Thursday, September 29, 2022

My Interview in Harper's Bazaar, Serbian Edition

My interview in this month's Harper's Bazaar, Serbian edition.
If you can't read it because you don't speak the language, don't worry, you are not missing much. 



 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Daniel Cole's book "End Game"

I just got the first photographs of Daniel Cole's book "End Game", published by China South Booky Culture Media Co., LTD.

For some strange reason (but I am not complaining), the publisher decided to use part of my A.C. 2020 comics on the cover for the Chinese edition of this best seller.

You can see more of my A.C. 2020 comics here.





Monday, August 22, 2022

Designing for the Olympics

 

On July 8th 2022, the show Designing for the Olympics opened at Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in Munich. The show will be on display through October 3rd, 2022.

In the show, among others, 3 posters from my collection are on display together. They are posters designed for the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic Winter Games by Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Milton Glaser. They are shown in the image below on the top part of the blue wall. Under the posters from my collection, the museum is displaying 8 amazing posters from Bosnian designer and artist Ismar Mujezinovic, who created this series of posters for the same Olympic Games in Sarajevo.

I also donated a few sets of Olympic Games post stamps to the museum and they are on display in the show as well.




 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

My Work Featured in Graphis #373

I am pleased to announce the release of the online version of Graphis Journal #373. This issue of the journal dedicated 18 pages to my work and an interview with me. The printed version of it will soon be available. 

Graphis was founded in 1944 by Walter Herdeg and Dr. Walter Amstutz in Zurich, Switzerland. The magazine was started with the September/October 1944 issue. In 1986, Martin Pedersen purchased the company from Mr. Herdeg and later moved the headquarters to New York City. 










 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Daily Heller: Clearing the COVID Cloud

In today's Daily Heller, Steven Heller is movingly describing his encounter with Covid infection.

"But the most incredible consequence of my particular variant (and I wonder if other sufferers have had the same experience) is that many of my daily disorders, including movement issues and insomnia, simply disappeared. It was as though my system is designed to handle only one major crisis at a time. The fog, while uncomfortable and unknowable, blocked out everything I did not want to deal with, either overtly or covertly. Of course, anyone who is even the slightest bit ill could not care less about fulfilling their daily routines and one-off responsibilities. When the one responsibility you have is fighting and beating the viral enemy and protecting (as best as possible) your family from catching it too, writing Daily Heller columns, meeting deadlines and editing other projects is not as compelling or important."

To illustrate his story, he used two comics from my A.C. 2020 series. "Thanks to Mirko Ilic for generously allowing me to use his AC (After COVID) 2020 comic strips. They are perfect representations of exactly how I was feeling."


 



Friday, June 10, 2022

Graphis Poster Annual Awards

Graphis Poster 2023 competition just announced the winners of their competition. I am glad to share with you that six of my posters got the Graphis Silver Award in the international Poster 2023 and they will be included in Graphis Poster 2023 book. 
 
You can see more images and read about these posters here.
 






 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Blast from the past.

By pure chance, I came across this article from Huffington Post from 2012 announcing an exhibition that explores the influence of the punk movement on art and Graphic design.

The article is illustrated by one of the items in the exhibition, the record cover design I made for the Croatian band Prljavo kazaliste in 1979 with the caption "One of the revolutionary graphics on show".