Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New James Jean Catalog Available

Zugzwang is a catalog of new work exhibited at Hidari Zingaro Gallery in Tokyo, curated by Takashi Murakami. Also included in the volume are exploratory and ancillary works created in the same period, as well as process images.

The special slipcase edition features a custom-engineered cloth case with a magnetic enclosure that opens to reveal a foil-embossed letterpress print within. All books feature a newly-designed bookplate, signed and numbered.

The first printing of Zugzwang will be limited to 2000 copies and the slipcase edition to 250 copies. A very limited three-copy edition features Zugzwang in its cloth-covered slipcase and includes both the foil-embossed letterpress print and an original drawing by James.

In addition, each purchase of Zugzwang gives patrons a chance to win an original drawing by James. Buyers of the first edition will have a chance to win one of three original drawings, while each buyer of the special edition will have a chance to win one original drawing. The winners will be selected at random.

Example spreads are available online.

3x3 International Illustration Award Show
- Winners Announced -

In our hurry to get our winner’s announcement out we neglected to post our winners in our blog.

3x3 is pleased to announce the medalists and merit winners for its thirteenth annual illustration competition. With nearly 4,600 entries only 14% were accepted as medalists or merit winners. Winners represented 37 countries including countries beyond the Americas and Europe—China,Vietnam, Egypt, Russia and Turkey to name a few—providing a truly universal look at the world of illustration. 58% of all winners were from the United States, 43% from outside the country.

Winners in the Professional Show include Best of Show, Lucinda Schreiber (Australia) and gold medalists, Coralie Bickford-Smith (United Kingdom) and IC4Design (Japan). Silver medalists include Nik Neves (Brazil) and Emiliano Ponzi (Italy). Bronze medalists were Ella Cohen (Germany), Serge Seidlitz (United Kingdom) and Mark Smith (United Kingdom).

Winners in the Picture Book Show include Best of Show winner Coralie Bickford-Smith (United Kingdom), gold medalists include Yeji Yun (United Kingdom)  and Manica Musil (Slovenia). Silver medals went to Andre Letria (Portugal), Sophie Casson (Canada), Slavka Kolesar (United States) and Kristjana Williams (United Kingdom). Bronze medalists include Teresa Cortez (Portugal), Jihyeon Lee (Korea) and Marion Arbona (France).

Student Show winners included gold medalists Mikayla Butchart, School of Visual Arts, New York; Carolina Celas, Royal College of Art, London and Avery Kua, OCAD University, Toronto. Silver medals went to Chioma Ebinama, School of Visual Arts, New York; Angela Hsieh, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Jenny Lee, School of the Art Institute, Chicago; Erica Mao, Parsons the New School for Design, New York; Chelsea O’Bryne, Emily Carr University of Art and Design,Vancouver; Bailie Rosenlund, Sheridan College, Toronto and Noa Snir, Universität der Kunste, Berlin. Bronze medalists were Dom Civiello, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Taoyu Li, University of Arts, London.

Judges for the 3x3 Professional Show were Ken DeLago, Art Director, Golf Digest; Grace Lee, Art Director Priest+Grace; Irene Gallo, Art Director Tor Books; Lucho Correa, Art Director/Graphic Designer (Colombia); Kiko Farkas, Art Director (Brazil). And illustrators Jing Wei, Brian Rea and Veronica Grech (Spain).

Our 3x3 Picture Show judges were Paul Buckley, Art Director Penguin; Hendrik Helligel, Editor Gestalten Verlag (Germany); Isabelle De Cat, Art Director Penguin (United Kingdom); Ben Newman, illustrator (United Kingdom) and Maria Carluccio.

3x3 Student Show judges included Catherine Gilmore-Barnes, Art Director, New York Times Book Review and illustrator/educators Aya Kakeda, Ian Whadcock (United Kingdom), Jonathan Jay Lee (Hong Kong) and Peter Diamond (Austria).

In addition to our merit and medalist winners we also announced our honorable mention winners which represent 7% of our total entrants. A complete list of winners is on our site.

A big thank you to our judges. And congratulations to our winners.

The 3x3 International Illustration Annual No. 13 will be shipped in December, our eBook edition and website will be available then as well. We're accepting pre-orders for the print edition now.

Cover illustration by Alice Wellinger

Monday, August 1, 2016

Milton Glaser Still Hearts New York

Wonderful article this weekend in The New York Times. A lot of it I had read before but some new, interesting observations about the city, then and now. And a bit of news about a recent project that didn't go so well.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Gary Taxali Hand-Painted Prints Available

As part of his upcoming show at Jonathan Levine Gallery opening August 3, Gary is offering new hand-painted multiples (HPM). Each HPM is an original work painted in acrylic on a four-color silkscreen print. Each print is $500, plus shipping.

To purchase contact the Jonathan Levine Gallery, sales@jonathanlevinegallery.com. A preview of all 44 HPMs is available online.

Cluster: A Group Show of Groupings
Jonathan Levine Gallery
529 West 20th, Floor 9
New York NY 10011

Opening, August 3, 6-8pm

Monday, May 30, 2016

Seymour Chwast Special Offer for 3x3

We’d like your help in making Seymour Chwast’s new book a reality. We're in the home stretch now, just ten days to go.

You may or may not have heard about the current Kickstarter campaign for At War With War, the 88-page anti-war tome designed and illustrated by Seymour, edited by Steven Heller with an introduction by Victor Navasky, former editor and publisher of The Nation. The hardcover 6.6 × 9.5-inch book prints two-color with letterpress text, three-piece binding, color-printed paper sides, Smythe-sewn and red cloth spine stamped in black.

Designers & Books and Seymour are offering special three pledge tiers for 3x3 supporters, choose one to support Seymour’s book and receive added rewards.

For supporting the book we’re offering a signed edition of the first illustration Seymour did for 3x3. This Issue One OpArt piece will be hand-signed by Seymour and printed as a full-color giclée print and is available on all three tiers. Details about the three levels are below.

Deadline is June 9, 2016
Book and rewards will ship in November 2016

Pledge $33 or more
Receive a signed copy of 3x3 OpArt image 8.5 × 11-inch (21.59 × 27.94cm)

Pledge $99 or more
Signed 3x3 OpArt image
Copy of special edition of At War with War stamped with Seymour’s profile/pipe logo, and signed
Inclusion of your name on acknowledgments page
$99 (this is a substantial discount; the regular price for the special edition alone is $89)

Pledge $299 or more
Signed 3x3 OpArt image
Copy of special edition of At War with War stamped with Seymour’s profile/pipe logo, and signed
Inclusion of your name on acknowledgment page
Seymour chooses a sketch for you from a portfolio of 15 original one-of-a-kind sketches, and signs it. The sketch options will be displayed in a GIF file, promoted first to 3x3 supporters.
Join us in supporting this historic event. Seymour is already at 90% of the goal so don’t delay, act today. Select one of many pledge levels to support Seymour including clicking on the special 3x3 offers above.

Join us in supporting this historic event. Seymour is already at 90% of the goal so don’t delay, act today. Select one of many pledge levels to support Seymour including clicking on the special 3x3 offers above.

More details and additional pledge levels.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Milton Glaser and Beverly Willis To Speak at 92Y

Beverly Willis has dedicated her life to architecture. Milton Glaser has dedicated his life to graphic design. Now both in their 80s and still making vital contributions in their disciplines,Willis and Glaser will discuss their expansive careers and provide inspiration to the new generation of designers.

Moderating the panel will be Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith, authors of Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design. The authors will autograph copies after the discussion.

About the book: Celebrating legends of design in their ninth decades and beyond, this book includes twenty Q&As with designers and architects over the age of eighty who are/were still active in their careers at the time of interview, including Milton Glaser, Beverly Willis, Seymour Chwast, Michael Graves, Jane Thompson, Jack Lenor Larsen, Ralph Caplan, and more. On sale May 24th.

Reserve your ticket now.

Wednesday, June 15, 8pm
Buttenwieser Hall
Lexington Avenue @ 92nd Street

Friday, May 20, 2016

Two American Illustrators Exhibit in Amsterdam

Just received this notice from Hyland Mather about two American artist/illustrator’s exhibit in Amsterdam:

Andenken Gallery is very pleased to announce the solo exhibitions of two American artists; Jaime Molina (Colorado) and Adrian Landon Brooks (Texas). Both of these young artists use found materials and a neo-folk aesthetic in their contemporary and illustrative work.

The concurrent exhibitions will showcase Jaime Molina’s intensely detailed sculptures made from reclaimed wood and salvaged nails and Adrian’s detailed illustrative paintings on found wood.

Over the last 5 years, each of these artists have developed a symbolically rich and character driven pseudo-mythology that defines their work.

For Adrian, Juxtapoz magazine writes, “Adrian Landon Brooks’ drawings are beautiful and nightmarish, utilizing the simple combination of gouache and pen to create haunting illustrations of idols, icons and strange figures. These imaginings have a mysterious and powerful message, yet what that is feels slightly out of reach.”

On Jaime, Max Kaufman for Hi-Fructose magazine writes, ‘Jaime’s work has a fascinating narrative to it — this world he has created continues to become larger, and with his more recent sculptural works in the last few years, the denizens of his world are coming into the dimensional realm. These sculptures are where Jaime shines — built out of anything and everything at hand, they echo traditional folk techniques and ideas with a modern twist. It’s a great testament to using what you have, and making the best of it.’

Jaime Molina - Desolation Slang &
Adrian Landon Brooks - Miracle Worker
July 11th - July 2nd, 2016
Wednesday through Saturday, 2-6pm.
Andenken Gallery
Raamstraat 7-9

Opening Reception: Saturday June 11th, 18-21:00

Follow these artists on Instagram: Jaime Molina @cuttyup, Adrian Landon Brooks @adrianlandonbrooks