hanahou on December 9!
Clockwise from top left: 『trunk』chiyo, Cotton Monster, The Doll Farm, Robyn Fabsits, Angela Davidson, Sayaka Imai, Eloole, Hine Mizushima
Luv-able + Hug-able (+ Wearable!)
December 9, 2010 – January 14, 2011
Opening party: Thursday, December 9, 6-9 pm (RSVP email@example.com)
Get ready for some serious hugging! The 4th annual “Luv-able + Hug-able” plush show kicks off at gallery hanahou on December 9th with more plushes than ever!
More than 50 artists will be stuffing gallery hanahou with their original handmade plushes, and this year’s show will have a special theme of “Luv-able + Hug-able + Wearable!” Many of the cute and kooky plush creatures will double as fashion accessories, making perfect gifts for your holiday list.
Join us on December 9th 6-9 pm for the opening party, where plushes can be taken home on the spot for immediate hugging!
Everyone is getting plush mania! Many favorite plush artists from previous years have returned with new creations, and oodles of new artists are getting involved, including selections from the crafty people at Etsy and Plush You, new plush artists from Japan, and even Caty Bartholomew’s toy design class from the Illustration Program at Parsons.
Kup Kup Land
Made by Moxie
Melissa Sue Stanley
Robin & Mould
The Doll Farm
From Plush You
Penguin and Fish
2010 Partners in plush
gallery hanahou approached the great team at Etsy to introduce a list of their favorite plush seller picks. We are happy to introduce 11 all-new “Etsy Picks” to this year’s show! Thank you Etsy!
As has been the case for past shows, gallery hanahou and Kristen Rask of Plush You!, the popular Seattle plush show, have exchanged artist introductions for their respective shows. This year Kristen kindly introduced to us 5 new plush artists, who also appeared in this year’s Plush You show!
At the invitation of gallery hanahou, students in Caty Bartholomew’s Toy Concept Development and Design class at Parsons The New School for Design participated in a competition this semester to create a piece fitting this year’s LH exhibition theme: Luv-able, Hug-able + Wearable. The winning piece, selected by the hanahou team judges, is included in this year’s LH show.
611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC
7th Floor of the Cable Building, NW corner of Broadway + Houston
*SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS*
Mon-Fri 12-6 pm / Sat 1-6 pm
[Closed 12/24/10 – 1/2/11]