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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!

Illustrated Sound contest with Geneva Sound System

You Jung Min - Wave of Music

You Jung Min - Wave of Music

Noel Claro‘s Beyond the Page class has collaborated with Geneva Sound System to create unique GelaSkins for their product.  There will be a contest to vote on which one should be put in production.  You Jung Min’s contribution is above and a gallery of all the finalists is below.  Also, here’s the official information about the contest, exhibition, and opening reception:

ICFF – Illustrated Sound
Reception: Saturday, May 16, 7-9pm
Installation up: May 16-19

Design Within Reach pairs sound with color as Parsons illustration students move “beyond the page” to illustrate a one-of-a-kind vinyl skin created for the Geneva Sound System, a modern “hi-fi” with a CD player, FM radio and iPod dock all encased in a piano-lacquered wooden box. Experience the intersection of music, illustration and design, and enter to win the medium Geneva with its unique Gelaskin.

RSVP for the reception to tflsoho@dwr.com.

Also, you are invited to vote for your one favorite design and get a chance to win a GenevaSound Medium for yourself.  Go here and vote by 11:59 p.m. on May 19th!

Congrats to all the participants and good luck with the contest!

DWR Tools for Living Window Painting tomorrow!


Illustration students from Noel Claro‘s Beyond the Page class are taking part in an exciting project tomorrow at the SoHo Design Within Reach store.  Here’s the official press release from DWR:

Design Within Reach is once again collaborating with Parsons The New School for Design and its acclaimed Illustration Program. In celebration of the upcoming International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Parsons students will paint iconic tools on the windows of the DWR: Tools for Living store. They’ll draw on the visual vocabulary of the existing store identity but apply it with a twist, using bright window decal paints and hand-drawn letterforms. The result will be a bold reinterpretation of the store’s inventory.

The collaboration is part of Parsons’ Beyond the Page illustration course, which explores the application of illustration to contexts other than the printed page. Through in-class exercises inspired by a range of references and visits with artists in the field, students are exposed to a well-curated sampling of the increasingly diverse world of illustration. The class also designs objects and products featuring the students’ illustration work, providing them with real-world creative experience.

The students will paint the windows live during the event on May 7 and the display will be up through May 19th.  . Join us to witness their work and place your vote for which student’s illustration will be selected to become a custom “skin” for a medium Geneva Sound System unit [editor’s note: more info on this tomorrow!], to be revealed during ICFF.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009
:  7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: DWR: Tools for Living
Street: 142 Wooster Street
City/Town: New York, NY

Make sure to stop by and check it out.  Also, come back here tomorrow for more information about the Geneva Sound System project!