Tuesday, August 24, 2021

3x3 Issue 27 On Press

We’re happy to report that the next issue of 3x3 Magazine is at the printer and will be soon in the mail. This issue features Armando Veve, Feifei Ruan and Hudson Christie along with our issue’s ICON, Hanoch Piven. This issue expands to 88-pages to accommodate a new feature on 70s illustrators with the late Jean-Michel Folon as our first and an expanded Seen & Noted section featuring eighteen illustrators. 

Other features include how to find your voice, industry news with an inside look at Olaf Hajek’s work for Meissen Porcelain and a round up of recent show winners from the Art Director’s Club and 3x3 Show 18. And as per usual, our book reviews on new releases in art and design.

It’s not too late to subscribe, we still have a few issues left of Issue 26 featuring Brian Stauffer, Sandra Dionisi, Jon Han and ICON Martha Rich—you won’t miss a single issue if you subscribe now.

And coming up next, Keith Negley, Johanna Goodman and Ivan Canu, with Serge Bloch as our ICON, along with the medalists in 3x3’s International Illustration Annual 18.

Cover illustration by Armando Veve, back cover by Feifei Ruan

Monday, March 22, 2021

Maira Kalman Limited Edition Booklet

Women Holding Things is Maira Kalman's new booklet. The limited edition signed and numbered offering has expired but is still available as a signed first edition.

Proceed will be donated to organizations working to combat hunger including No Kid Hungry, UNICEF and Action Against Hunger.

Women Holding Things
4.25 x 5.5-inches
64-pages, Full-color

Ships in early April

To order

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Remembering Milton Glaser: Virtual Program

Just received a notice from Cooper Union about an upcoming event on February 24th:

A panel of graphic designers discuss the work of Milton Glaser, a 1951 graduate of The Cooper Union.

Gail Anderson
Walter Bernard
Seymour Chwast A’51
Stephen Doyle A’78
Steven Heller
Mirko Ilić
Jonathan Key
Ellen Lupton A’85
Reynold Ruffins A’51
Zipeng Zhu

Milton Glaser, a luminary in the art of graphic design, had an outsized impact on those in his field and beyond. Join us for a discussion of his vast body of work as we honor his incredible legacy. A panel of designers will comment on Glaser's work and his influence. 

This event will be streamed live on The Cooper Union's YouTube channel. Login information will be sent to attendees the day of the event.

This event is sponsored by The Cooper Union and Brooklyn Brewery.

Registration is required. This event, sponsored by The Cooper Union and Brooklyn Brewery, premieres on YouTube and a link will be sent the morning of the program. 

Remembering Milton Glaser
A Virtual Program
February 24, 2021
7-8pm, EST

Thursday, January 28, 2021

3x3 International Illustration Annual
Call for Entries - Now Open

We’re ready to accept entries in our 2021 Show. The judges are lined up, the Call for Entries is online, and in the mail soon.

Thanks first go to Sisi Yu for the wonderful image corresponding to this year’s theme: It’s All About the Art.

And second, to our fine list of art directors and illustrators who have graciously agreed to judge this year’s show. Art Directors Aviva Michaelov, The New Yorker; Stefano Cipolla, L'Espresso magazine and Stéphanie Ponge-Pécout, Psychologies magazine, both from France; Coralie Bickford-Smith, Designer, Penguin Random House, the United Kingdom and Digital Lead Designer, Kory Kennedy, Hearst Enthusiast Group. Our illustrator jury members includes Andrea Ventura, Germany; Jules Julien and Joost Swarte, both from The Netherlands; Éric Giriat, France/Germany and Dale Stephanos.

This year’s jury will judge both the professional and student show in our new streamlined judging process. 

Same expanded categories as in the past giving entrants a more level playing field. Our show is open to all illustrators at all levels in all countries with two distinct categories: Professional and Student—last year our judges reviewed entries from over fifty countries and 114 schools in twenty-three countries. In addition to illustrators our Show is open to all art directors, graphic designers, educators, editors and publishers.

Our Best of Show winner receives a $1500 cash award and gold medal winners receive a $750 cash-value award. Best of Show and Gold Medal winners receive our distinctive 3x3x3-inch cube. All medal and merit winners will be featured in Annual 18 in print and eBook editions as well as our online gallery; Honorable Mentions will be listed in the Annual and displayed online. Art directors receive a complimentary copy of the eBook.

3x3 International Illustration Show No.18
Deadline: March 26, 2021

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Subscribe to 3x3 Magazine - A great gift

The final issue of 2020 is on press, now’s the time to consider subscribing for our next three issues.

We’re excited to be featuring Brian Stauffer, Sandra Dionisi, Jon Han and Martha Rich, ICON in our first issue of the new year. Along with our standard features of surveys, book reviews and our special Seen & Noted section where we showcase artists from around the globe that have caught our eye—some you’ll recognize, others we’ve discovered.

Since 3x3 is now a subscriber-based publication you’ll need to sign up for the year to receive all three issues—individual print copies will not be available*. All subscriptions include a free digital copy in two formats: flip-book so it’s just like thumbing through our magazine and a standard pdf, perfect for the small screen.

And this year, subscribe and receive 10% off your entry fees in our 3x3 International Illustration Show No. 18.

A great gift that keeps on giving.

Subscribe today

3x3 Magazine
8.5 x 11.8-inches
80 pages, plus cover— over 75 illustrations

Cover mockup illustration by Brian Stauffer

*Digital subscriptions and individual digital copies are available throughout the year

Mark your calendars for 3x3 Annual 18

With 3x3 Annual 17 on press and soon to be delivered we’re turning our attention to Annual 18. 

The Call for Entries poster is in the works, Sisi Yu is our artist this year. And we’re gathering our panel of judges which we’ll be announcing soon, so the ball is rolling. 

We’ll be opening up the show in early January for entries, the final deadline is March 26, 2021 with a late deadline of April 2nd.

3x3 International Illustration Show No. 18
Deadline: March 26, 2021

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Italian AI Annual 2021 Call for Entries

The Italian AI Annual 2021 illustration competition celebrate it’s fifteenth showcase and we invite all artists to help us turn Annual 2021 in a truly special edition! 

Set up in 1990 to offer a testimony of the high quality of illustration made in Italy, and relaunched in 2005 to continue in its intent, Annual 2021 is now considered to be one of the most comprehensive publications. 

The 15th anniversary will be crowned by world renown Italian illustrator, cartoonist and artist Lorenzo Mattotti as president of the jury that will select and award the entered works. 

With its 27 Awards in 9 categories, 2 excellence awards offered by LYRA and WACOM and the Toppi Prize worth 1,000 euros, AI Annual 2021 is one of the most inclusive and important showcases of Italian illustration.  

All illustrators who work for the Italian market or Italian illustrators who work with international clients are invited to participate. 

The competition is subject to a fee, but members who are part of Associations in the EIF network can enter work at a reduced rate. Each selected illustrator receives a free copy of the publication with a commercial value of 30 euros. For those who are not selected, we reserve the possibility to purchase the book at a reduced rate. 

Deadline: Monday, December 7, 2020