Monday, September 25, 2023

"Opla Friends" Exhibition

I am pleased to let you know that my poster Oedipus, which I created for the The JDP-Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, is included in the "Opla Friends" exhibition, organized by the Opla Project in Budapest, Hungary. The show opened on September 21, 2023, at the Concert Hall Szimpla Garden in Budapest.

Photos by Fanni Benkő.

You can read more about my JDP posters here.

Friday, September 8, 2023

My JDP Poster Show in Belgrade

I am happy to share with you that today was the opening of my JDP-Yugoslav Drama Theater poster design show in Belgrade, Serbia. 

The posters will be exhibited in front of the Belgrade City Library at Knez Mihailova 56 from today, September 8, until September 19. 

I designed the first poster for the JDP in 2017 for the play "Einstein's Dreams." Since then, my posters have announced every new premiere for the last six seasons. Among them is a new poster for the play "The Disease of Youth" by Ferdinand Brukner, directed by Jovana Tomić. The play will premiere on Saturday, September 16, marking the continuation of this successful and fruitful collaboration. 

Many of these posters were exhibited and awarded around the world. This show also celebrates 75 years of JDP, and our work together. After a decades-long tradition of nurturing strong visuality in graphic design and overall artistic effect on its viewers and the general public, the JDP presents the fruits of this success with this exhibition.

Photos by Stefan Gajić


Friday, September 1, 2023

My SP Designs

A friend of mine from Novi Sad, Serbia sent me a present. It is a single vinyl record (SP) that I designed for a Novi Sad band Labaratorija, "Virgin 69" in 1982. From my hundreds of record designs I think I had the most fun with SPs. Starting with my first SP for Prljavo kazaliste, "My Father Was in the War" in 1979, to my last SP for Rage Against the Machine, "Bulls on Parade" in 1996. The reason for this is probably because at that time everybody paid less attention to SPs than to LPs. That gave me a chance to have a little bit more fun.

And probably for the same reason, some of these SPs are in the MOMA’s collection in New York and were displayed in the Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye show.



Monday, August 28, 2023

35 Most Famous Graphic Designers Of All Time

I was quite surprised when I learned last Friday that my name was listed in the Discover Walks Blog post titled "35 Most Famous Graphic Designers". 

In this article, we highlight the 35 most famous graphic designers of all time. We look at their groundbreaking, innovative and influential works over time. Their designs are reflective of a wide range of styles of graphic design. Some represent minimalist and functional designs, while others are known for their bold and experimental work. Let’s delve into the article.

Despite my relative modesty, I would not dare to put my name on such a short list. On a 500-1000 name-long list, maybe... 


Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Illustration for New York Times Science

Here is my illustration for the front page of today's New York Times Science section, art directed by Rodrigo Honeywell.

The illustration is for the article 'Rethinking the Unthinkable. Some experts want to apply recent neuroscience research to prevent poor decision making that could lead to nuclear war.'
You can see more of my illustration here.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Milton Glasers's 7-UP Poster

My recent acquisition is Milton Glasers's quite rare advertising poster; he didn't do many of these. This one was created in 1971 for 7UP. It is a bit beat up and ripped on the edges, but it is still Milton Glaser. 

You can see more of his work from this period in the Milton Glaser: POP book.


"Star Hawks" by Gil Kane

My recent acquisition is Gil Kane's "Star Hawks" from 1979. It is drawn with markers and has barely any trace of pencil. The only place where there is white-out is on the text bubbles. It seems that the comic is drawn effortlessly, with extreme ease. 
You can read more about Gil Kane here.