Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Glass Neck

A poster and billboard for the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia's production of The Glass Neck (Vrat od stakla), a new play by Biljana Srbljanović. 
The play is about the relationships between women in a multigenerational family who are forced to abandon their apartment.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The History of Graphic Design: Vol. 2, 1960-Today - Continued

I just received two more spreads containing my work from the new Taschen book The History of Graphic Design: Vol. 2, 1960-Today. This extremely large book was written by Jens Müller and edited by Julius Wiedemann.

The first spread contains my New York Times Op-Ed page designs from 1992-1993:

The second spread features my SVA subway poster from 2008:

You can see more of my work and read more about this book in my previous post.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The History of Graphic Design: Vol. 2, 1960-Today

Taschen just announced the December release of their new book, The History of Graphic Design: Vol. 2, 1960–Today, written by Jens Müller and edited by Julius Wiedemann. This extra large-format 480-page book features "120 biographies of the era's most important designers."

I'm very flattered that the authors of the book included me as one of those 120 designers. My biography is included in the 1980-89 section of the book, while some of my work from other periods is presented throughout the other sections.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

HEAD TO TOE Eroticism in the Polish posters
from Dydo Poster Collection

In the last two books co-authored by Steven Heller and I, Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World and Head to Toe: Nudity in Graphic Design we relied heavily on the Krzysztof Dydo Polish Poster Collection. Because of his generosity, both books have a healthy representation of Polish posters. This year, Krzysztof Dydo also decided to organize a show in his Dydo Poster Gallery based on mine and Steven's selection of Polish posters, which appear in the book Head to Toe: The Nude in Graphic Design.

The show HEAD TO TOE Eroticism in the Polish posters from Dydo Poster Collection is going to be open from September 20 to October 14 2018 at the Dydo Poster Gallery in Kraków.
I hope you will be able to make it.

More information here.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Design of Dissent at TypoPassage Timisoara and the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives

On Sunday, October 7th, we have a lecture and exhibition on the Design of Dissent in Timisoara, Romania. This DoD show is hosted by TypoPassage Timisoara Micro-museum as part of the MAD(E) IN ROMANIA festival. Organized by Ovidiu Hrin, TypoPassage Timisoara "is an open-air micro museum, dedicated to graphic design and the art of shaping letters."

TypoPassage Timisoara will also feature a Tolerance show. We're incredibly grateful for Ovidiu's dedication in organizing both of these shows. This new DoD show is based on the expanded edition. You can see pages from the book on Amazon.

For the first set of traveling shows, and now for this new show, we got lots of original art from the participating artists featured in the book. In order to make them more accessible to students and scholars, these works have been donated to the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at the School of Visual Arts, categorized under the Design of Dissent Collection. Enclosed here is a page from the SVA Visual Arts Journal about this collection.

Read more about the donations and the archive online here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

My Work Featured in New Book, "The Illustration Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters"

I'm very honored that Steven Heller and Gail Anderson decided to feature my work in their upcoming book, The Illustration Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters. I illustrated and designed this series of post stamps and envelopes for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. This project was art directed by Sergio Baradat.

This book "presents 50 of the most inspiring approaches used by masters of the field from across the world. Themes covered include creating characters, symbol and metaphor, illustrated lettering, inventing worlds, and caricature."

The rest of this project can be seen on Behance.

The Illustration Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters will be available for purchase on Amazon on November 13.

Monday, August 27, 2018

25 Years Later, on the Walls of The New York Times

Success is a very relative thing. When the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced earlier this year that they were putting eight of my designs for The New York Times Op-Ed pages in their collection, I was excited.

However, when The New York Times recently decided to frame and put four of my Op-Ed pages in their waiting room, I was thrilled. Especially because at the time when I was the art director for the Op-Ed pages between 1992–1993, not only were there few Mac computers available in the art department, but also there was a big resistance in general to such a radical approach.

When the NYTimes told me that they were going to frame the Op-Ed pages, I didn't know exactly where they were going to put them. Especially, I didn't know that they were going to put them opposite the wall on which they posted some of the best illustrations created for the Op-Ed pages. And I definitely didn't know that two of my illustrations, created in 1991 and '92 (before I became art director) are a part of that wall.