Monday, December 5, 2011

3x3 Annual Goes to Press

We’re sending out the 3x3 Illustration Annual No 8 to the printer today. Chock full of excellent work, this 424 page annual displays most of the images in a single page plus this year we’ve added a separate Medalist section where the medal winners from each of our shows is displayed. Best of Show, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners from the professional show, children’s show and student show will appear in the front of the book, merits and distinguished merits will be displayed by category.

You’ll see some familiar names but also bear witness to some of the new talent our judges found around the world. Looking at 6,164 entries, the judges selected 347 winners. The judges were perhaps the most severe with the student show with only 34 winners from 479 entrants entering from 103 schools worldwide. The children’s show showed more winners from any previous show with a mix of 45% coming from outside the US. A frustration was how few animations were entered—this continues to be a small category; a disappointment was how uninspired judges found many of the unpublished entries this year. Perhaps it’s due to the economy, this should be a category along with self-promotion where experimentation can take place. Gallery was stronger this year than in some previous years, advertising was improved and of course, editorial was strong.

Winners receive a complimentary copy of the annual which we hope to have in the mail by the end of the month; international deliveries take a bit longer. We try to have the annual out in mid-December but due to the holidays and a bout with a terrible bug we fell behind. We also have the 480-page 3x3 Illustration Directory going to press later this month for a delivery date of mid-January, so as you can imagine we’ve been quite busy getting a total of 904 pages out the door, not to mention 84-page income survey and 252-pages of Creative Quarterly during the production process.

We’re rounding up next year’s judging panel as we speak and will start accepting entries mid-January for Annual No 9. Mark your calendars: deadline for the professional show is March 2, student show, March 23 and the children’s show, April 20.

Congratulations to all our winners. Look for the annual on selected newsstands worldwide; we’ll also be sending a free digital version of the annual to a select group of art directors and art buyers in the US.

Cover illustration by Bill Mayer


  1. Can't wait to see it! Always fantastic!

  2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  3. giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại thường tín
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại ứng hòa
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại phú xuyên
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại mỹ đức
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại thanh oai
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại đan phượng
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại quốc oai
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại phú thọ
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại sóc sơn
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại nhà bè
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại cần giờ
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại hóc môn
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại củ chi
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại bình chánh
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại bình dương
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại biên hòa
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại huế
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại đà nẵng
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại hưng yên
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại vĩnh phúc
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại phú thọ
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại hải dương
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại quảng ninh
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại thái bình
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại bắc giang
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại thái nguyên
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại nam định
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại thanh hóa
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại hà nam
    giá dịch vụ kế toán thuế tại ninh bình

  4. An obligation of appreciation is all together to share this information. I to a great degree like your post specifically.
    You have amazingly shared a helpful and charming post with people continue sharing attentively look at it chase southwest premier credit card

  5. สมัคร Gmail เป็นบริการฟรีอีเมลสถานที่ทำงานบนระบบ Search Engine ซึ่งมีหน้าตาไม่ต่างอะไรจากลักษณะของ Google เท่าใด เป็นไม่มีลูกเล่น มองเรียบง่ายแม้กระนั้นย้ำที่ความรวดเร็วสำหรับการเข้าถึงเป็นหลัก Gmail มีระบบระเบียบการจัดเก็บที่ดี มีระบบระเบียบค้นหาตามหัวเรื่องจดหมาย ส่งเมล POP 3 ได้ มีระบบระเบียบการปกป้องเชื้อไวรัสที่ดีเลิศ มีระบบระเบียบคุ้มครองปกป้องspam ไว ใช้ง่าย ส่งไฟล์ประกอบง่าย

    สมัคร gmail
    สมัครใช้งาน Gmail
    สมัคร gmail

  6. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work!.
    jogo io online
    free online juegos games
    2player kids

  7. In GbWhatsApp, you get new additional highlights that are not accessible in the first application.
    gbwhatsapp download
    gbwhatsapp apk

  8. It was an amazing article. Realy helpful. Allow me to introduce myself. Myself Bilal. I'm aSEO Expert Let me know if you need any help.

  9. Wouldn't you rather just float around in a pool this summer rather than scrambling to figure out how your target demographic is going to find your website? Want a quick, easy and safe way to increase your visibility while not lifting a finger? Buy Website Traffic and we will send traffic your way. There are many different types of traffic, from our standard website website to targeted by US State Targeted Traffic and category to our premium keyword-driven organic traffic. Something for everyone! With more people out and about during the summer months, Buy mobile visitors to catch them right where they are at.

  10. One of your best prospects might be on vacation standing in a three hour line at Disney right now waiting to ride a rollercoaster and is killing time getting a jump on their business goals trying to find YOU! All Targeted Mobile Traffic comes from iOS and Android devices. You can even target a category!


  11. The sexy women we have with us at our agency atEscorts Service in Vasant Kunj has a unique set of sex talents for their clients. They might even strip your clothes off and give you the best blowjob that you have been longing for! Check our other Services...
    Escorts Service in Vasant Kunj
    Escorts Service in Vasant Kunj
    Escorts Service in Vasant Kunj
    Escorts Service in Vasant Kunj
    Escorts Service in Vasant Kunj
    Escorts Service in Vasant Kunj

  12. CSGO Prime Accounts is a paid or a premium model of CSGO. You could both purchase it or gather it when you reach the 21 ranges of the Private Rank in-game. You have got specific blessings attached to this account. Other than that, you’re most effective matched with other top players when you gain high status in the game. you have got a few high-unique souvenirs to accumulate in the sport, unique sport modes, and many others.


  13. تتميز شركة الرحاب بتوفير عدد كبير من الخدمات المنزلية كمكافحة الحشرات وطرد الحمام وتركيب التكييفات من خلال عماله مدربة على أعلي مستوى وبتكاليف مناسبة جدا للعملاء
    شركة تركيب طارد الحمام بالرياض
    يلجأ الحمام إلى إنشاء عشه في أماكن معينة من المنزل؛ كالأسطح، أو الشرفات، أو عند النوافذ، وهو ما يسبب الكثير من الخسائر المادية، كما أنه يمكن أن يكون وسيلة لنقل الأمراض، لذا يوجد الكثير من الطرق التي يمكن من خلالها طرد الحمام، وهي على النحو
    يتمتع الحمام بقوة سمعية كبيرة؛ فهو قادر على سماع ترددات الأصوات التي يعجز البشر عن سماعها، وهذه الميزة يمكن استخدامها لتكون وسيلة جيدة لطرد الحمام وإزالته من الأماكن التي لا يُحبذ تواجده فيها، عن طريق استخدام جهاز الألترا ساوند الذي يصدر أصواتًا شبيهة بأصوات الحيوانات المفترسة المتنوعة والمسجلة مسبقًا. يتمكن الحمام من سماع الأصوات المزعجة التي يصدرها الجهاز بمجرد تشغيله داخل مساحة على شكل دائرة نصف قطرها 4,000 م، وبالتالي فإنه سيعتقد أن في محيط المنزل خطر فيقرر الابتعاد
    شركة تركيب مكيفات بالرياض
    لقد ازداد الطلب في العصر الحالي على التكييف بشكلٍ كبيرٍ جداً بحيث تعدّدت الأنواع والأشكال للتكييف، وقد ازداد الطلب عليها بشكلٍ كبيرٍ جداً بحيث أصبح التكييف والتبريد يستهلكان جزءاً كبيراً من فاتورة الطاقة في العالم، سواء كان هذا على مستوى المكيّفات المنزلية أو التكييف والتبريد المستخدم في تطبيقات أخرى كالمصانع والخدمات الصحيّة وغيرها، وبفعل هذه التطبيقات المختلفة تنوّعت أشكال التكييف بحيث يمكن لكلّ شخصٍ أن يستخدم النوع المناسب له ولاحتياجاته