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Parsons Illustration students design products for Barnes and Noble!

Parsons Illustration students submitted sketchbooks and finished works to Barnes & Nobles creative executives. Once they narrowed down the selection, we worked directly with the Barnes & Noble art director to develop 18 pieces of artwork. The process was very collaborative and we received feedback on each round of revisions. Ultimately, they selected 3 pieces of art to feature on their products. Two of them were done by Camden Dunning (the coffee journal and the laundry bag) and one was done by Katie Turner (the cute boys journal). Each product has a tag on the back with artist’s credit and a description of the Illustration program at Parsons. They’ll be on display with all the back-to-school products beginning this week nationwide at Barnes & Noble stores.  See more images of the products (some taken by Noel Claro and some by Barnes and Noble) in the slideshow below.  Kudos to Katie and Camden!!


Follow-up: Camden Dunning wins the Geneva Sound System design contest

dunning tape
Awhile back we got the official results of the Illustrated Sound contest that Illustration students from Noel Claro’s Beyond the Page class took part in earlier this year:

There were 1395 voters. The most popular design as decided by the voters is:

Tape, by Camden Dunning

The illustration students should be proud of their work – there were many positive comments left and lots of compliments. One of our favorite comments came from an executive at Bowers&Wilkins, a legendary audio manufacturer, who manages a product, the Zeppelin, that is a direct competitor of the GenevaSound Medium:

“You don’t need to enter me in the contest. I already have a Medium and we are competitors. They are all great and I thought the artist would appreciate a vote of confidence.”

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this happen.

As a reminder, here’s the official description of the project:

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.

Congratulations to Camden and to all the students who participated. Also, a big thanks to Gordon and Geneva for involving our students and sponsoring the contest!

Breaking News: **9** Illustration students chosen by American Illustration (updated again!)


A HUGE congratulations to the following students who were all selected for inclusion in the American Illustration tribute website:

Katie Turner
Julia Hermannsdottir
Gabriella Cetrulo (Garson)
Hannah Lee
Dawoon Jung
Christine Young
Camden Dunning
Roxie Vizcarra
Ana Mouyis (see above)

This is a big honor and an amazing showing for our department.  Thank you to all the students for their fantastic work and congratulations on this prestigious achievement!  Here is a gallery of all the accepted images.  We are so proud of you all.