x 3

the magazine of contemporary illustration       { founded 2003 }     celebrating our tenth year

Welcome. 3x3 is the first publication devoted entirely to the art of contemporary illustration. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, our sole interest is in sharing what’s shaping international illustration.

Our Mission. To preserve, protect and promote illustration in all its forms.

First we want to preserve today’s illustration by producing printed forms of communication to enable future generations to get a glance at what illustrators were doing during this time period. In this digital age it is too easy to lose track of an individual’s work, to search through past archives looking for information about an artist or specific project is time-consuming. With 3x3 the information is on your bookshelf or with our digital copies, desktop, letting you update your knowledge of a particular artist of interest. The two work hand-in-hand to provide a record of achievement.

Secondly we want to protect the legacy of the top illustrators in the field. Our interest is in helping the best illustrators advance their careers and to that end we offer conferences, podcasts, portfolio reviews, workshops and affordable magazines and books, in print and digital editions, to help the next generation of illustrators learn from the experiences of the current generation.

Lastly, we want to promote in every way possible the importance, viability and uniqueness of using illustration in advertising, publishing, corporate, institutional, books and animation. Our juried shows and subsequent printed publications— annuals and curated directory—help accomplish this goal.
What’s happening right now at 3x3.

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