Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seymour Chwast At War With War

Designers & Books has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish Seymour Chwast’s new book of antiwar illustrations: Seymour Chwast at War with War: An Illustrated Timeline of 5000 Years of Conquests, Invasions, and Terrorist Attacks.

Seymour turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book on a subject that has been a personal obsession for nearly six decades: the fight against war, humankind's never-ending scourge.

“It’s the ongoing relentlessness of the thing. That’s the nagging notion through the years that keeps bringing me back to the subject of war.” — Seymour Chwast

Join Seymour in his fight and help publish his new book of powerful antiwar images. At War with War visualizes humanity’s 5,000-year-long state of conflict, chaos and violence on a continuous timeline. Thirty-five two-page spreads in stark black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings and woodcuts illustrate history’s most notorious battles.

To support the Kickstarter, Chwast has opened the doors to his archive, offering both new and vintage items to backers. Deadline is June 9, 2016.

Designed by Seymour Chwast
Edited by Steven Heller
Introduction by Victor Navasky, former editor and publisher of The Nation

6.6 x 9.5 inches, 88 pages, 35 original illustrations, hardcover


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Barbara Nessim: Experiments in Art
and Digital Technologies

Consulting Curator Cynthia Goodman has put together an interesting exhibit combining traditional art and new digital technologies in approaching weaving, printmaking, ceramics, painting, photography and interactive installation. It's all a part of Creative Tech Week NYC.

The exhibit includes works by Barbara, Margie Hughto, Darcy Gerbarg, Linda Law, Lia Cook and Vibeke Sorensen. The opening reception is Thursday, April 28th, 6-9pm.

April 29 thru May 8, 2016
149 W 24th Street (between 6/7th Avenue), Suite 5B
New York, New York
Monday-Wednesday, 12-6pm
Sunday 12-5pm, and by appointment

www.creativetechweek.nyc

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Seven Artists Tackle Google's Tilt Brush

Walk through three-dimensional drawings by Tim O'Brien, Barry Blitt, Chip Kidd, Karen Caldicott, Sheryo, Brandon Cruz and eighth-grader, Jade Lo. Time magazine introduces seven artists to Google’s tilt brush, a program that allows users to create art in a three-dimensional virtual space using the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and controllers. Truly amazing!

Interesting to see the different approaches, Jade kills it! Produced by Josh Raab.

Monday, March 28, 2016

ICON9: July 6-9, Austin, Texas

Over four full days the ICON Illustration Conference brings you an exciting program of speakers and events reflecting the independent spirit of the Lone Star State.

The venue for ICON9 is the beautiful Austin Hilton Hotel in the heart of the city’s thriving entertainment district. The city’s bustling arts vibe, world famous music scene and Tex-Mex-infused culture makes Austin a natural destination for ICON9.

ICON brings together top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives and art buyers to explore The Future of Illustration. This year’s jam-packed four day program brings you:

Main Stage Speakers
Our ICON9 presenters include over 50 illustrators, artists and creative professionals to inform, entertain and enlighten you.

Scheduled speakers include: Selina Alko, Lilli Carré, Gemma Correll, Eleanor Davis, Henrik Drescher, Camille Rose Garcia, Anita Kunz, Roman Muradov, Moonbot Studios Virtual Tour, Melinda Beck, Kayla E (Nat Brut)., Jessica Hische, Shelly Jackson, Geoff Peveto, Svein Størksen (Magikon Forlag), Paul Windle, Alexandra Zsigmond New York Times, Sean Qualls, Julia Rothman, Martha Rich, DJ Stout (Pentagram), Michael Thompson, Jonathan Tobin On Orphan Works, Sam Weber, Calvin Wong, Kyle Webster, Ping Zhu and more to be announced.

An Education Symposium 
This two-day Main Stage event features a presentation of papers by a global selection of noted educators culminating in a round-table discussion on traditional and online learning.

Multiple Workshops 
Over 24 workshops engage attendees through lectures, studio tours and hands-on activities which run both Wednesday and Thursday. Workshop presenters include Lille Carre, Jessica Hische, Kyle Webster, Paul Windle and Julia Rothman. Registration for workshops begins in early March.

A Roadshow 
This pop-up event and marketplace showcases the work and wares of over 60 exhibiting illustrators and artisans.

ICON Director Mark Heflin spoke about tickets for the conference, “We’ve opened up our final block of tickets at the regular conference price. We do however, have a few discount opportunities for groups of six, and a couple “Two-For-One” discount tickets still available for added savings.” Order your tickets now.

Check out the complete four-day schedule.

Never been to ICON don’t miss these two videos. And photos from prior conferences.


ICON9 The Illustration Conference
July 6-9, 2016
Austin, Texas
Austin Hilton Hotel
www.theillustrationconference.org  


Poster art by Eleanor Davis

3x3 International Illustration Awards
Late Deadline: April 1

No foolin’ our show is open until midnight, April, 1, 2016. A late fee does apply.

Late Fees
Professional & Picture Book Show
Fees for a single entry, $45. Total fee for a of three to five images with a similar theme is $70.

Student Show
Fees for a single entry, $25. Total fee for a series of three to five images with a similar theme is $45.

Best of Show and Gold medal winners receive our distinctive 3×3×3-inch cube, Silver winners receive a framed award; Bronze winners and Distinctive Merit winners receive paper certificates. Merit winners may request either a pdf or printed certificate. Honorable mention, a pdf.

Show Chair, James Yang

Professional Show Judges
Ken DeLago, Creative Director, Golf Digest
Grace Lee, Art Director, Priest+Grace
Lucho Correa, Art Director/Graphic Designer, Colombia
Kiko Farkas, Art Director, Brazil
Irene Gallo, Art Director, Tor Books
Jing Wei, Illustrator
Veronica Grech, Illustrator, Spain
Brian Rea, Illustrator

Picture Book Show Judges
Paul Buckley, Art Director, Penguin
Hendrik Helligel, Editor, Gestalten Verlag, Germany
Isabelle De Cat, Art Director, Penguin, United Kingdom
Ben Newman, Illustrator, United Kingdom
Maria Carluccio, Illustrator

Student Show Judges
Catherine Gilmore-Barnes, Art Director, New York Times Book Review
Aya Kakeda, Illustrator
Ian Whadcock, Illustrator/Educator, Manchester School of Art, United Kingdom
Jonathan Jay Lee, Illustrator/Educator, HK SCAD, Hong Kong
Peter Diamond, Illustrator, Austria

The 3x3 International Illustration Awards Show is open to all illustrators in all countries. For full details download our Call for Entries pdf, to enter go to our homepage.

Final Deadline: April 1, 2016, no entries will be accepted after the deadline.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Meet Our Judges: 3x3 Student Show

Welcome to the thirteenth annual 3x3 International Illustration Awards, over the next several weeks we will be introducing you to our international jury of art directors, designers, publishers and illustrators.

Our student show judges are special, not only are they full-time illustrators they are also involved with educating the next generation of artists. In selecting judges for this show we look first at the quality of their illustration and secondly on how they are influencing their students. Most are part-time instructors, some are lecturers and many are both.

Ian Whadcock is a graduate of Brighton Polytechnic and has been a freelance Illustrator for 25 years winning AOI gold, silver and bronze awards along the way. He primarily works for a wide range of editorial and design clients in the UK and US markets. Now relocated to the North West of England he returned part time to Manchester School of Art in January 2014 where he is currently a full-time Senior Lecturer on the BA (Honors) Illustration with Animation course.
www.ianwhadcock.com

Jonathan Jay Lee is based in Hong Kong. A Taiwanese-American born Jonathan Jay Lee graduated with departmental honors in illustration from Parsons School of Design in New York, spent a semester abroad at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and received an MFA from the School of Creative Media at City University in Hong Kong. His clients have included Marvel Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, San Miguel, Lamborghini, Lee Kum Kee, Ho Lee Fook, Superga and HSBC. He also exhibits his work in China, Japan and New York. He teaches part-time as a professor of illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong.
www.jonathanjaylee.com

Peter Diamond is a Canadian-born illustrator who now lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He graduated with a degree in fine arts at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He worked in the Halifax independent music scene making album covers, posters and T-shirts for local artists and labels including Jesse Dangerously, Scribbler, Just Friends Records and Diminished Fifth Records.
Moving to Austria in 2009 he works for a wide range of clients in the United Kingdom, Europe and New York. Peter teaches drawing at Illuskills and works with Illustria—the Society of Austrian illustrators—as an international contact person. His work has been exhibited in Berlin, London, New York, Vienna, Adelaide and Halifax,
www.peterdiamond.ca

Our other judges for the 3x3 International Student Show are Aya Kakeda and Catherine Gilmore-Barnes who we profiled earlier.

The 3x3 International Illustration Awards Show is open to all illustrators in all countries. There is a separate jury for each of our three shows: Professional, Student and Picture Book. For full details download our Call for Entries pdf, to enter go to our homepage.

Deadline: March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Meet Our Judges: Maria Carluccio, Illustrator

Welcome to the thirteenth annual 3x3 International Illustration Awards, over the next several weeks we will be introducing you to our international jury of art directors, designers, publishers and illustrators.

Maria Carluccio works as an illustrator and designer of children’s books and products. Raised in New Jersey with her four siblings she always saw herself as an artist. From the first doodles on a soft leather tabletop—which got her into trouble—to the experience of working at Hallmark, she has always loved to play with color, shape and line. Her father, an attorney and her mother, an artist, always encouraged her creative efforts.

Graduating from Carnegie Mellon she spent the next three years living the bohemian life in Italy and traveling around Europe. Returning to America she set to work as a working illustrator, first at Hallmark in Kansas City and then on her own.

She works on a variety of projects in print and licensed products and is both artist and author of several children's books. Her most recent project is a alphabet book for Chronicle, D is for Dress Up. In addition she co-founded Wall Stories which introduces children to art and storytelling through a series of fabric wall stickers and murals. Her licensed images have appeared on products for Pottery Barn, Target, Land of Nod and Crate & Barrel. She currently lives and works in a tiny hamlet on the Hudson River outside New York City.

As Maria says, “I always thought that it was cool to be able to draw what you could see but it was magical to draw what you could feel or imagine. I still think that.”

Maria will be judging our picture book show.

www.mariacarluccio.com

The 3x3 International Illustration Awards Show is open to all illustrators in all countries. There is a separate jury for each of our three shows: Professional, Student and Picture Book. For full details download our Call for Entries pdf, to enter go to our homepage.

Deadline: March 25, 2016