Sunday, October 18, 2020

"My Place Under the Sun" Logo

The organization Moje mjesto pod suncem (My Place Under the Sun) originated in Rijeka, Croatia. Their program's primary goal is to provide children below the poverty line with activities that will enable them to grow and develop based on their abilities rather than on the severe social context surrounding them. They offer these kids quality extra-institutional education in the hope that it will boost their self-esteem and self-reflection, and help them realize their full potential.


When I was asked to volunteer my services and create a logo for My Place Under the Sun, I decided to create something child friendly and also something empowering, thats why I created this recognizable image of child as super hero.







Anti-Coronavirus posters

Today on 20th street between 5th and 6th avenues, I was surprised to see, still untouched, the Anti-Coronavirus poster posters I designed and posted more than 6 months ago.

I was one of the artists invited by Poster House and Print magazine to do Anti-Coronavirus poster.


NYC Street Version of the Anti-Coronavirus poster


That was enough for me I wanted the poster/message to appear on less official ad spaces and that way could get attention of more of the community in NYC. I paid to print and distribute poster on Manhattan Bronx and Queens.You will see in the link even David Byrne put my poster on his instagram with a comment.

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-street-version-of-coronavirus-poster.html



Anti-Coronavirus poster in Ljubljana


I also managed to arrange printing and distribution of poster in Ljubljana, Slovena. 

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/04/anti-coronavirus-poster-in-ljubljana.html



Anti-Coronavirus billboards in Zagreb


And also managed to arrange printing and posting of 40 billboards around the city of Zagreb in Croatia.

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/04/anti-coronavirus-billboards-in-zagreb.html


Stay-Sane-Stay-Safe in Breda


The tree installations are traveling through Breda. They are aiming for seven locations in three weeks. I’m very pleased that my poster is one of the posters included in them.

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/05/stay-sane-stay-safe-in-breda.html

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/07/stay-sane-stay-safe-in-breda-3.html


Anti-Coronavirus posters in Belgrade, Serbia


I also managed to arrange printing and posting of 1000 posters around the city of Belgrade in Serbia.


https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/05/anti-coronavirus-posters-in-belgrade.html




Monday, October 5, 2020

14th Golden Bee Global Biennale in Moscow

Here are a few photos from 14th Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design in Moscow. I am very pleased that the Biennale included two of my posters for JDP, Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia in their spectacular show.

More about the JDP posters you can read here and here.








Friday, September 25, 2020

Mighty Thor

Some time ago, I came across the original comics page from Mighty Thor by John Buscema from 1979. Despite the relatively low price, I didn’t buy it. There was nothing special or unique on that page for me.
 

But recently, I came across the original sketch of that same page, and whatever the finished page didn’t have, fluidity, dynamic, energy, this sketch had it. And now, this one is mine.

 




 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Book "Making Posters"

I just received this beautiful book Making Posters by Scott Laserow and Natalia Delgado. 

 "With a special focus on conceptualization, internationally-acclaimed and award-winning designers Natalia Delgado and Scott Laserow takes you though planning, analyzing and creating posters that stop viewers in their tracks. Classic and contemporary examples from around the world show you what can be achieved at the cutting-edge of the medium - from protest and propaganda posters, through pop culture and Swiss style, to animated and interactive designs." 

I am pleased that my posters for JDP, Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia and for SVA, School of Visual Arts in New York City are included in the book among all these posters from amazing artists from around the world.







 

 

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Joe Kubert "Winnie Winkle" Part 2

 

I just acquired another Joe Kubert & the Joe Kubert School Winnie Winkle daily original strip from 1981.
 
Joe Kubert and his influential school of comics artistry took charge of the pioneering soap-opera feature Winnie Winkle to fulfill an objective for "my students [to] gain experience and make a couple of bucks", as Kubert told The Comics Journal in 1994, adding this: "I suddenly found myself doing the whole strip by myself. So I just dropped it."
 
I acquired this comic exclusively because of the last frame, it is so Joe Kubert.
 


 


Friday, September 11, 2020

Creative Quarterly

Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design, No. 59, just announced winners of their competition CQ59, 2020. 

Three of my poster designs Uncle Vanya, Selestina and The Glass Neck, for JDP Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia made the cut.