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The theme of this issue is about conceptual illustrators. Aad Goudappel, Harry Campbell, and Beppe Giacobbe are our featured artists.
Spotlight features six outstanding examples of conceptual illustrators: Paul Garland, Jon Krause, Jon Reinfurt, Anthony Tremmaglia, Jim Tsinganos, James Yang.
And we’ll have all the gold medalists of this year’s juried 3x3 Professional Show.

David Suter has a peerless ability to create visual koans: For close to four decades, some of the country’s top publications—among them Time and the Chicago Tribune, Harpers, the New York Times and the Washington Post—have employed David Suter. His bold, distinctive work exemplifies set a standard for editorial work. 
I became aware of David’s work through the New York Times and commissioned him to do an advertising campaign back in the 90s. His sharp wit and crisp style worked wonders for our business-to-business client. Back then David could actually send us his final black and white artwork via fax which we then scanned for reproduction. We asked Anna Jane Grossman to have this visual storyteller tell us his story.

What a specific color says about your personality can help determine not only how you position yourself but also how you determine which prospects are the easiest to turn into clients. We polled 469 illustrators around the world and asked them their favorite color, the questions in this issue will help you determine which color you are. And by visiting us online we will explain the significance of your choice. While you might have a favorite color among these four it’s not necessarily the color that best represents who you are.

The art director and illustrator at the New York Times, Matt Dorfman takes us inside his fast-paced world of the Op-Ed page.

Vicki Morgan and Gail Gaynin implore illustrators to realize and capitalize on their true worth. Being proactive, not reactive enhances not only your career but also the respect for the industry as a whole.

Harry Campbell looks at gun control legislation.

It is perhaps personally significant that we end this issue with our 66th illustrator. Having just recently turned that august age, it seems a logical time to reflect on the past, present and future. Ten long years ago, although it passed in the blink of an eye, the idea for 3x3 magazine was born in a tiny bedroom in Queens. Thankfully, a group of illustrators proved eager to support such a new venture. To them I am eternally indebted, as well as to all those who have supported our twenty-two issues. Read more...>>