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Tonight the Parsons Typography Club meets at “Booklyn”

Tonight, the new Parsons Typography Club will be going to “Booklyn,” an artists and bookmakers organization located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to look at artists books that focus on typography and then discuss.

They will be meeting at Booklyn tonight (Thursday, February 28) at 7pm

37 Greenpoint Avenue
4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11222

For more info on Booklyn, please visit their website:http://booklyn.org

Before or Since: Works by Melinda Beck & Jordin Isip

Parsons Illustration faculty members Melinda Beck and Jordin Isip‘s joint show “Before or Since” opens Saturday, November 19th at SPUR Gallery in Baltimore, MD. The opening reception is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

on left, Melinda Beck, on right, Jordin Isip

The show is up until December 16th, gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Opening reception Saturday November 19th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
SPUR Gallery, 3504 Ash Street,
Baltimore MD 21211

The Study of Kabakov at Edelman Arts

A new show entitled “The Study of Kabakov” just opened at Edelman Arts Inc. (136 East 74th Street, New York, New York). The exhibition is a collection of the artists’ works on paper, printed reproductions of three albums (the unique medium pioneered by Ilya Kabakov in the 1970s) from the “Ten Characters” series, as well as numerous scholarly books, countless interviews and sketchbooks for many of the installations. “The Study of Kabakov” also marks the premiere of Kabkov’s drawings and works on paper in the United States – they have otherwise not been exhibited anywhere in the country.

An article about the exhibition from the Wall Street Journal:


From The Daily Beast:


Juliette Borda, Rolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review

Parsons Illustration Faculty Juliette Borda is featured in the Society of Illustrators Rolling Stone show, Rolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review which opened September 1st.  The reception is this Friday, September 9th at 6:30 p.m.

The show includes more than 80 original works commissioned over 40 years for Rolling Stone’s Record Review column.  In addition to Juliette, artists include Gary Baseman, Philip Burke, John Collier, Drew Friedman, Tomer Hanuka, Anita Kunz, Tim O’Brien, Stephen Kroninger, Dugald Stermer
and many more.

Soundgarden’s Down on the Upside, by Juliette Borda


Opening Reception Friday September 9th, 6:30 p.m.,
Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY
Refreshments will be served, and cash Bar open until midnight.
Suggested donation $15

Lulu Wolf, Solo Show in Bushwick

Positive Forward, a solo show of collages and drawings by Parsons Illustration Alum Lulu Wolf (Class of ’10), opens this Friday, August 12th at Youth Group Gallery, in Bushwick.

Eclipse, by Lulu Wolf

Opening Reception Friday August 12th, 6-9pm,
Youth Group Gallery, 407 Johnson (at Morgan) – off the Morgan stop on the L. (map)
Brooklyn, NY

Quick Hit: Art at the Fireside Cocktail Cuisine

Fireside Cocktail Cuisine is an elegant restaurant located in the Omni Berkshire Hotel on East 52nd Street. World travelers and locals alike love Fireside for the innovative cocktail cuisine and wonderful ambiance. The design is simultaneously warm and edgy, and enclosed glass cases throughout the restaurant are ideal for incredible artwork. In addition to a large main fireplace, there are 2 hanging boxes (18” x 48”) and 3 window boxes (13” x 36”).

We are open to students’ creativity and vision, and welcome any appropriate interpretations of a “New York” theme. All artists will be credited in the restaurant and their work will be for sale at the end of the exhibition. Students have the rare opportunity to display their work in a well-known hotel and highly acclaimed restaurant.

If interested, please contact Camilla Warner at JS2 Communications via email at cwarner@js2comm.com.

Illustration Alum & Faculty featured in Society of Illustrators Exhibition

nora for society of illustrators
Gold Medal Winner Nora Krug (Associate Professor, Illustration)

Congratulations go out to Nora Krug on being awarded the Gold Medal by the Society of Illustrators for her illustration work, which is included, along with works by Parsons faculty Steven Guarnaccia and George Bates (who is also an alum) in the Society’s Sequential Category.


august wilson by george
George Bates (Illustration Alum and Adjunct Faculty)


Here’s the official announcement from the Society:

January 30—February 16, 2008: Kicking off the 50th Anniversary of the ILLUSTRATORS ANNUAL is the Sequential Category of the Annual Exhibition. This juried competition features the best sequential illustrations of the year. This category includes any multi-image project for which a sequence of images is necessary to fully convey an idea or story. Examples include: comic books, art journalism, graphic novels, pre-production art and animation.

steven @ society

Steven Guarnaccia (Illustration Department Chair)

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 838-2560
Fax: (212) 838-2561
E-Mail: info@societyillustrators.org

Bookish: An Exhibition of Contemporary Handmade Books

bookish sign

Bookish: Contemporary Handmade Books
Curated by the Illustration Department, Parsons the New School for Design

Adam & Sophie Gimbel Design Library
The New School Libraries
2 West 13th Street 2nd Fl.
New York NY 10011

In these digital days, there remains nothing quite like a handmade
book. Silkscreened covers, staples, construction paper, thread, markers,
and, of course, drawings all add up to a singular object. The handmade
books on display here are steeped in drawing and narrative. The last 10
years have seen a burst in handmade books that evolve out of communities
of illustrators, cartoonists and fine artists. Perhaps seeking a more
personal and intimate way of displaying their work, these creators have
produced a large body of work across addressing multiple visual and
literary themes. They all share a commitment to image-based drawing and
crafting books that don’t just contain art: they are art.

The present exhibition is organized by community. Providence, Rhode
Island has been the home to a variety of zine and poster making activity
for the past decade. Led by artists including Brian Chippendale, Mat
Brinkman, Paper Rad, and Brian Ralph, Providence art tends to emphasize
psychedelic and adventure-based narratives. To the north, the Canadian
cities of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver have long housed a productive
group of artists who mail their work to one another. Julie Doucet, Marc
Bell, Mark Connery, Peter Thompson and many others specialize in
wordplay, single image narratives, and finely wrought doodles. And in
Marseille, France, Le Dernier Cri, a book arts publishing house, has
been unleashing extreme, often grotesque imagery in silkscreen form for
over a decade by artists such as Blexbolex, Caroline Sury, and Moulinex.
The influence of these three centers of handmade books can be felt
around the globe. The final section of this exhibition presents a
sampling of this influence on a group of disparate and diverse works.

Handmade books satisfy artists and viewers alike with an immediacy like nothing else.

Don’t miss this special exhibition curated by the Illustration Department!

Maira Kalman exhibition @ Julie Saul Gallery

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Maira Kalman
The Principles of Uncertainty

October 11 – November 24, 2007

The Julie Saul Gallery is currently showing their third solo exhibition with acclaimed artist/ author/ illustrator Maira Kalman. Kalman produced an online-visual journal for The New York Times “Times Select” feature for one year from June 2006 to May 2007 entitled Principles of Uncertainty. Kalman’s exhibition will consist of more than one hundred of the original gouache paintings made for the project, as well as a photograph and print edition.

The exhibition coincides with an eponymous book just published by Penguin Press which brings together the whole year of online columns in printed form, as well as some added elements. The book will be displayed on a shelf as a running narrative throughout the entire gallery, while the paintings will be hung according to different themes.

Kalman’s journal combines paintings and text and touches on many personal and worldly subjects, from family history to world politics. Portrait subjects include Nabokov as a child, Freud, Edith Sitwell as well as friends and family. Most of her paintings are based on photographs made during her travels or wanderings in New York. She has recorded interiors such as Louise Bourgeois’s salon, Helen Levitt’s bathroom and the recreation of Proust’s study as well as hotel rooms, boxes, foods and other assorted objects.

Kalman has been the illustrator and often author of over a dozen books- most recently she illustrated “The Elements of Style” which is now out in paperback. Others include “What Peter Ate”, “Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey”, and “Max in Love”. She has collaborated with Mark Morris for set designs, designed bags, fabrics and assorted objects. She is the co-author of the famous New Yorker “Newyorkistan” cover.

Julie Saul Gallery
535 West 22 Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212 627-2410

(all images by Maira Kalman)