3×3 is the first publication devoted entirely to the art of contemporary illustration. Published in the United States and distributed worldwide, its sole interest is in sharing what’s shaping international illustration. First it aims 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. Secondly it wants to protect the legacy of the top illustrators in the field, helping the best illustrators advance their careers and to that end offering 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, it aims to promote in every way possible the importance, viability and uniqueness of using illustration in advertising, publishing, corporate, institutional, books and animation. Their juried shows and subsequent printed publications— annuals and curated directory—help accomplish this goal.