Friday, July 14, 2017

100 Best Winners to be hung in a NYC gallery

All quarterly show winners are automatically finalists for our year-end 100 Best selection. And this year, for the first time, we’ll be honoring the winners with an exhibit in a gallery here in New York City. And this year the 100 Best Annual will go on newsstands around the globe to further expose their work to the world at large.

You can’t get on the wall without entering our shows, so gather up your work and upload your entries in our CQ49 show. The deadline is July 28th.

And checkout our new entry fee structure which allows you even more opportunities to win.

CQ49 Call for Entries
DL: July 28, 2017

Monday, August 29, 2016

New Books from Lloyd Ziff

We just received a press release about photographer Lloyd Ziff's new boxed-set of books on Los Angeles and New York that are being published this month:

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015 is a remarkable collection of compelling images of life in two of America’s most exciting cities, as seen through the eye of photographer Lloyd Ziff.

This two volume collection encompasses more than 40 years of black/white and color photography. As both cities change before Ziff’s inquiring camera lens, his unique vision emerge, amused and ironic, finding beauty and surprise in daily urban life.

Since 2000, Lloyd Ziff has made photography the sole focus of his career. He has had one man shows in New York City at Danziger Gallery and Robin Rice Gallery, and Earl McGrath Gallery in Los Angeles. His book of photographs, Near North, Photographs of Alaska and The Yukon, was published in 2010, and his photographs have been included in Patti Smith's autobiography, Just Kids , and the anthologies American Photography, Graphis Photography, and The Spirit of Family, by Al and Tipper Gore.

Ziff's photographs have been published in many of the world's most prestigious magazines including Blind Spot, The New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Interview, Kid's Wear (Germany), The Los Angeles Times Magazine, New York, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Wired.

Before he became known as a photographer, Ziff was an award-winning art director/design director of magazines, including Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Condé Nast Traveler, New West, and Rolling Stone. Ziff taught magazine design, photography, and illustration at Art Center College in Pasadena, California, The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and for 13 years at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In 1999, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, his alma mater (1967).

New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: KMW Studio
ISBN-13: 978-0990790846
ISBN-13: 978-0990790853
List Price: $50 each

Monday, March 28, 2016

ICON9 The Bi-Annual Conference for Illustrators

ICON brings together top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives and art buyers to explore The Future of Illustration. A jam-packed four day program brings you:

Scheduled Speakers
The ICON9 presenters include over 50 illustrators, artists and creative professionals to inform, entertain and enlighten you.

Speakers include: Selina Alko, Lilli Carré, Gemma Correll, Eleanor Davis, Henrik Drescher, Camille Rose Garcia, Anita Kunz, Roman Muradov, Moonbot Studios Virtual Tour, Melinda Beck, Kayla E (Nat Brut)., Jessica Hische, Shelly Jackson, Geoff Peveto, Svein Størksen (Magikon Forlag), Paul Windle, Alexandra Zsigmond-New York Times, Sean Qualls, Julia Rothman, Martha Rich, DJ Stout-Pentagram, Michael Thompson, Jonathan Tobin On Orphan Works, Sam Weber, Calvin Wong, Kyle Webster, Ping Zhu and more to be announced.

An Education Symposium 
This two-day Main Stage event features a presentation of papers by a global selection of noted educators culminating in a round-table discussion on traditional and online learning.

Over 24 workshops engage attendees through lectures, studio tours and hands-on activities which run both Wednesday and Thursday. Workshop presenters include Lille Carre, Jessica Hische, Kyle Webster, Paul Windle and Julia Rothman. Registration for workshops begins in early March.

A Roadshow 
This pop-up event and marketplace showcases the work and wares of over 60 exhibiting illustrators and artisans.

Mark Heflin, ICON Director says, “We’ve opened up our final block of tickets at the regular conference price. We do however, have a few discount opportunities for groups of six, and a couple “Two-For-One” discount tickets still available for added savings.” Order your tickets now.

Never been to ICON? Take a look at these two videos. And photos from past conferences.

ICON9 The Illustration Conference
July 6-9, 2016
Austin, Texas
Austin Hilton Hotel

Poster illustration by Eleanor Davis

Friday, September 25, 2015

Designers & Books Fair 2015 - FIT NYC

Designers & Books Fair 2015™ is a must for anyone who is interested in design and loves books.
The Fair focuses on all aspects of design — architecture, experience design, fashion, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, product and industrial design, and urban design — and will feature:
Books on sale from more than 70 different European, Asian, and American publishers and booksellers, including antiquarian dealers. Book giveaways from many publishers, too.
Programs featuring many esteemed speakers including Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Irma Boom, Juliet Kinchin, Peter Bohlin, Philip Pearlman, and Gary Hustwit.
The launch of a new book signing program including “Experiences with Authors,™” where you can win exclusive invitations to special behind-the-scenes activities with your favorite authors — including André Leon Talley, Louise Fili, Julie Iovine, Chip Kidd, and Fern Mallis.

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Exhibition: John E Reeves Great Hall, Friday-Sunday
Programs: Katie Murphy Amphitheater, Saturday-Sunday


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CQ41: Winners Announced

Our judges have completed their work and we're ready to announce the winners for Creative Quarterly 41. Winning entries will be featured in Issue 41 coming out this Spring as well as online.

Judging is always tough, we're looking for the best of the best and this show was no exception. We think you'll agree there are many fine examples of art and design and with our runner-ups as well.

Issue 41 is available for pre-order. It will be shipped in Spring 2016.

View list of winners and runners-up

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CQ40 Winners Announced

Our judges have completed their work and we're ready to announce the winners for Creative Quarterly 40. Winning entries will be featured in Issue 40 coming out this Fall as well as online.

Judging is always tough, we're looking for the best of the best and this show was no exception. We think you'll agree there are many fine examples of art and design and with our runner-ups as well.

View list of winners and runners-up

Thursday, November 20, 2014

100 Best for 2014 Out for Judging

Once again a select panel of judges will select the top 100 entries from the year’s entries in fine art, graphic design, illustration and photography.

Judges were selected from those we profiled during 2014, this year’s judges include Vanessa Eckstein, Blok Design, Toronto; Yann Legendre, illustrator, Paris; Bruce Peterson, photographer, Boston and we hope to have Natan Pernick judge our fine art category.

Judging will be complete in early December, winners will be announced at that time and production will begin on the 2014 100 Best Annual, available in print and digital formats.