Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Head to Toe Featured on Typeroom

Mine and Steven Heller's book, Head to Toe: The Nude in Graphic Design featured on Typeroom. We spoke about the book, our favorite examples of nudity throughout graphic design history, and the cultural status of the human figure today. Thanks to Loukas Karnis for putting this together.

Read the full piece here.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Zagrem Film poster c. 1957

My newest acquisition is a movie poster c. 1957 featuring eight short animated movies by "Zagreb Film". Among others, the poster features an animation by Dusan Vukotic, who a few years later won an Oscar for his animated movie "Ersatz". This unusual poster is designed by someone who signed his name in the upper right corner as "BR".

Monday, July 2, 2018

Boris Bucan Poster c. 1967

I also acquired one of the earlier, if not one of the first, Boris Bucan posters from 1967. The poster is for the film "Protest" directed by Fadil Hadzic.

"Slogans" Poster by Oddly Head

As you noticed, lately, I'm acquiring posters.
This poster, "Slogans", designed by Oddly Head, I purchased to remind myself and my designer friends about the real purpose of activism.

Did I mention that the poster is numbered and signed?

Friday, June 29, 2018

Mihajlo Arsovski Movie Posters c. 1966

I also acquired these seven Western film posters from c. 1966. These are designed by Macedonia-born Croatian artist Mihajlo Arsovski (b. 1937). For Western movie posters, from 1966, this is an extremely unusual look. They look more like Punk-Rock concert posters from the late 1970s. Furthermore, printing in silkscreen is quite an unexpected technique for movie posters.

Read more about Arsovski's work here.

Aleksandar Srnec Movie Posters c. 1966

I just received these two quite unusual avant-garde—especially for a western movie—film posters from c. 1966. The posters are designed by Croatian artist Aleksandar Srnec (1924 – 2010).

The posters are printed in silkscreen—quite unusual for movie posters. They are also folded in quarters because that's how they were distributed to theaters at the time.

Read Aleksandar Srnec's bio here.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Blockchain Illustrations for The New York Times

My illustrations in today's Dealbook section of The New York Times.
Art direction by Corinne Myller.
More illustrations here.