Wednesday, September 22, 2021

My Work in American Illustration 39

With some delay, I finally received the American Illustration 39 book. The book is not only beautifully designed, full of beautiful illustrations, but also includes two of my illustrations of theatre posters created for plays Lorenzaccio (Lorencačo) and Uncle Vanya (Ujka Vanja) produced by JDP-Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia.

You can see more of my posters for Yugoslav Drama Theatre here.


Monday, September 13, 2021

The Opening of the "From History of Human Stupidity"

Here are a few photos from the opening of my show From History of Human Stupidity at Gallery HDD - Hrvatsko dizajnersko društvo / Croatian Designers Association in Zagreb, Croatia.

The show is going to be open till October 1st, 2021. 


Thursday, September 9, 2021

"From History of Human Stupidity"

Today, at Gallery HDD - Hrvatsko dizajnersko društvo / Croatian Designers Association in Zagreb, is the opening of the show of my work. The show is titled From History of Human Stupidity

The concept of the show and selection of the work is by Marko Golub. 

The show is going to be open till October 1st, 2021.

Friday, September 3, 2021

#7 Modesty Blaise by Jim Holdaway

In one of my last posts about comics, I mentioned how I envy artists who can create perfect drawings with seemingly random and out-of-control lines.

I think this original from Modesty Blaise by Jim Holdaway, from 1965 is a great example. By the way, there is no one single correction on this strip.


The Daily Heller

The Daily Heller: A Poster Pattern for Sarajevo

In 2014, Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilíc, among other artists, were invited by the "Sarajevo 1914–2014" project to create posters as part of an anniversary celebration. Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, represents the meeting point of civilizations, cultures and religions. Glaser came up with the idea for each designer to create posters that work side by side together, "meeting" each other to form one grand image. 

For Glaser and Ilíc's posters, "We divided the letters of the word Sarajevo," Ilíc explains. "Milton got 'A,' 'J,' 'V' and 'O,' and I took the letters 'R,' 'A' and 'E.' We split the letter 'S.'"

Glaser created his poster first, and it looked very modern. "I decided that I would create an 'old' poster," Ilíc says. The work was about Sarajevo, 100 years ago. "For that I decided to create posters with the look of filigree, and crochet both, for which Sarajevo was well-known."

With a little back and forth, they managed to harmoniously match the posters in color and looks. Below are a few possible poster combinations.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

#6 Modesty Blaise by Jim Holdaway

I always envy comics artists who can create seemingly random and out-of-control lines for perfect drawings. 

Two of them, Yaroslav Horak of James Bond, Jim Holdaway of Modesty Blaise are English. 
If you need any proof, just look at Jim Holdaway's signature. Of course, I also love Modesty Blaise comics because of his characters. But sometimes in the rush of lines and deadlines, artists lose track of some other aspects of the drawing. 
A good example is this strip of Modesty Blaise's episode "Galley Slaves" from 1968. Just look how small M-16 is in comparison to the person in the middle frame. It looks like he is holding a toy gun. But then, who cares. Just look at how simple and beautiful the drawing of Modesty's hand is in the last frame of the comic.
You can see more Modesty Blaise original strips here1, here2, here3, here4 and here5.


Thursday, August 19, 2021

The Move "Sretno dijete" (Happy Child)

In 2003, I was asked by Igor Mirkovic to appear on his documentary Sretno dijete (Happy Child). The documentary was about the beginning of the Punk and New wave in my home town Zagreb/Croatia. After the documentary was done, Igor asked me to design the poster for it. 

I decided to ask the photographer to take photos of the coffee shop Zvecka where we were hanging out and from which everything all started. Also I was trying to figure out something very punk in the attitude, not necessarily in the look. I came up with the idea to create a glued fold on the poster. That way, the poster became square-shaped and it looked more like a record cover. And to see the title and the main part of the image, one needed to lift up the fold. 

Of course, there was also a little provocation here. Lifting up the thing in the middle you will make a happy child.