Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Fred Fredericks "Mandrake the Magician" comic

Still collecting pieces of my youth. 
Just got myself a daily comic strip by Fred Fredericks Mandrake the Magician from  9. 7. 1967.  
I was reading this comic when I was very, very young. I especially liked how Fredericks drew Mandrake's tuxedo.

Monday, March 9, 2020

"The Travelling Troupe Šopalović" The Poster and Billboard

My poster and billboard design for Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia's production of Putujuće pozorište Šopalović (The Travelling Troupe Šopalović) written by Ljubomir Simović.

The play takes place during World War II, a traveling theatre company arrives in the occupied Serbian town of Užice.  In the square where the company was supposed to perform, the bodies of murdered people are being displayed, and thats were the story starts.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

"Social Awareness Posters" Workshop

The last day of the Social Awareness Posters workshop with graphic design students from Faculty of Fine Arts and Graphic Design Department at Yeditepe University Istanbul, Turkey.

Workshop coordinators: Associate Prof. Ozlem Mutaf Buyukarman, Associate Prof. Demet Karapinar, and Dr. Gozde Umur. Workshop student assistants: Zeynep Sari, Izel Vesek, Furkan Uzun, and Atilay Askaroglu.

This workshop was made possible with the dedicated effort of Ozlem Mutaf Buyukarman.

Friday, March 6, 2020

"Design from Right to Left" Press

On March 2nd, 2020 I gave a lecture titled "Design from Right to Left" at Yeditepe Üniversitesi Hastanesi in Istanbul, Turkey.

Here are some of the Turkish media coverage of the lecture.

Friday, February 28, 2020

"How to Be a Fascist" book cover

My cover design for the book "How to Be a Fascist - A Manual" by Michela Murgia. 
Art direction by Paul Buckley and published by Penguin Books.
This is a short, bitingly ironic mixture of On Tyranny and The Psychopath Test, Italian political activist Michela Murgia explores the logic that is attracting increasing numbers of voters to right-wing populism. Far from its origins in the 20th century, fascism is once again on the rise in an age of increased connectivity and globalism. Murgia shows how many of the elements of our society that we might think would combat closed-mindedness and xenophobia actually fan the flames. Closing with a “fascistometer” to measure the reader’s own authoritarian inclinations, How to be a Fascist is a refreshingly direct, polemical book that asks us to confront the fascisim in our governments, in our societies, and in our own political leanings.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

"Design from Right to Left" at Yeditepe University​

On March 2nd at 2pm I will give a lecture "Design from Right to Left" at Yeditepe University​ in Istanbul, Turkey. The lecture will be at the Yeditepe campus, in the main building, and it's open to the public.

The lecture is organized by the Yeditepe University Graphic Design Department and is going to be a part of the university's Career Festival week.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

For their 140th anniversary, MUO - Muzej za umjetnost i obrt / Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Croatia, decided to refresh their permanent collection. That refreshment included a section called "Design in Croatia".

I'm very honored that they managed to fit three of my designs in that relatively small space. On top of that, I'm very honored that I'm sharing walls with some of my design idols as Boris Bucan, Ivan Picelj and Mihajl Arsovski.

"Handmade" 1997, theater poster

"Who Sings Over There" 1980, movie poster

"Hero of the Street" 1981, record cover, illiustration by Igor Kordej