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.

Workshops 
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
www.theillustrationconference.org

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

Details: designbookfair.com

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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Creative Quarterly Covers Win in HOW International Design Annual

Once again HOW International Design Annual selects work done for Creative Quarterly, and once again it is a series of covers that are the winners.

Our cover images are provided by our winners as their source for inspiration; this year graphic design student Rachel Kosbab, Tyler School of Art; illustrator Jonny Ruzzo and Avital Manor, illustrator from Israel provided the winning images. Congratulations to them all.

In addition, our sister publication 3x3 Magazine won for their 3x3 Illustration Directory app, cover for Issue 22 by Aad Goudappel and an op-art piece by Harry Campbell.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CQ38 International Call for Entries

It’s harvest time. 
Time to gather the latest fruits of your labor and ship them our way. 
Naturally, we’re looking for your best crop of ideas. 
It’s easy as pie to enter. 
Deadline, midnight October 31, 2014.
No late shipments accepted. 

Creative Quarterly was recently named one of the top 100 art and design publications in the world. CQ accepts professional and student entries from all parts of the globe. Categories include advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration and fine art. Entry fees for Professionals are $30 per single entry, $55 per series—3 to 5 images for all published work, $20/$45 for unpublished work; for recent graduates (from the last three years), $15/$45 and for current undergraduates or post graduate students, $10 per single entry, $20 for a series. Winners will appear in the Winter issue of Creative Quarterly and be exhibited in our online gallery. Check out our current list of winners. 

Deadline: October 31, 2014