Tag Archives: activism

Illustration Kids at Parsons

Fantastic news–there’s a new blog for Parsons Illustration students.  Spearheaded by an active group of seniors, this new blog will function as a forum for all Illustration students to interact with each other, as well as a way to strengthen communication between students and the departmental administration.

So…bookmark it!  Get involved!

Also note: the above picture is taken right outside the main door of the Illustration office (Room 806, 2 W. 13th).  That’s right–a “suggestion bot” has been created and is open for business.  It will be available during office hours.  (We’d leave it out all the time but it’s so cool, it would probably get stolen instantly.)

Tara McPherson on judging panel for Art of Politics 2008

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Adjunct faculty member Tara McPherson will be judging artwork for the 2008 Art of Politics poster contest.  Winning posters will tour around the US!  Here’s a snippet from the organizers about the contest:

With buzz generating for the past several weeks, the national on-line political poster contest Art of Politics 2008 officially opened for submissions this week. “So far, the response has been incredibly promising- the idea really seems to resonate with people. We’re anxious to see what people submit and what issues are most commonly depicted.” Truly a grassroots effort, contest organizers Leslie Mestman and Summer Lewis have been developing an on-line network ranging from friends and colleagues to political groups and art schools in order to get the word out about the contest.

Art of Politics 2008 will be soliciting original graphic art political poster submissions through April 30, 2008. “We’re really hoping that people will express which issues they want heard this election season instead of just letting the candidates define it for them.” At the beginning of May, the contest will open up for People’s Choice on-line voting to select the thirty finalists. After the thirty are selected, the panel of judges will vote on the top three winners. In keeping with the spirit of the contest, the top three selected artists will each be given money to donate to the political, charitable, activist or political group of their choice.

Visit the official website or Art for Politics’s MySpace page for more information.  This is a great chance to create activist art and get involved!

Art of Politics 2008 Political Poster Contest

Theme: Political issues of local, national or global significance.  All artwork must be original. You must have permission to use any copyrighted images displayed in your artwork.  You can submit multiple pieces of art but only one prize per person will be awarded.

Submissions accepted: Jan 15, 2008 – April 30, 2008

Upcoming Designism Event at Art Directors Club

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Designism 2.0::An Event in 3 Parts
Thursday, December 13, 2007
4:45-9:30 PM @ADC Gallery

Immerse yourself in design activism during a half-day event at the ADC with presentations from Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Elizabeth Resnick, Tony Hendra, and more.

4:45-6 PM Designism 2.0::SEE
Speakers include:
Kay Sloan, President, Massachusetts College of Art + Design
Elizabeth Resnick, Co–Curator of Selections from The Graphic Imperative and Associate Professor, Communication Design for the Massachusetts College of Art + Design
Ji Lee, droga5, The Bubble Project

6-6:30 PM Break

6:30-7:50 PM Designism 2.0::TALK
Masters of Designism and Panel Discussion
Tony Hendra, Manifesto
Steven Heller (Moderator)
Milton Glaser
Janet Kestin, Ogilvy & Mather
Ellen Sitkin, ideo, Project M
Andrew Sloat, Designer
Michael Wolff, Journalist

Idealist.org Presentation
Ami Dar is the founder and executive director of Action Without Borders, the organization that runs Idealist.org.

8 PM: Designism 2.0::ACT
Cocktail reception – how to put intention into action with Idealist.org and others.

ADC Members: $24.50, Non-members: $35.00, Students & Non Profit Organization Members: $20.00
Space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please RSVP by calling 212-643-1440 x10.

See the ADC calendar of events here.