Illustration student Katie Turner recently designed the above for Parade of One. Here’s the mission statement for the group:
Parade of One, Inc. is an arts oriented company, currently awaiting its 501c3 legal status as a nonprofit organization. The company’s primary purpose is to focus on the unlikely ideas that originate in the back of the creative person’s mind. We don’t want to throw away these ideas for their lack of feasibility or their absurdity. We want to take these ideas very seriously and try to make them happen.
Founder Jeremy Danneman dislikes drawing distinctions between art that promotes positive social change and art for its own sake. Parade of One, Inc. promotes both. There are numerous ways to be creative in manners that interact positively with the wold, and Parade of One, Inc. supports them all.
Audiences, performers, and artists will all benefit from our activities. Too often, creative minds are crippled by a lack of funding, when just a little money will open the doors for them to change the world. Meanwhile, audiences are left thirsty for original music, art, theater, and film that seeks, not so much, to profit its sponsors, but to benefit the greater community. Parade of One, Inc. seeks not only to find the funding for creative ideas, but also to provide a forum for the discussion and promotion of such ideas.
Lovely work, Katie! And thanks to Nora Krug for passing along the info!
Editor’s Note: This week, we are featuring three entries by students who worked at the Parson’s Illustration tables at the MoCCA Festival this past June. Our final narrative installment is by newly minted Illustration Alum, Christine Young.
The MoCCA Fest was so much funnnn! Even though it was really hot in there and I felt like I was about to pass out by the end of it, I would have gladly done so because it was such a great experience seeing a bunch of great art, comics, zines and shirts and meeting cool artists and people from all around the world all under one huge roof! Our Parsons Illustration table had a lot of great prints, books and zines by our fellow students (ya’ll rule), and we sold a bunch too! Among those who were there repping our department were: Beryl Chung, Sophia Chang, Katie Turner, Grace Lang, Sydney Seltzer, Kevin Lee, and Steven Guarnaccia.
Along with selling and trading, I did alot of buying cuz it’s really hard not to cuz of all the amazing things, which was very overwhelming, in the best way possible. I was running around like a school kid after lunch. There were Parsons teachers there too at their own tables such as Neil Swaab, Nora Krug and Tara McPherson selling mad stuff, ya know, no big. And, there were guest lectures by artists such as Adrian Tomine and Gary Panter who were signing stuff all day. Sophia got Adrian to sign her a poster and book, and he did a really cool doodle and I was jealous.
And soooo to sum it up, by the end of the day I went home from Mocca a very happy person with a bag full of awesome comics, zines, shirts and most importantly, a brand new list of art crushes.
Thanks for the write-up, Christine! Make sure to check out Christine’s website and her blog to see more of her work.
Editor’s Note: This week, we are featuring three entries by students who worked at the Parson’s Illustration tables at the MoCCA Festival this past June. Our second installment features an illustration and photographs taken by incoming sophomore, Grace Lang. Click on the images for a more detailed version. Thanks, Grace!
Editor’s Note: This week, we are featuring three entries by students who worked at the Parson’s Illustration tables at the MoCCA Festival this past June. First up, a narrative and sketches by Rising Senior Sophia Chang.
So I had the pleasure of having a table at MoCCA Festival along with other Parsons students including Katie Turner, Beryl Chung, Grace Lang and Christine Young. Check out their stuff!
I felt like I was in a microwave the entire time, the humidity of everyone’s body sweat evaporating and condensing was absolutely delicious! I say that sarcastically. On the real though, MoCCA was an awesome experience, being in a room with upcoming artists and surrounded by printed matter! Afterall print is slowly slowly dying…
I specifically enjoyed the Norwegian, Swedish and German/Berlin tables, offering some great perspective on their visual language. Just sitting at the table and watching the different unique people pass by was an experience of its own. I started sketching down all the interesting people I saw towards the end of my stay.
Thanks for the firsthand account, Sophia! Make sure to check out Sophia’s website and blog for more about her work.
A HUGE congratulations to the following students who were all selected for inclusion in the American Illustration tribute website:
Gabriella Cetrulo (Garson)
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.
Congratulations to the winners in the Bologna Haiku contest!
First Place: Christine Young
Second Place: Ana Mouyis
Third Place: Katie Turner
Along with the winners above, several other students’ haikus will be featured in the traveling exhibition, Hi-Q, along with student works from Accademica di Belle Arti di Bologna, ENSAD-Paris, HAW-Hamburg, and Kyoto City University of Arts:
Naomi L. Koffman
Hannah K. Lee
Finally, a big thank you to all the students who submitted–everyone did amazing work!