“My Week in Bologna” was created by Katie Turner, BFA Illustration ’10, for the Parsons Illustration blog, “Words & Pictures,” http://parsonsillustrationprogram.com/, as a report from her trip as Parsons Illustration emissary to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in the spring of 2010. The zine will be distributed to prospective students through the admissions department of the university. Pretty good publicity for Illustration and for Katie’s beautiful work.
Congratulations to Katie on her accomplishments! We feel proud to call her an Illustration Alumna.
Editor’s Note: Here’s a selection of photos from the Hi-Q Project and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair taken by friend of the department, Julie Sodre. Thanks, Julie!
Parsons Illustration Alum Dan Yaccarino (’87) got an official Mention in the Fiction category for his book, EVERY FRIDAY, at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this past March.
Here’s what the jury members had to say about his work:
With consummate awareness, Dan Yaccarino goes back over a key moment in the history of illustration, echoing with great skill the unforgotten magic of the years between the two world wars when posters, home furnishings, design objects and styles of fashion all came together to create a certain elegance of living. Yaccarino re-defines the light. The compact forms he draws and paints forego the weight of contours. His colour palette never includes the banal. Limpid perspectives are so clearly defined as to seem an accomplished exercise in style intent on inhabiting each scene with a serene, enlivening spirit. Yet as he returns, re-reads and re-thinks, Yaccarino shows a talent all his own that shows through in his own unmistakable style. The result is a magical encounter with a great artist and an unforgettable moment in the history of illustration.
And if you’re in the NYC-area, you can catch Dan signing copies of his new book at Books of Wonder
soon. Here are the official details on that event:
Join Books of Wonder on Saturday, April 25th, from 12 to 2pm
as we welcome an exciting new crop of books for spring by seven of today’s most talented authors and artists. On hand will be author KATE FEIFFER
who will present her three new books: The Problem with the Puddles
, her first chapter book for young readers; Which Puppy?
a picture book illustrated by her father, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, author, and artist, JULES FEIFFER
, and My Mom Is Trying To Ruin My Life
, a picture book illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist DIANE GOODE
Also joining us will be author MICHEAL J. ROSEN who will introduce his new book of poems, The Cuckoo’s Haiku: And Other Birding Poems; husband-and-wife team WENDELL and FLORENCE MINOR to present their latest collaboration, the delightful If You Were A Penguin; and best-selling author and artist DAN YACCARINO who will share with us his fascinating picture book biography, The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau. Each of these talented authors and artists will present their books beginning at noon, answer questions from the audience, and then sign all of their many wonderful books.
Stop by and catch Dan in action!
Congratulations to the winners in the Bologna Haiku contest!
First Place: Christine Young
Second Place: Ana Mouyis
Third Place: Katie Turner
Along with the winners above, several other students’ haikus will be featured in the traveling exhibition, Hi-Q, along with student works from Accademica di Belle Arti di Bologna, ENSAD-Paris, HAW-Hamburg, and Kyoto City University of Arts:
Naomi L. Koffman
Hannah K. Lee
Finally, a big thank you to all the students who submitted–everyone did amazing work!