Friday, April 28, 2017

Tolerance in Sarajevo

The Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina, just announced the opening of the Tolerance poster show on Monday, May 8th.

The show will opened by: Lars-Gunnar Wigemark (Chief of the EU Delegation in BiH), Marina Finci (Dean of the Academy), and myself, at 12:00 pm in front of the Academy building.
More information about the show here (English coming soon)

Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts

I just got myself two Warren Tufts "Casey Ruggles" Daily Comic Strip from 1953.
These great strips are from the master draftsman himself. I'm mentioning this because he always had trouble meeting deadlines. Despite the fact that he had help from numerous assistants and ghosts: Nick Cardy, Ruben Moreira, Al Plastino and Alex Toth.
Warren Tufts created the comic strip "Casey Ruggles" in 1949.
Sadly he was killed in 1982, in the crash of an airplane of his own design that he was piloting.

More about "Casey Ruggles" here.



I also have an early original of Warren Tufts' "Casey Ruggles" daily comic strip dated 2-9-1950.
Humble beginning this is drawn a year into the creation of "Casey Ruggles." It's not a very impressive drawing considering how over time Warren became more refined and tight and almost graphical in his style.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tolerance Traveling Show in Cetinje, Montenegro

Today was the opening of the Tolerance traveling show in Cetinje Montenegro as apart of the Fluid.
The show will be open tomorrow at Njegoseva Street in front of the Ministry of Culture building.
I would like to give a special thanks to Ana Matic and Lazar for this beautiful show.

Designers of Tolerance posters: Milton Glaser (USA), Yuko Shimizu (Japan), Paula Scher (USA), Novi kolektivizem (Slovenia), Istvan Orosz (Hungary), Peter Bankov (Russia), Jumping He (China), Fons Hickmann m23 (Germany), Michel Bouvet (France), Chaz Maviyanne-Davies (Zimbabwe), Alejandro Magallanes (Mexico), David Tartkover (Israel), Sue Coe (Great Britain), Anette Lenz (France), Tarek Atrissi (Lebanon), Hamza Abdel (Jordan), Mwalimu Saki Mafundikwa (Zimbabwe), Studio Sarp Sozdinler (Turkey), Reza Abedini (Iran), Felipe Taborda (Brazil), Manuel Estrada (Spain), Srdja Dragovic (Montenegro), Xiao Yong (China)

Here are a few pictures from the opening.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia

A few weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised with the announcement by The National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia that they will have an exhibition of posters I designed. The posters are a donation to the library by the American, Aliis Inserviendo Consumor Foundation.

The show will open in the Library’s grand lobby on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, at 12.00.
Unfortunately I will not be in attendance but if you're there I hope you can make it. More about the show here.

Monday, April 17, 2017

National Portrait Gallery

By pure chance, I just found out, I have 15 of pieces of art created for Time Magazine from the 90's in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Collection.
Among others, a cover art portrait of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

Tolerance Poster Show at Fluid Forum.

We're excited to announced that the traveling Tolerance poster show will be traveling to the 5th annual Fluid Design Forum, in Montenegro.

April 26th to May 16th 2017, at Njegoseva Street (Ministry of Culture)
The show will be opened by Yuko Shimizu April 26th 2017, at 12:30pm.
Yuko is one of the participating artist featured in the Tolerance poster show.

Be sure to follow the Fluid Expo at fluid-forum.me, fb.me/fluidForum, and @Fluid_dizajn

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tolerance is More Than Just Tolerating

Steven Heller on his blog The Daily Heller on printmag.com has published a piece on the Tolerance Poster Show.
"Tolerance is easy to say and often hard to do." You can Read 'Tolerance is More than just Tolerating' by Steven Heller here.

Monday, April 3, 2017

'Skyping' with "Flash Gordon"

I just got myself these two surprisingly small daily comic strips of "Flash Gordon" featuring Prince Barin and Emperor Ming 'skyping' each other.

The comic strips were created by Dan Barry and Bob Fujitani in 1985.

Friday, March 31, 2017

GT22, Tolerance in Maribor

This Tuesday March 28th GT22 (Inter(trans)disciplinary laboratory that connects art and culture) from Maribor, Slovenia organized my lecture 'Symbols of Hate' and a pop-up show of posters of Tolerance.

Now they are working on bringing that show out to the streets of Maribor.
I am looking forward to seeing that.

Thank you to everybody who brought this together.

More images by Marko Golnar and more about GT22 here

Monday, March 27, 2017

House of Tolerance - Festival of Tolerance

There Festival is well on its way.

Here are some photos from the House of Tolerance Ljubljana Tolerance Show Opening.

Thank you to all the artist who participated and made Tolerance posters.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Joe Palooka is "Making America Great Again"

I usually buy original comic strips either because I would read them when I was young, or I love how they're drawn.

This comic "Joe Palooka" by Ham Fisher from the 1940s/1950s of which I had never heard of before, I bought exclusively because of the story.

And what a story it is!
Can you imagine in today's syndicated comics?
Now I know why Trump wants to "Make America Great Again."

"Joe Palooka" was an American comic strip about a heavyweight boxing champion, created by cartoonist Ham Fisher in 1921. The strip debuted in 1930 and was carried at its peak by 900 newspapers. The strip was adapted to a short-lived 15-minute CBS radio series, 12 feature-length films, nine Vitaphone film shorts, a 1954 syndicated television series, comic books and merchandise.