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Plethora of Pinocchio-related items!

Via Les Kanturek, here’s a cornucopia of Pinocchio-related goodies to keep all of our summer readers inspired as they read.


From “Pinocchio–1001 Uses,”we have a set of cards available to teachers to be used as a measuring exercise for elementary school.


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From the Cooper-Hewitt art/design collection, we have a delightful pop-up version of the Pinocchio book.



From Pinocchio/The Dark Side,” we have a giant (Pinocchio-inspired?) skeleton at The Palazzo Reale in Milan by artist Gino De Dominicus  titled  “Calamita Cosmica.”

Keep up with Les’s research as the summer progresses–check out his Sophomore concepts blog!

Thanks, Les and keep reading everyone!

Call for Submissions: Pinocchio Thursdays!


Our goal is to create and post an image of Pinocchio each week on the departmental blog. If you are an Illustration student–we need your contributions!!! Your Pinocchio can be a photo, an assemblage, a drawing, a doodle…any visual representation of Pinoke that was created, altered conceived by you.

Specs: 72 dpi jpeg, file appropriately named with the image is (not an incomprehensible string of numbers/letters)

Include: Your name, what year you are, and if you have a website/sketchblog/etc that we can link to

Due: by Weds of every week starting next week!

Send to: illustration@newschool.edu

Hope to get your submission soon!

Pinocchio available for pick-up!

pinocchio (nyrb ed)

If you are going to be a student in the Illustration Department next year, your very own copy of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi!

We are using a new translation (put out by the New York Review of Books) by Geoffrey Beck which features a foreword by Umberto Eco.  In addition to an earlier post about more classical illustrations of the book by Mussino, we’ll be featuring some more information about the book, the story, and the art of Pinocchio here on the blog, so keep your eyes open for that!

Come by today and get your copy!

Summer Reading Preview: Mussino’s illustrations


Summer reading enthusiast and Illustration Alum/Adjunct Faculty Les Kanturek found an interesting blog post about Attilio Mussino’s illustrations for this year’s summer reading book: Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.  Here is is favorite snippet:

Ironically, the story of a wooden puppet who would go on to lead an independent life beyond his creator became reality as Collodi didn’t live to see the success of his allegorical writing.

Check out the full entry here.  You can also access a full collection of pages (like the one above) from a Mussino-illustrated version of Pinocchio at this site–it’s a good source of inspiration and illumination.  We should be receiving the books soon and we’ll let you know all know when you can come pick them up.  Watch your email, please!

Les will be working on a blockbuster display of Pinocchio-related illustration and ephemera so watch out for that too.