Our hope by entering shows like this is to expose more art directors and designers to the incredible talent that is out there. We look at it as advertising not only our magazine but also affording judges to see some of the best illustrators around. By seeing entries such as Shout’s cover for 3x3 they will inevitably gain more respect for what illustrators can bring to the party. And hopefully they can see how much fun it is working with illustrators.
Congratulations to Alessandro for his cover and to all the illustrators who continue to support our efforts.