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Alumni Phillip Nessen nominated for a Webby Award

Phillip Nessen

Phillip Nessen’s company, Help Remedies, has been nominated for a Webby Award this year!

You might’ve spotted their cool, minimalistic packaging in major convenience/pharmaceutical stores around the country. Phillip designed and built the website himself, so check out the site and vote for “Help Remedies”.

And if that’s not enough motivation, David Bowie was a judge this year. So there’s that…
Now get to it!

Click here to help Help Remedies win a Webby Award!

Check out more of Phillip’s illustration work here.

Help Remedies

James Jean is Releasing a new Monograph “Rebus” – Come Celebrate with us at Reed Space

Join us as we celebrate the release of Rebus, a new monograph by the artist James Jean. The book signing will be held at Reed Space, 151 Orchard St between Stanton St and Rivington St. Other books by the artist will be available for sale including Rift, XOXO, and Kindling. The event will take place on Sunday October 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there! Additional information can be found here. (Parsons Illustration Alumnus Sophia Chang (’10) helped to organize this event.)

Rebus showcases everything from James Jean’s eerily dreamy oil paintings to his illustration work. The new monograph is the culmination of a well thought out and fully articulated instillation. James leaves us feeling fulfilled as he showcases his creative milestones even including never before seen pages from his sketch book.

Nicholas Gannon interviewed on Seven Impossible Things

The children’s book and illustration blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast recently posted an in-depth write-up on Parsons Illustration Alum Nicholas Gannon.  The article includes an interview with Nicholas and an animated video introducing the star of his online newspaper the Doldrums’ Press.

Seven Impossible Things also has a monthly Up-And-Coming Illustrator post, which has previously featured current Parsons Illustration students Monica Ramos and Rachel Levit.

Parsons Illustration Alum Garrett Pruter in group show “Third Order.”

Parsons Illustration Alum Garrett Pruter (’10) is featured in another group show this summer, Third Order at the Charles Bank Gallery.  12 of Garrett’s pieces from his Weird Science series are included.  The show also includes work from Paul Allsopp, Mikaela Bradbury, Nick Darmstaedter, Violet Denisson, Adam Henry, Gordon Hull, Anna Janser and Rachel Rossin.

The opening reception is this Thursday, July 14th from 6-9 p.m.

Scientists 3 by Garrett Pruter

Third Order
Charles Bank Gallery
196 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
Opening Reception: July 14, 6-9pm

reCovered: Parsons Illustration Alumnus Garrett Pruter’s work featured in group show.

Parsons Illustration Alumnus Garrett Pruter (’10) is one of five artists featured in the international collage show “reCovered” at frosch&portmann.  The opening reception is Thursday, June 30th from 6-8 p.m., and the show is up until August 21st.

Collage by Garrett Pruter

“‘reCovered’ brings together artists working with materials originally not intended for painting, gluing or cutting: Magazines, family photographs, shooting practice targets. The artists in the exhibition recombine and reinterpret their original found material and thus create a whole new imagery — a recovered picture.

The works in the show play with the disappearance and fragmentation of the human figure; heads are covered with paint, faces pasted over, whole bodies cut out.”
                                                                                                       -description from show announcement

53 Stanton Street, NY, NY 10002
June 30 – August 21, 2011
Opening Reception: June 30, 6-8pm

Faculty Showcase: Ronnie Lawlor’s Illustrations Chosen for American Illustration 30

Two of Parsons Illustration Alum and current Illustration faculty member Ronnie Lawlor‘s illustrations have been selected for American Illustration 30. They are from the series she did of the annual balloon blow-up for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  The drawings were also featured on NBC news this year!

Congrats, Ronnie!

Rima Fujita’s “Save the Himalaya” event in LA

Rima Fujita (Illustration, ’87) dropped us a line about an upcoming event featuring her work!  Here’s the scoop:

My 4th book, “Save the Himalaya” (forewords by the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere) will be published this fall, and I will be donating a few thousand copies to 82 Tibetan refugee schools in exile. I am having a charity exhibition event at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Beverly Hills.  I would like to invite you to the special opening on April 29 (ed. note: click the link for more information!) if you are in LA area that day.

“Save the Himalaya” is an educational book about the crisis of the Himalayan environment, and Mr. Tagore and I are donating all proceed to educating Tibetan children in exile about the environmental issue.

Beautiful work, Rima.  Congrats!