Illustration Week

From Design Arts Daily:

“It’s official! The Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on behalf of the City of New York, has proclaimed the second week of November as the 5th Annual Celebration of Illustration Week. Thank you to Todd Lambrix, Director, Illustration Program at Parsons the New School for Design, Mark Heflin, Director, AI-AP, and Anelle Miller, Director, Society of Illustrators, whose collaborative efforts over this past year have made this a reality. So mark your calendars for some exceptional events coming up, starting this Friday, November 4th.

Highlights include Big Talk, a pre-party symposium celebrating the launch of American Photography 27 and American Illustration 30 on November 10th from 3-6pm at the Downtown Community Television Center at 87 Lafayette Street (south of Canal Street). Nicholas Blechman and Antonio de Luca, designers of the new AI30 andAP27 annuals respectively will talk about their current projects and chat with some of the jurors who selected this year’s winning images, including: Craig Cohen, powerHouse Books; Gail Marowitz, Roadrunner Records; Rachael Cole, Schwartz and Wade Books; David Saylor, Scholastic Inc. and AI30 cover artist Olimpia Zagnoli. This will be followed by a panel with Richard Kelly, past president of the ASMP; Alex Johnson, Creative Director and Brand Stategist, Jeff Newelt, editor, The Pekar Project and Zack Seckler from Luxe Archive who will discuss creative uses of social media for exposure, engagement, promotion, distribution and sales. RSVP. Free.”

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