Friday, December 21, 2018

3x3 Annual 16 Call for Entries is Open

We are pleased to have illustrator Melinda Beck as our Show Chair this year. She’s been busy lining up our judges and so far we have art directors Chad Beckerman, Len Small and Sheri Gee; Creative Director Alissa Levin and Graphic Designer/Illustrator Dave Plunkert. We still have one AD spot to fill. Our esteemed illustrators include Olimpia Zagnoli, Catarina Sobral, Lisk Feng and Aad Goudappel, with two more to be selected.

We are delighted to announce a special student award this year. All student winners are eligible. The Gary Powell Award will receive a one-year mentorship with four leading illustrators in the United Kingdom. Included are a total of four tutorials in-person or via Skype.

Gary Powell (1962-2017) was a leading illustrator and educator in the United Kingdom for over 25 years.

Thanks to Gizem Vural for the delightful image.

It’s never too early to think about the new year, and if you’re considering Uncle Sam and his taxes, entering shows is tax-deductible.

Our shows are open to all illustrators, art directors, editors, publishers in all countries.

3x3 International Illustration Annual No. 16
Deadline: March 22, 2019
Late Deadline: March 29, 2019


Thursday, December 20, 2018

3x3 Directory Cover Selection

We’re almost done with the 2019 edition of the 3x3 Directory. And we're pleased to announce the selection of an image by Jon Krause for the cover. The Directory will be shared with 6,000 art directors and art buyers in America, and selected art directors worldwide.

Cover art by Jon Krause

3x3 Annual 15 - Hot off the Press

We're pleased to announce that the 2018 3x3 International Illustration Annual has left the building. Our printer in Winnipeg has shipped the pre-orders and bulk shipped the Annual to our distributors. We are about three weeks late due to some issues we had reproducing the cover art, but after some help from our printer at The Prolific Group we think everyone will be pleased.

The Annual should make its appearance on newsstands and bookstore by the end of the month or at the very latest the first of January.

You may still order copies of the Annual, either our print or digital editions are available.

We'll have some announcements very soon on next year's show. Stay tuned.

Cover illustration by Brian Stauffer, back cover by Owen Davey