Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New James Jean Catalog Available

Zugzwang is a catalog of new work exhibited at Hidari Zingaro Gallery in Tokyo, curated by Takashi Murakami. Also included in the volume are exploratory and ancillary works created in the same period, as well as process images.

The special slipcase edition features a custom-engineered cloth case with a magnetic enclosure that opens to reveal a foil-embossed letterpress print within. All books feature a newly-designed bookplate, signed and numbered.

The first printing of Zugzwang will be limited to 2000 copies and the slipcase edition to 250 copies. A very limited three-copy edition features Zugzwang in its cloth-covered slipcase and includes both the foil-embossed letterpress print and an original drawing by James.

In addition, each purchase of Zugzwang gives patrons a chance to win an original drawing by James. Buyers of the first edition will have a chance to win one of three original drawings, while each buyer of the special edition will have a chance to win one original drawing. The winners will be selected at random.

Example spreads are available online.

3x3 International Illustration Award Show
- Winners Announced -

In our hurry to get our winner’s announcement out we neglected to post our winners in our blog.

3x3 is pleased to announce the medalists and merit winners for its thirteenth annual illustration competition. With nearly 4,600 entries only 14% were accepted as medalists or merit winners. Winners represented 37 countries including countries beyond the Americas and Europe—China,Vietnam, Egypt, Russia and Turkey to name a few—providing a truly universal look at the world of illustration. 58% of all winners were from the United States, 43% from outside the country.

Winners in the Professional Show include Best of Show, Lucinda Schreiber (Australia) and gold medalists, Coralie Bickford-Smith (United Kingdom) and IC4Design (Japan). Silver medalists include Nik Neves (Brazil) and Emiliano Ponzi (Italy). Bronze medalists were Ella Cohen (Germany), Serge Seidlitz (United Kingdom) and Mark Smith (United Kingdom).

Winners in the Picture Book Show include Best of Show winner Coralie Bickford-Smith (United Kingdom), gold medalists include Yeji Yun (United Kingdom)  and Manica Musil (Slovenia). Silver medals went to Andre Letria (Portugal), Sophie Casson (Canada), Slavka Kolesar (United States) and Kristjana Williams (United Kingdom). Bronze medalists include Teresa Cortez (Portugal), Jihyeon Lee (Korea) and Marion Arbona (France).

Student Show winners included gold medalists Mikayla Butchart, School of Visual Arts, New York; Carolina Celas, Royal College of Art, London and Avery Kua, OCAD University, Toronto. Silver medals went to Chioma Ebinama, School of Visual Arts, New York; Angela Hsieh, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Jenny Lee, School of the Art Institute, Chicago; Erica Mao, Parsons the New School for Design, New York; Chelsea O’Bryne, Emily Carr University of Art and Design,Vancouver; Bailie Rosenlund, Sheridan College, Toronto and Noa Snir, Universität der Kunste, Berlin. Bronze medalists were Dom Civiello, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Taoyu Li, University of Arts, London.

Judges for the 3x3 Professional Show were Ken DeLago, Art Director, Golf Digest; Grace Lee, Art Director Priest+Grace; Irene Gallo, Art Director Tor Books; Lucho Correa, Art Director/Graphic Designer (Colombia); Kiko Farkas, Art Director (Brazil). And illustrators Jing Wei, Brian Rea and Veronica Grech (Spain).

Our 3x3 Picture Show judges were Paul Buckley, Art Director Penguin; Hendrik Helligel, Editor Gestalten Verlag (Germany); Isabelle De Cat, Art Director Penguin (United Kingdom); Ben Newman, illustrator (United Kingdom) and Maria Carluccio.

3x3 Student Show judges included Catherine Gilmore-Barnes, Art Director, New York Times Book Review and illustrator/educators Aya Kakeda, Ian Whadcock (United Kingdom), Jonathan Jay Lee (Hong Kong) and Peter Diamond (Austria).

In addition to our merit and medalist winners we also announced our honorable mention winners which represent 7% of our total entrants. A complete list of winners is on our site.

A big thank you to our judges. And congratulations to our winners.

The 3x3 International Illustration Annual No. 13 will be shipped in December, our eBook edition and website will be available then as well. We're accepting pre-orders for the print edition now.

Cover illustration by Alice Wellinger

Monday, August 1, 2016

Milton Glaser Still Hearts New York

Wonderful article this weekend in The New York Times. A lot of it I had read before but some new, interesting observations about the city, then and now. And a bit of news about a recent project that didn't go so well.