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STRAND FAMILY HOUR EVENT with Steven Guarnaccia on Thursday!

July 22 03:30PM – 04:30PM
Strand Bookstore
Corner of 12th Street and Broadway

For children of all ages and their caregivers…a special reading.  Free and open to the public!

Parsons Illustration Chair Steven Guarnaccia will read from his new book, The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale. With subtle nods to such famous architects as Frank Gehry, Phillip Johnson and Frank Lloyd Wright, this clever tale combines the classic story with a sophisticated design sensibility. The book, which combines fun with a lesson about function, is a delight for readers big and small, in a hip, modern and eye-catching way.

See the whole Strand calendar of events here!

Quick Hit: Steven Guarnaccia’s reinterpretation of a classic


As Steve Heller says:

It’s never too early to introduce children to design (or egotistical designers). My favorite Italian publisher, Corraini Editore, has published my favorite American illustrator (with an Italian surname), Steven Guarnaccia’s architectonic take on The Three Little Pigs (in English and Italian).

Couldn’t have said it any better!  Parsons Illustration Chair Steven Guarnaccia has a new children’s book out called “The Three Little Pigs” and it tells the classic story but infuses every aspect with architecture, casting the pigs as Frank Gehry, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright.  You can grab your copy directly from the publisher Corraini.


Congrats, Steven!

Frank Gehry’s Superlight chairs given new weight at DWR’s Chelsea Studio!

Paul Kim

Straight from the Design Within Reach newsletter and blog:

A semester-long collaboration between Parsons the New School for Design, Emeco and DWR culminates with the unveiling of reimagined Frank Gehry Superlight chairs at the Chelsea Studio reception. Parsons Illustration students were challenged to redesign Gehry’s 6.5 lbs. chair. We purposely left the instructions vague, so as not to limit the students’ ideas. We placed no restrictions on materials (we encouraged mixed media) or concepts (we challenged them to think about the usefulness of the chair, the human form, social conventions, style and culture). The designs are as diverse as the students who created them. You are invited to discuss the results with Parsons Illustration chair Steven Guarnaccia, Emeco representatives, DWR’s own Bradford Shellhammer and the student-creators themselves. Snacks and wine will be served.

Editor’s Note: Come out and support all the great Illustration students (and their fantastic instructor, Noel Claro) who worked on this!

Reimagining the Chair: A Parsons, Emeco and DWR Collaboration
Wednesday, December 10, 7-9pm
DWR West 14th Street Studio
408 West 14th Street
(between 9th and 10th Ave.)
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212.242.9449

[illustration by Paul Kim]