Wednesday, January 5, 2022

3x3 Issue 28 On Press

We’re happy to report that the next issue of 3x3 Magazine is at the printer and will soon be in the mail. This issue features Keith Negley, Johanna Goodman and Ivan Canu along with our issue’s ICON, Serge Bloch along with our legend the late Roland Topor, as well as our expanded Seen & Noted section featuring eighteen illustrators.

Other features include how to reach out to art directors, a salute to the late Jerry Pinkney and celebrating a series of murals by Melinda Beck and a solo show by Stephanie Wunderlich. And a round up of the latest book releases in art and design.

It’s not too late to subscribe, we still have a few issues left of Issue 26 and 27 featuring Brian Stauffer, Sandra Dionisi, Jon Han, Armando Veve, Feifei Ruan, Hudson Christie and ICONs Martha Rich and Hanoch Piven and legend  Jean-Michel Folon—you won’t miss a single issue if you subscribe now. Subscriptions for 2022 are also open.

And coming up next in 2022, David Plunkert, Gizem Vural and Owen Davey with Steve Brodner as our ICON, and the late Italian illustrator Ferenc Pintér as our Legend.

You make our magazine possible, thank you.

Cover by Johanna Goodman

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

3x3 Annual 19 Jury Announced

We’re pleased to announce this year’s judges for the 3x3 International Illustration Awards Show 19. 

As always we weight our judges on the art direction end so we’re pleased to have Corinne Myller, Art Director-Special Sections, The New York Times; Christine Foltzer, Art Director,; Birthe Steinbeck, Art Director, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Germany; Noël Claro, Product Creative Studio Strategist, Netflix and Fernando Verderi, Creative Director, Vogue Italia, Italy. 

In addition our international line up of distinguished illustrators include Sergiy Maidukov, Ukraine; Andrea Ucini, Denmark; Marta Madureira, Portugal; Armando Veve and Feifei Ruan, the United States. We’ll begin promoting each of our judges in the coming weeks so you can get to know them better. 

All judging is done independently over a two week period. A majority of the judge’s votes are needed to make it into our show. Our show is open to all illustrators, art directors, publishers, educators, students in all countries for commissioned, no-commissioned and personal work produced or published prior to our show deadline. 

3x3 International Illustration Annual No. 19
Deadline: March 25, 2022 (midnight EST)
Late Deadline: April 1, 2022 (late fees apply)

Watch for our Call for Entries, coming soon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

3x3 Issue 27 On Press

We’re happy to report that the next issue of 3x3 Magazine is at the printer and will be soon in the mail. This issue features Armando Veve, Feifei Ruan and Hudson Christie along with our issue’s ICON, Hanoch Piven. This issue expands to 88-pages to accommodate a new feature on 70s illustrators with the late Jean-Michel Folon as our first and an expanded Seen & Noted section featuring eighteen illustrators. 

Other features include how to find your voice, industry news with an inside look at Olaf Hajek’s work for Meissen Porcelain and a round up of recent show winners from the Art Director’s Club and 3x3 Show 18. And as per usual, our book reviews on new releases in art and design.

It’s not too late to subscribe, we still have a few issues left of Issue 26 featuring Brian Stauffer, Sandra Dionisi, Jon Han and ICON Martha Rich—you won’t miss a single issue if you subscribe now.

And coming up next, Keith Negley, Johanna Goodman and Ivan Canu, with Serge Bloch as our ICON, along with the medalists in 3x3’s International Illustration Annual 18.

Cover illustration by Armando Veve, back cover by Feifei Ruan

Monday, March 22, 2021

Maira Kalman Limited Edition Booklet

Women Holding Things is Maira Kalman's new booklet. The limited edition signed and numbered offering has expired but is still available as a signed first edition.

Proceed will be donated to organizations working to combat hunger including No Kid Hungry, UNICEF and Action Against Hunger.

Women Holding Things
4.25 x 5.5-inches
64-pages, Full-color

Ships in early April

To order

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Remembering Milton Glaser: Virtual Program

Just received a notice from Cooper Union about an upcoming event on February 24th:

A panel of graphic designers discuss the work of Milton Glaser, a 1951 graduate of The Cooper Union.

Gail Anderson
Walter Bernard
Seymour Chwast A’51
Stephen Doyle A’78
Steven Heller
Mirko Ilić
Jonathan Key
Ellen Lupton A’85
Reynold Ruffins A’51
Zipeng Zhu

Milton Glaser, a luminary in the art of graphic design, had an outsized impact on those in his field and beyond. Join us for a discussion of his vast body of work as we honor his incredible legacy. A panel of designers will comment on Glaser's work and his influence. 

This event will be streamed live on The Cooper Union's YouTube channel. Login information will be sent to attendees the day of the event.

This event is sponsored by The Cooper Union and Brooklyn Brewery.

Registration is required. This event, sponsored by The Cooper Union and Brooklyn Brewery, premieres on YouTube and a link will be sent the morning of the program. 

Remembering Milton Glaser
A Virtual Program
February 24, 2021
7-8pm, EST

Thursday, January 28, 2021

3x3 International Illustration Annual
Call for Entries - Now Open

We’re ready to accept entries in our 2021 Show. The judges are lined up, the Call for Entries is online, and in the mail soon.

Thanks first go to Sisi Yu for the wonderful image corresponding to this year’s theme: It’s All About the Art.

And second, to our fine list of art directors and illustrators who have graciously agreed to judge this year’s show. Art Directors Aviva Michaelov, The New Yorker; Stefano Cipolla, L'Espresso magazine and Stéphanie Ponge-Pécout, Psychologies magazine, both from France; Coralie Bickford-Smith, Designer, Penguin Random House, the United Kingdom and Digital Lead Designer, Kory Kennedy, Hearst Enthusiast Group. Our illustrator jury members includes Andrea Ventura, Germany; Jules Julien and Joost Swarte, both from The Netherlands; Éric Giriat, France/Germany and Dale Stephanos.

This year’s jury will judge both the professional and student show in our new streamlined judging process. 

Same expanded categories as in the past giving entrants a more level playing field. Our show is open to all illustrators at all levels in all countries with two distinct categories: Professional and Student—last year our judges reviewed entries from over fifty countries and 114 schools in twenty-three countries. In addition to illustrators our Show is open to all art directors, graphic designers, educators, editors and publishers.

Our Best of Show winner receives a $1500 cash award and gold medal winners receive a $750 cash-value award. Best of Show and Gold Medal winners receive our distinctive 3x3x3-inch cube. All medal and merit winners will be featured in Annual 18 in print and eBook editions as well as our online gallery; Honorable Mentions will be listed in the Annual and displayed online. Art directors receive a complimentary copy of the eBook.

3x3 International Illustration Show No.18
Deadline: March 26, 2021

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Subscribe to 3x3 Magazine - A great gift

The final issue of 2020 is on press, now’s the time to consider subscribing for our next three issues.

We’re excited to be featuring Brian Stauffer, Sandra Dionisi, Jon Han and Martha Rich, ICON in our first issue of the new year. Along with our standard features of surveys, book reviews and our special Seen & Noted section where we showcase artists from around the globe that have caught our eye—some you’ll recognize, others we’ve discovered.

Since 3x3 is now a subscriber-based publication you’ll need to sign up for the year to receive all three issues—individual print copies will not be available*. All subscriptions include a free digital copy in two formats: flip-book so it’s just like thumbing through our magazine and a standard pdf, perfect for the small screen.

And this year, subscribe and receive 10% off your entry fees in our 3x3 International Illustration Show No. 18.

A great gift that keeps on giving.

Subscribe today

3x3 Magazine
8.5 x 11.8-inches
80 pages, plus cover— over 75 illustrations

Cover mockup illustration by Brian Stauffer

*Digital subscriptions and individual digital copies are available throughout the year