Sunday, December 9, 2012

Issue 20 Goes to Press

Great news, we’ve finished the next issue of 3x3 which features Jonathan Bartlett, Mark Smith from the UK and Wesley Allsbrook. And as a part of our redesign we’ll exhibit the winners of the 3x3 Student Show.

Since we’re focussing on young illustrators in this issue we chose a number of illustrators that have caught our eye and in addition to Jonathan, Mark and Wesley we’re showing the work of Jude Buffum, Peter Diamond from Austria, Aya Kakeda, Shannon May, Keith Negley and Yeji Yun from South Korea. And as part of CareerTalk we have an interview with Victo Ngai; rounding out the issue is our profile of Andrew J Nilsen, SF Weekly, Part Two of our Social Media Survey and our Icon is David Sandlin who is also our Educator/Illustrator for 2012.

With the holidays we should be on the shelves at the end of the month or first of January. You can pre-order your copy now online, or better yet save 20% off the newsstand price by subscribing. Full details online.

Cover illustration by Jonathan Bartlett

Saturday, December 8, 2012

3x3 Names David Sandlin
Educator/Illustrator for 2012

Education has always been important to David Sandlin. Growing up Belfast, Northern Ireland he drove himself to be the best student in primary school so he could win free tickets to the natural history museum. He had calculus and French under his belt before he was fifteen. And graduated high school in America with honors when he was sixteen.

His early introduction to art was thanks to his mother’s interest in horror comics and like any little kid he’d start copying them along with images from his illustrated children’s Bible.

He once seriously considered a major in math before being lead to the art path by one of his 
college art teachers.

All these experiences helped form both his current artistic sensibilities and his desire to help students find the part of the visual world that engages them most completely.

Sandlin has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts since 1982 and also began working in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program in 1999.

Sandlin’s art first appeared in New York on the streets of the Lower East Side, in the form of hand-screened political posters and prints advertising local art and music events. His comics have appeared in RAW, Strappazin, Blab, Nozone, Zero Zero and other publications. He has also published illustrations in The New Yorker and The New York Times and recently completed an advertising campaign for SVA. Sandlin has exhibited his prints, paintings, books and installations throughout the United States and in Europe, Japan, and Australia.

We are pleased to name David Sandlin our 3x3 Illustrator:Educator of the Year, 2012.

Our complete interview with David will appear in our next issue, Issue 20 as will as the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 9.

Painting by David Sandlin

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Perhaps the Perfect Christmas Present

Looking for a gift for someone on your Christmas list? Or how about a gift for your favorite art director? Or just a little something for yourself? Might we suggest a gift subscription to 3x3 Magazine. There’ll be gift for them and something special for you.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year at a price that is affordable. Just $54 for a year-long subscription to 3x3—save 20% off the cover price. Or you can order a digital version for just $27.99—that’s almost 60% off the cover price. And if you order a print subscription for someone, we’ll send you the digital version free—this offer expires on December 17.

It’s so easy and safe with our new ordering process and if you tell us it’s a gift we’ll be sure to include a specially-designed gift card announcing that you’re the gift-giver.

Be sure to order soon, we’ll need your order no later than December 17th to make sure it gets in the mail.

So what’s stopping you, it’s a great gift full of great art, wonderful stories about illustrators, career advice, profiles, the results from each of our shows and great peeks inside studios—perfect for under any visual person’s tree. Just click here to order. Perfect.

From all of us here at 3x3 we wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season and an ever brighter new year.

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