The Illustration Department is proud to announce the publication of the Spring 2008 Parsons Alumni magazine, R:ED. This issue is devoted to covering topics in Illustration, whether it’s the life of newly appointed director of the Society of Illustrators Anelle Miller (Illustration ’74) or the work of up and coming current student Christine Young. Articles included cover things like the Illustration Department’s collaboration with Design Within Reach and recent symposium about “Illustration in the Age of Anxiety.” There are also illustrations by Illustration faculty members George Bates, Nora Krug, and Ben Katchor.
Here’s a link to the entire issue in PDF format–RE:D Spring 2008 issue! Congratulations to all our featured students, faculty, and alumni. If you graduated from the department, make sure you keep us (as well as the Parsons Alumni Department) up to date on your accomplishments and professional progress.
Over 170 people–alumni, as well as current faculty and students–have RSVP’d for the Parsons’ Illustration Alumni Event tonight at the Society of Illustrators. Not only will this be a wonderful gathering of artists, friends, and colleagues, but also an opportunity to view the 50th Annual Exhibition, organized by Peter DeSeve (Illustration, ’80) and featuring a host of works including gold medal winning pieces by Illustration Faculty Nora Krug and Jillian Tamaki.
It’s also an excellent way to remind people of how valuable the Society of Illustrators is as a resource and artistic institution. Illustrator Ronnie del Carmen recently blogged, “I walk into the the building on 128 East 63rd street and up to the second floor where I encountered the pantheon to classic illustration in America. I had to hold my jaw up.” And that’s the truth. Read the rest of Ronnie’s entry here and make sure that even if you can’t attend the event tonight, take the time to visit the Society sometime soon.
[lettering and illustration done by Julian Hector (Illustration ’07 ) ]