3x3 Illustration Directory

About Illo 19

Mockup of 3x3 Illustration Directory 2021 in an eReader. Cover image by Davide Bonazzi

Our 3x3 Illustration Directory is sent free to art directors and art buyers who commission illustration. Available in either print, PDF or as an eBook, the 3x3 Illustration Directory is unlike many directories.

First, ours is curated—we invite those illustrators we feel represent the best of contemporary illustration. Our small size makes it portable and the twelve categories make it easy to find illustrators for a given project. And the curated aspect means only the best work is being offered. It’s no wonder we’re getting rave reviews from art directors who use our Directory.

If you’re not on our mailing list, or you need an extra copy please
contact us, supplies are limited but we’ll do our best to get one out to you. But remember our free copies are only available to those who commission illustration. Request a print copy or PDF or check out our ebook.

About 3x3

3x3 is the only publication devoted entirely to the worldwide art of contemporary illustration. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, we are interested in what’s shaping international illustration.

Our Mission is 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 the current time period. In this digital age it is too easy to lose track of an individual’s work. With 3x3 the information is on your bookshelf, letting you update your knowledge of a particular artist you may have found on the web. 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 portfolio reviews, webinars, conferences and affordable books 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, editorial, publishing, corporate, institutional, books and animation. Our juried shows and subsequent printed annuals help accomplish this goal. If you love illustration then you will want to collect past issues of our award-winning magazine and our yearly Annual. You’ll also find us on the newsstands of leading bookstores throughout the US and Canada as well as Europe and Asia.