ADVERTISING INFORMATION

DEADLINES FOR ILLO #3:

ARTWORK DUE:
OCTOBER 15, 2009

STREET DATE: DECEMBER 15, 2009

Please contact Daniel Zimmer for our current rates and media kit.

Call 314-577-6768 or email illomag@gmail.com


All ads must be provided as Macintosh compatible computer files on disk or via email. All ads should be in CMYK, 350 dpi. Be sure to include all relevant linked files and typefaces on the disk.

ALL ADVERTISING MUST BE PRE-PAID, PLEASE.
Checks payable to The Illustrated Press, Inc. must accompany your files.

The Illustrated Press, Inc.
3640 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-577-6768

ABOUT THE MAGAZINE
ILLO unites all corners of contemporary illustration into one dynamic publication. While many graphic design magazines may mention illustration as an aside—or include profiles on notable artists or repetitive “how-to” articles on technique—no single publication has focused exclusively on the field. Until now. From pen-and-ink to scratch board to photo montage—to cutting-edge 3-D animation—ILLO covers the spectrum.

Timely, informative articles on new styles, techniques, and points-of-view keep ILLO's readers ahead of the pack. Regular columns on legal issues, the freelance scene, new business opportunities, software and book reviews, and competition announcements round out every issue. With its lush production values and inspired design, ILLO is much more than a trade magazine. It is a complete industry resource.

OUR READERS
ILLO's readers are students and seasoned professionals, educators and art directors. They are serious about the art and craft of illustration, and they are committed to making art that communicates. This group hungers for new tips and techniques, inspiration, and fresh perspectives. They are looking to refine their craft through new tools, tips, and perspectives. ILLO provides them with the industry-leading news, views, and information needed to help these professionals grow and expand their business.

CIRCULATION and DISTRIBUTION
10,000 copies of ILLO #1 will be distributed through numerous distributors, including SourceInterlink, one of the nation’s largest magazine distributors, as well as Diamond Comic Distributors, Small Changes, Ubiquity Distributors, Bud Plant Comic Art, and many other independent book stores and newsstands.

SUBSCRIPTION BASE
With over 1000 subscribers and climbing, response to the first issues of ILLO have been extremely positive. The field is craving this sort of publication, and there will be rapid growth once the magazine moves throughout the industry.

WHO SHOULD ADVERTISE IN ILLO?
• Material manufacturers who make paints, brushes, pastels, airbrush equipment, fine papers, or other studio accessories. ILLO's readers are serious, professional craftsmen in search of the best available products. Due to their high volume of work, these artists buy new materials on a regular basis. They want to read your ads and learn about your products—and are not likely to skip past them.

• Software companies that specialize in drawing and painting applications, image re-touching, 3-D modeling and rendering, or even billing and accounting. All these tools have found their way into the contemporary illustrator’s studio—and our readers want to know all about them. Peripheral items such as drawing tablets, ergonomic keyboards, and other input devices are also in high demand.

• Artist’s representatives looking to promote their talent. ILLO's free mailings to the industry’s top creatives will put your artist’s work in front of key decision-makers in a unique way. Unlike bulky annuals, which are unwieldy and difficult to flip through, our format is accessible and efficient. Designed for repeat viewing, your ad will be seen over and over again.

• Printing companies that help produce promotional items such as postcards, posters, brochures, business cards, and more. Self-promotion is more important now than ever, and our readers need their services to reach new clients.

• Publishers of reference books, annuals, videos, or other material of interest to illustrators.

• Art schools, Workshops, and Conferences who are interested in reaching new attendees. Our readers are constantly honing their skills, attending inspring workshops, or taking new classes. Let them know about what you have to offer.