Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Final Issue

As we start our eleventh year we are sending the final issue of 3x3 Magazine to press. Eleven years ago today the idea of 3x3 was born in a bedroom in Queens. In the past ten years we’ve produced twenty-two issues featuring sixty-six illustrators as well as 356 illustrators from around the globe in our gallery, showcase and spotlight sections. We’ve profiled leading art directors who favor illustration. We’ve hearlded many of the icons of illustration. We’ve tried to feature only the best of the best. But after ten years, we must pause and ask one question. Are there better ways to fulfill our mission? I feel the time has come to step back, suspend publication of our magazine and explore new directions.

Perhaps too at this stage in my life I hear the ticking clock grow louder There are projects lying dormant on my desk. Books I want to write, monographs to edit and design, podcasts to produce, apps to develop and design projects in the idea-stage that deserve to see fruition.

Without a doubt we will continue to be an active voice in promoting the very best of illustration. Our juried Annual will remain visible on newsstands across the globe. Our site will continue to offer both back issues, blogs, books and annuals and soon new offerings.

We invite you to continue the journey with us. And see where the next ten years takes us. Change is good.

In this final issue we will be featuring Aad Goudappel, Harry Campbell and Beppe Giacobbe as our main featured artists and our Spotlight section will be featuring the conceptual artists Paul Garland, Jon Krause, Jon Reinfurt, Anthony Tremmaglia, Jim Tsinganos and James Yang. Our profile is illustrator, designer and art director Matt Dorfman from The New York Times Op-Ed and our Icon is David Suter who was a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed pages. And our final CareerTalk speaks to the issue of artist's rights. And as a special feature we’ll reproduce the gold medal winners of the 2013 ProShow.

In closing, I’d like to thank all of you who have supported 3x3 Magazine throughout the years and I hope you will continue to support our efforts going forward.

To make sure you get a copy of our final print issue, order today. To order go here. Some back issues are still available as print editions, all issues are available as pdfs and soon apps.

Cover illustration by Aad Goudappel


  1. I am so sad to hear this news... there is no other magazine/annual like 3x3, and it will be really really missed.
    (I hope you change your mind and come back!)

  2. so sad for this news :( 3x3 magazine really made the difference!

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