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!
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.
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.
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.
Charles Bank Gallery
New York, NY 10012
Opening Reception: July 14, 6-9pm
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.
“‘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
The June issue of Parsons Illustration Alumnus Nick Gannon’s Doldrums’ Press is now online. The Doldrums’ Press is a monthly publication of Nick’s writing and illustration, constructed like a newspaper but with a running theme between articles (this month is titled “Archer: The Great Giraffe Invitational”).
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!
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.