Matt Singer

Parsons Project

I am pleased to present a project that combines the creative writing of grade school students from 826NYC with artwork from the Senior class in the Illustration Department at Parsons The New School for Design. The project began with a creative writing workshop of 30 grade school students (ages 6-11) who created a collection of new superheroes (and supervillains). I presented those stories to the Senior Illustrators at Parsons as a framework for them to begin their narrative exploration. The Senior Illustration students combined this initial direction with their own skill and intuition to create amazingly inventive works of art. To view the illustrations alongside the creative stories simply click on the thumbnails below. I sincerely thank the Parsons Illustration Department and 826NYC for helping me bring this idea to life.