Monday, October 20, 2014

3x3 Illustration Annual 11 Ready for Pre-Order

We’re ready to start accepting orders for the 2014 edition of the 3x3 International Illustration Annual.

Each year 3x3 Magazine assembles top juries for each of its three shows: professional, student and children's books. Our international panel of judges vote independently and as a result the 3x3 show is one of the most unbiased juried competitions for illustration.

And we’re the only truly international competition. Nearly 4,900 submissions were entered this year, 514 winners from 37 countries and the United States are exhibited in this handsome annual. Available in both print and digital editions.

ISBN13: 978-0-982634639

6.5 x 9.25-inches (16.51 x 23.495-cm), 420 pages

Pre-Order today.

Cover illustration by Mark Smith, United Kingdom

Monday, September 29, 2014

Mark Ulriksen's First Book Now Available

Attention dog lovers, and those who love illustration Mark Ulriksen's book Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly is now available.

Mark reaches back to his youth to talk about his first dog and chronicles the idiosyncrasies of each of his ten dogs that have enriched his life. Mark parallels major life events from dating, married life, and raising a family, with such humorous moments as house-breaking a puppy, obedience classes, the sad melancholy of nursing an aging canine friend, Ted, and his eventual ascension to “dog heaven.”

Monday, September 15, 2014

Charles Hively and Sarah Munt to Speak
at Vienna Symposium

The organization designaustria has invited Charles and Sarah to be co-keynote speakers at the Joseph Binder Symposium on October 24, 2014 in Vienna.

designaustria is Austria’s premier contact point for design. Founded in 1927, designaustria is Europe’s third oldest design organization. Currently more than 1,300 members from various backgrounds are committing themselves to Austria as a design nation. The organization has accumulated comprehensive knowledge in the field and its international network is far reaching.

Members are either responsible for design, interested in design, teaching or studying design or design management: as CEOs, business executives, product and marketing managers, sales directors, brand managers, and creative directors, as teachers and students, as design lovers and promoters, as designers and design users we all play an important role in design.

designaustria first launched the Joseph Binder Award – an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration – in 1996. It is named after one of the most outstanding graphic designers and illustrators active in Austria between the two World Wars, who subsequently also revolutionized visual communication in the United States. The 2014 award winners will be displayed at the Symposium.

On October 26 Sarah and Charles travel to London and will be speaking at several colleges, universities and art schools in the United Kingdom. Charles will be holding a portfolio review on the 31st and a self-promotion workshop on the 1st of November. Seating is limited, so sign-up early.

Friday, September 5, 2014

3x3 2014 Illustration Directory Wins Gold

We were just alerted that our 3x3 Illustration Directory was awarded a Gold Medal from the 2014 Gold Ink Awards—a printing industry awards competition. Our Directory’s printer, Allen Press entered our Directory into the competition.

As our contact at Allen Press, John Aamot relayed, “While these are printer awards, I know that the judges take the content into consideration and can be influenced by the overall content and design.  The directory is certainly an eye-catching piece and I am certain the decision was influenced by this.”

Winning pieces are featured in Printing Impressions magazine and GoldInk.com. Top award winning companies and their entries are also showcased during a multimedia presentation at the Gold Ink Awards & Hall of Fame Gala held during GRAPH EXPO 2014 in Chicago, IL.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

James Jean Tiger III Print
Available for Only 24-hours

“Tiger III” is a signed and numbered time-limited edition of giclée prints. It is available now and may be ordered for the next 24 hours only. The sale ends at 7:59am tomorrow, Wednesday the 20th. The edition will be limited by the number of prints sold during these 24 hours and never re-printed.

Price: $125
Image size: 24″ tall × 18″ wide
Paper size: 27 ¼″ tall × 20″ wide
Printed on archival 310 g/m² 100% cotton-rag paper with archival pigment-based ink
Torn edges
Embossed printer’s chop
Signed and numbered by James Jean
Released August 19th, 2014

This print will ship flat. Since the edition size and production of the print will be finalized after the sale is complete, please allow a little extra time for shipping. We estimate that orders will ship within 4 - 6 weeks of the sale, if not sooner.  Order here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Announcing the Nuts & Bolts Conference 2014

We’re preparing for our next 3x3 Nuts & Bolts Conference in October. While we usually hold the event in July this year we’ve opted for a much cooler month. And this year it’s a two-day event with the first day open to all illustrators at all levels while the second day is more apropos for those just getting out of school or those who have been out just a few years.

Day One is all about self-promotion from the point of view of an art director. The interactive workshop will help illustrators at all levels develop more effective promotions aimed at art directors.

This full-day workshop is a continuation of workshops we’ve held over the past several years and for the first time the workshop will also be available as a live, real-time webcast. So whether you can attend in person or online we’re offering you an affordable way to participate. We always receive excellent reviews on this workshop. Seating is limited so be sure to sign-up early for this.

Day Two brings back a number of our most well-received speakers including illustrators Paul Hoppe, Aaron Meshon, Laura Tallardy, Martin Wittfooth and Marcos Chin, in addition we have legal advice from Sheheryar Sadar and hear from our newest speakers, New York Times art director Alexandra Zsigmond and artist representative Louisa St Pierre, Bernstien & Andruilli. 

We’ll cover the areas of self-publishing, children’s books, licensing, galleries, artist reps, developing apps all from the perspective of working illustrators. And you’ll be able to ask questions of all our speakers before, during and after the event at our cocktail reception. See what past attendees have said about this intensive full-day lecture series.

Full details here.

Early Bird registration ends September 12, click here.

Nuts & Bolts Conference
October 17-18, 2014
Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York

Illustration by Tibor Kárpáti

Friday, July 25, 2014

Portraits of Creativity: Maira Kalman

If you haven't seen this new short documentary film by Gael Towey you should. Gael is the former creative director at Martha Stewart Living where she worked for the past twenty-some years. She has moved on to telling stories in an interesting and inspiring way in video. As Gael says, “Today I am endeavoring to translate those 20+ years of experience as a creative director and editor into moving video profiles, which capture the artist’s voice as he or she tells their story.”

Portraits in Creativity are short films Towey directs and produces that highlight artists and their creative process. Her most recent portrait is a wonderful profile of an author/illustrator living in New York, Maira Kalman. Philip Lehman is director of photography.

Other creatives in the series include Gabriela Kiss, jewelry designer, Alabama Chanin, fashion designer and Sheila Berger, painter and sculptor.