Respecting My Elders (Self Published, 2013) by Ellen Wallenstein: MPS Digital Photography and BFA Photography faculty member Ellen Wallenstein presents a collection of color portraits of 30 creative elders over the age of 80. Consisting of American artists and intellectuals born between the two World Wars, the group includes Edward Albee, Lois Dodd, Milton Glaser, Francine du Plessix Gray, Wolf Kahn, James Earl Jones and Philip Pearlstein. For more info, click here.
Drawings (Picturebox, 2013) by Chris Martin (BFA 1992 Fine Arts): This massive volume brings together 30 years worth of drawings by Brooklyn-based artist Chris Martin, who is best known for his abstract paintings. Displayed in chronological order, this collection explores Martin’s wide range of interests—from sound waves and mushrooms to iconic visages of James Brown and Joseph Beuys. For more info, visit Picturebox.
Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book (Penguin Group, 2013) by Stephen Savage (MFA 1996 Illustration as Visual Essay): Savage, a faculty member in the BFA Illustration Department and the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Polar Bear Night, delivers a Halloween-themed children’s book that teaches kids how to count to 10 through illustrations of ghosts, skeletons and disappearing pumpkins. For more info, click here.
The Amazing Animal Alphabet of Twenty-Six Tongue Twisters (Pomegranate Communications, 2013) by Robert Pizzo (BFA 1980 Cartooning): Award-winning graphic artist Robert Pizzo debuts his first children’s book—which he both wrote and illustrated—that offers a fun way for kids to learn their ABCs through a series of tongue-twisting tales. For more info, visit Pomegranate Communications.
Children of The Noah: The Barren Earth (Castle Strome Press, 2013) written by Evan DeCarlo (current student, BFA Film and Video) with illustrations by Raisha Friedman (current student, BFA Illustration): SVA sophomore Evan DeCarlo presents his first young adult novel, the first in a planned trilogy about youthful time travellers tasked with saving the planet. For more info, click here.