Category Archives: Randomly Intriguing

Kachi Kachi Yama: Animation Inspiration!


Associate Professor Nora Krug passed along the intriguing video work above as a way to inspire curiosity and creativity as the start of classes looms ever closer.  Summertime is passing by and its time to refresh your imagination!  This work from 1965 by Japanese graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker and painter Tadanori Yokoo is just the ticket to get those illustration juices flowing.

Chelsea Nordstrom’s work featured on NOTCOT

Work by Chelsea Nordstrom, former student in Noel Claro‘s “Beyond the Page” class was recently featured on NOTCOT and got over 2,000 hits in less than 24 hours!  Her “light dependant, lazer cut perpetual calendar” can be seen above and you check out more of Chelsea’s work at her website, which you can find here.

Fantastic work, Chelsea!

Quick Hit: Pencil-tip Sculptures

Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years.

Read more about Dalton’s work and see more fantastic images here.

Looking for a place to stay in Paris

We’re passing along this listing for Coline Irwin, a friend of the Illustration Program.  Seems like an amazing opportunity…

I have a charming, typically parisian, 45 sq meter flat, overlooking
Paris. It has beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Coeur, and
the Paris skies. Top floor (with elevator). One bedroom, one large
living-room with amazing light every second of the day, kitchen,
bathroom. It is located between the Sacré Coeur and Gare du Nord.
Very interesting, lively neighborhood, great apartment.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for more details or photos.

Quick Hit: Speed and Glamour–Early Automobiles and NYC at MCNY tonight!

Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 PM

Speed and Glamour: Early Automobiles and New York City

New York City played an important role in making the automobile an icon of modernism.  Join Phil Patton, automobile design expert and co-curator of the Museum’s exhibition Cars, Culture, and the City, for an in-depth look at how New York influenced the design of early cars and parkways and promoted speed and glamour, from Gatsby’s Rolls Royce to the Ford Mustang.  Presented in conjunction with Cars, Culture, and the City.

Reservations required: 917-492-3395 or

$6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members

$6 when you mention Parsons/New School

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029

Art Book Swap at MoMA on February 6th

Art Book Swap New York

February 6, 2010 from Noon to 5pm

The Museum of Modern Art
Cullman Education and Research Building
4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Free and open to the public/ Bring your art books and swap one-for-one with hundreds of donated art books.

For more information about the Art Book Swap event, please contact

Organized by Regency Arts Press Ltd. and New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art Library.

Quick Hit: Art for Gifts


Nov. 24th – Dec 13th 20009

“Give an original art piece as a gift” to someone you love, so they can feel closer to art and have art as a part of their life… That is the concept of “Art for Gifts”. With the winter holiday season coming close, Ouchi Gallery will turn into an art store for 3 weeks to exhibit and sell various artists’ works as gifts. We encourage craft artists, jewelry artists, illustrators, and postcards, t-shirts, prints designers in New York area to submit small to middle size works that will be great for gifts.  The joy you feel when your art becomes somebody’s gift. That would be the best gift for yourself too.

DEADLINE: November 15th.

Application Eligibility: Local artists and craft artists who can carry in their art to the gallery.

To Apply: Please email up to 3 pictures of your artwork to be judged including the following information of your submitting works; title, year, size, medium     to:


[Thanks for Illustration Alum Shu Okada for passing along this opportunity!]