Simon Shaw’s artwork featured on 3×3 Illo 2020 cover

Simon Shaw is honoured to have been featured on the cover of this year’s coveted 3×3 illustration directory. The paid directory is curated, only featuring artists seen to ‘represent of the best of contemporary illustration’ by the 3×3 team.


“It is such an honour to have my work chosen to appear on the cover,” says Simon. “To think that 3×3 thought my work was worthy of such a position when there are so many amazing artists in the directory blows me away.”


The featured image is called Freedom, and depicts the need to free ourselves from life when we feel stuck and can’t move in the direction we desire. Something close to the hearts of many creatives.



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Simon has been following 3×3 since it began back in 2003 and felt privileged to be part of the Watermark Creative team that won best in show at the 3×3 awards in 2018.

See more of Simon’s work in his portfolio.


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