Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Preface for Beppe Giacobbe's New Book

Just got the low-res pdf of Beppe Giacobbe’s new monograph published by Lazy Dog Press in Milan and excited to see my preface in Italian. No, I don’t speak Italian but thanks to the editor Debbie Bibo she had my words translated.

I was honored to have been asked to write something about Beppe’s work which I’ve admired for a long time. And enjoyed meeting him when he came to the studio for lunch some years ago.

Art direction was by Massimo Pitis with design and layout by Massimo with Federica Marziale, translations by Alta L. Price, copyediting by Laura Maggioni and printing by Tipolitografia Campisi, Venice, Italy.

Available direct from Lazy Dog

3x3 Illustration Directory Going to Press

We’re putting the finishing touches on the 2014 3x3 Illustration Directory. Chock full of wonderful illustrations in thirteen separate categories from illustrators all over the world. Sent exclusively to art buyers and art directors in the United States, this complimentary Directory is gaining in popularity. Art directors like it for the curated artwork, the portable size and the simple one-image-per-page design. Art buyers like the selection and variety of illustrators, the categories and the new app. If you’re a working art director you may sign up to receive your free copy coming out at the first of the year.

Illustrators like it for many of the same reasons and appreciate the affordability. Artists for the Directory are selected from entrants in our three shows; we also do special invites to new artists we’ve seen in print or online.

Each year we select an image from the Directory to feature on the cover, this year it’s an image from Belgian illustrator, Klaas Verplancke.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Issue 22 on Newsstands Now

Issue 22 is on newsstands now. Grab your issue before they sell out as it’s our final magazine issue—when they’re gone they’re gone. Of course we’ll always have digital copies but once the print issue is sold out there aren’t any more. If you can’t find the issue on the newsstand you can certainly order one in our shop. Demand has been high but there are still a limited number of copies for sale.

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.

Writers in this issue include Klaas Verplancke, Tim O'Brien, Valeria Petrone and our staff writer Anna Jane Grossman. A special thank you to both Vicki Morgan and Gail Gaynin who so generously produced our CareerTalk features. Thanks also to Aad for the striking cover.