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6 Parsons Students Awarded Scholarships from the Society of Illustrators; Masuko Jo gets top prize!

Six Parsons Illustration students were awarded scholarships in the 2013 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition. Only 33 works from the 271 selected by the jury for the show from the initial 8,595 submissions received scholarships. Congratualtions to them for this incredible achievement.

Masuko Jo, $5,000 Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship  for OdoriJordin Isip (faculty)

Monica Ramos, $2,000 MicroVisions Scholarship for Naked Ladies 2Jordin Isip (faculty)

Julee Yoo, $1,500 In Memory of Les Kanturek Scholarship for Offering, Nora Krug (faculty)

Annie Seo, $1,000 in Memory of Lila Dryer Scholarship for Meeting,  Steven Guarnaccia (faculty)

Rachel Levit, $500 in Memory of Harry Rosenbaum Scholarship for Pool, Jordin Isip (faculty)

Chelsey Pettyjohn, $250 Leo & Diane Dillon Scholarship for To Covet, Jordin Isip (faculty)



images: Masuko Jo, Monica Ramos, Julee Yoo, Annie Seo, Rachel Levit, Chelsey Pettyjohn


19 works from the Parsons Illustration Program selected for the 2013 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition

Parsons Illustration seniors Kristin Chae, Kristen Davis, Annalise Olson, Annie Seo, and Meghann Stephenson, and recent graduates Leah Goren, Katie Gross, Masuko Jo, Su-kyung Lee, Rachel LevitChelsey PettyjohnMonica Ramos, and Julee Yoo  (class of  2012) were selected by a distinguished jury to appear in the 2013 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship exhibition. Only 271 works were chosen from a record 8,595 submissions. Congratulations to them and their teachers!

Scroll down to view the selected works or go to: Parsons Illustration Program Winning Images

Kristin Chae, Happy Birthday, Noel Claro (faculty); Underground, George Bates (faculty)


Kristen Davis, Go to the Devil, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)


Leah Goren, Kurosawa Pattern, James Yang (faculty); Bees Pattern, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Katie Gross, Play Ball 01, Printmaking, Scott Nobles (faculty)


Masuko Jo, Odori, Senio Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty); Wifi, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Su-kyung Lee, The Bedroom, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Rachel Levit, Pool, Sr. Thesis, Jordin Isip (faculty); Philip Larkin, Sr. Thesis, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Annalise Olson, Skeleton Parade, Senior Thesis, Steven Guarnaccia (faculty)


Chelsey Pettyjohn, Commandments: To Covet, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)


Monica Ramos, Naked Ladies 2Jordin Isip (faculty); Blue Eyes, George Bates (faculty)


Annie Seo, Meeting, Senior Thesis, Steven Guarnaccia (faculty)


Meghann Stephenson, Wet and Dry, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)


Julee Yoo, Offering, Independent Study, Nora Krug (faculty)


Julee Yoo, Whim, Senior Thesis 2, Frank Olinsky (faculty)



Illustrations help Japan Relief Effort

In the wake of March 11th, 2011, when Japan was hit by the most powerful earthquake in at least 100 years at 8.9 magnitude, Illustration Senior Darcy Smyth and a host of other illustrators created prints to support relief efforts. 75% of profits from these prints go to support Doctors Without Borders earthquake and disaster relief efforts for  Japan.  All prints are limited to editions of 100 and are $15. There are over 25 different artists to choose from.  Also, if you “like” Poster Cause Project on Facebook you will also receive 20% off your entire purchase.  Darcy’s print is above and you can see the rest here.

Associate Professor Nora Krug is working on a benefit work featuring student work.  We will pass along word when we have more details.  In the meantime, if you can, consider donating to the cause.  The Tsuru Project lists several ways to help efforts.  You can also donate directly to the Red Cross.

Nora Krug illustrates a childen’s book!

Full-time faculty Nora Krug has illustrated a children’s book for Penguin/Putnam! The book, MY COLD WENT ON VACATION, written by Molly Rausch, tells the story of a germ who travels the world. Publisher’s Weekly says:

A cross between the work of Maira Kalman and Roz Chast, Krug’s quirky, electric-hued pictures combine folk art and cartoon sensibilities. The latter surfaces in her portrayal of the cold, a mucus-green, egg-shaped figure with a red Pinocchio-like nose and pinkeyes. Odd subject matter, but Krug’s artwork makes for a visually arresting journey.

The book is available here. Congrats to Nora!

Gazeta comics features work by Nora Krug

The new Gazeta is 132 pages long and full of fantastic stories by Ron Rege (Los Angeles), Dylan Horrocks (Maraetai), Amanda Vahamaki (Tampere), Belkis Ayon (Havana), Edmond Baudoin (Paris), Igor Hofbauer (Zagreb), Dunja Jankovic (Portland), Associate Professor of Illustration at Parsons Nora Krug (New York), Andre Lemos (Lisbon), Aleksandar Opacic (Belgrade), Maurizio Ribichini (Rome) and Sam Seen (Bangkok).

Grab your copy here!  Congrats to Nora!


Blab World featuring Illustration faculty and alum!

BLABWORLD is an annual coffee-table showcase of Fine art, Illustration, and Comics, and a gold-standard in the work of professional visual artists. Many of BLAB!’s contributors through the years have gone on to huge success in the gallery world (Chris Ware, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Camille Rose Garcia, Joe Coleman, The Clayton Brothers, Shag, etc.) and the current volume sharpens BLAB!’s cutting-edge like never before.

BLAB! is conceived, edited, and designed by five-time NY Festival of Advertising award-winner Monte Beauchamp.

Full-time faculty Steven Guarnaccia and Nora Krug, part-time faculty Sergio Ruzzier and Parsons Illustration alumnus Andy Kehoe are feeatured in the book!
Grab your copy here.  Congrats to all involved!

Illustration Professors in Ink Plots show at SVA

Full-time faculty members Ben Katchor, Nora Krug and Lauren Redniss will be part of INK PLOTS, an exhibition curated by Marshall Arisman and Tom Woodruff, featuring original drawings, books, prints and animation by over 100 artists, showcasing the work of School of Visual Arts alumni who are pushing the boundaries of the graphic novel today. Other exhibitors include Sue Coe, Will Eisner, David Sandlin, R.O. Blechman, Gary Panter, Art Spiegelman, and many more.

Reception: Thursday, October 14 · 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, 15th floor, New York, NY

Nora Krug featured in Spring Magazin exhibition in Berlin

Full-Time faculty member Nora Krug is a member of SPRING, a comic magazine created by a group of women illustrators from Berlin and Hamburg. SPRING is exhibiting original art work from their most recent, 300-page, issue, entitled “Happy Ending”, this Saturday in Berlin, Germany. For those visitors who check in from overseas, please join the group for the opening at:

Gallery Neurotitan
Rosenthalerstraße 39
Berlin, Germany
8 p.m.

Congrats, Nora!

Visual Music Screening on Friday at 6:30

Come and see the results of this semester’s Visual Music Studio, a
collaborative studio elective for students from the Parsons Illustration and
Communication Design/Design and Technology Programs and The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music. Students created audio-visual works that are
screened and critiqued in public on

Friday, May 14th, 6:30 pm
At Kellen Auditorium, 66 5th Avenue, ground floor.
Faculty: Nora Krug and Ernesto Klar