The Poketo Wallet Jam is this Sunday, September 28th! The Illustration department is hosting the event in rooms 802 and 803 at 2 West 13th Street.
Poketo is partnering with Parsons for this special competition. It’ll culminate during Illustration week in NYC. Students are invited to attend the Jam to create artwork for submission to Poketo. There’ll be a judging happening on Monday, September 29th and the top five pieces will be produced as a limited edition line of wallets.
Attendance at the Jam is mandatory for competition participation. It starts at 11 and ends at 5. The rooms will be stocked with supplies, cookies, pizza and music so don’t miss it! We’ll send out more emails this week to remind y’all about it. In the meantime, email Noël if you have any questions!
Fantastic news–there’s a new blog for Parsons Illustration students. Spearheaded by an active group of seniors, this new blog will function as a forum for all Illustration students to interact with each other, as well as a way to strengthen communication between students and the departmental administration.
So…bookmark it! Get involved!
Also note: the above picture is taken right outside the main door of the Illustration office (Room 806, 2 W. 13th). That’s right–a “suggestion bot” has been created and is open for business. It will be available during office hours. (We’d leave it out all the time but it’s so cool, it would probably get stolen instantly.)
Illustration Students and Faculty Members,
You might notice how fantastic our display cases are looking these days. That’s thanks in part to Illustration Faculty member Noel Claro, who has taken on the huge task of scheduling exhibitions and shows in the 8th floor lobby. On display now is:
–an entire case devoted to Frankensteinia, in conjunction with the Illustration Department Summer Reading Project. Illustration Faculty and Alum Les Kanturek curated this case with fabulous paraphenalia and publications from his own collection. Check out his Concepts blog for entries about other Frankenstein-related information.
–a case devoted to work by our two newest faculty members: James Gallagher and Isabelle Dervaux. James will be teaching Digital Presentation and Isabelle will be teaching Senior Thesis.
–two cases devoted to international publications picked up by our full-time faculty members Nora Krug and Ben Katchor, as well as some collected by Steven Guarnaccia, our chair.
–a case full of fascinating current works by current students Zach Zezima and Ana Mouyis.
So of course, you’re wondering: I’m an Illustration faculty member/student! How do I get my work in those cases? Look no further. Instructions for the whole process are after the jump!