Thursday, January 31, 2013

3x3 Directory Arrives Stateside

We just got word that the 2013 3x3 Illustration Directory has made it safely across the Pacific and will be on its way to our distributor in Minneapolis for shipping.

We’re about two weeks behind schedule as we had a couple of printing issues to resolve but our folks in Minnesota are getting ready on their end so we should be able to mail Directories in a couple of weeks.

Everyone in the Directory receives a complimentary copy, international deliveries will be shipped to our distributor in London for processing so receipt will be delayed.

If you commission illustration and wish to join our mailing list to receive a complimentary copy, click here we do have a few extra copies. Or request a link to our brand new app.

Cover illustration by Aad Goudappel

Saturday, January 12, 2013


PICTOPLASMA is coming to New York. As Lars Denicke of PICTOPLASMA said, "We run an annual festival for illustration, every fall it takes place in New York, every spring in Berlin. Due to Hurricane Sandy, the latest edition has been postponed to coming February, taking place at Parsons The New Schools for Design Tishman Auditorium."

For more information and to register go to If you registered for the November conference your registration is still valid.

PICTOPLASMA is the world's leading conference on contemporary character design. This year's conference includes a weekend of artists talks, film screenings and  exhibitions. The event’s unique mix of screenings, talks, presentations and parties has proven to be immensely inspiring, while the lively exchange between the various disciplines highlights the importance of contemporary characters in today’s global visual understanding.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Open Studio Fridays: January Portfolio Reviews

Start off the New Year with a Portfolio Review
We're continuing our complimentary Portfolio Reviews with additional dates in January. 
The sessions are held in our Brooklyn studio on Friday, Jan. 11th and Friday, Jan. 18th between 2pm to 4pm. Each session will be a maximum of 30 minutes. Our portfolio reviews are open to all illustrators, you can be a college student, recent graduate or been in the field for years, we're happy to give you honest feedback on your book.
Portfolio reviews will be conducted by the founder, editor and design director of 3x3 Magazine, Charles Hively.  Our studio is located 45-minutes from midtown Manhattan on the F or G line. You'll receive complete directions once you've signed up.

About Charles Hively 
Charles started his career as an illustrator, has founded two award-winning advertising agencies and has worked for major international advertising agencies during his illustrious career. During his career he has commissioned both illustrators and photographers for local, regional and national campaigns. As founder, editor and design director of 3x3 Magazine he is constantly engaged with the world of contemporary illustration and combined with his experience as an former art director and creative director he provides a unique perspective on the field than few can match. He has lectured at important industry events and universities here in the US as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany and has taught senior-level graphic design courses at Parsons The New School for Design. In addition, he is the author of Nuts & Bolts: A Blueprint for a Successful Illustration Career and is currently working on his second book.