We're happy to report that the next 3x3 Illustration Annual is at the printer's and we expect delivery in approximately three weeks. Delivery in the States should be around the first of December, in the UK and Europe, by mid-December. All subscriber copies will be mailed directly from the printer.
The 564-page annual is double the size of last year's with a new layout, larger images and credits for the illustrator and art director on each page with full credits in the index. The redesign allows us to make most images full-page and to devote spreads to series of work by individual artists.
This year's cover artist is Alessandro Gottardo, aka Shout and our Educator of the Year is Massachusetts College of Art and Design's instructor Scott Bakal. Scott is being recognized for his many artistic accomplishments as well as his devotion to students. Scott is on the Board of Directors at the Society of Illustrators in New York City and besides his position as Treasurer, he chairs the Student Scholarship Competition and Zankel Scholarship which are the largest illustration student competitions in the world. In 2009, he was also elected to the Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection as a Committee Member at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
The annual will be available on leading newsstands in bookstores in the US, Canada, the UK, parts of Europe and Asia. The annual will also be available this week for purchase online and through Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com after December 1.
Cover artist Shout