Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Daily Heller: Clearing the COVID Cloud

In today's Daily Heller, Steven Heller is movingly describing his encounter with Covid infection.

"But the most incredible consequence of my particular variant (and I wonder if other sufferers have had the same experience) is that many of my daily disorders, including movement issues and insomnia, simply disappeared. It was as though my system is designed to handle only one major crisis at a time. The fog, while uncomfortable and unknowable, blocked out everything I did not want to deal with, either overtly or covertly. Of course, anyone who is even the slightest bit ill could not care less about fulfilling their daily routines and one-off responsibilities. When the one responsibility you have is fighting and beating the viral enemy and protecting (as best as possible) your family from catching it too, writing Daily Heller columns, meeting deadlines and editing other projects is not as compelling or important."

To illustrate his story, he used two comics from my A.C. 2020 series. "Thanks to Mirko Ilic for generously allowing me to use his AC (After COVID) 2020 comic strips. They are perfect representations of exactly how I was feeling."


 



Friday, June 10, 2022

Graphis Poster Annual Awards

Graphis Poster 2023 competition just announced the winners of their competition. I am glad to share with you that six of my posters got the Graphis Silver Award in the international Poster 2023 and they will be included in Graphis Poster 2023 book. 
 
You can see more images and read about these posters here.
 






 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Blast from the past.

By pure chance, I came across this article from Huffington Post from 2012 announcing an exhibition that explores the influence of the punk movement on art and Graphic design.

The article is illustrated by one of the items in the exhibition, the record cover design I made for the Croatian band Prljavo kazaliste in 1979 with the caption "One of the revolutionary graphics on show".
 

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

PRINT Awards 2022

 Print Magazine just announced the winners of the annual competition PRINT Awards 2022.

I am happy to share with you that my poster for the theatre play "My Husband" by JDP-Yugoslav Drama Theater has won first place in the Posters + Outdoor category. 

You can see both Cyrillic and Latin versions of the poster
 and read more about the play here.



 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

My Comics in American Illustration 40 Book

For the 40th anniversary American Illustration annual book, the jury selected two of my comics from my visual essay series A.C.2020.

You can see more comics in the series here.





 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

A.C.2020.9

Here are a few more pages from my visual essay A.C.2020.

I created this work to express anxiety and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The visual essay is comprised of self contained single page stories.




Friday, April 15, 2022

My Interview on "Consulting Unplugged"

I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Andrew Pek on his popular podcast and educational platform called "Consulting Unplugged". Known as the "Consultant's Consultant", Andrew Pek is an internationally recognized authority on innovation, design thinking and entrepreneurship. 

From start-ups to mature companies, Andrew has helped organizations such as Bayer, BNP Paribas, Biomerieux, Citi Group, Estee Lauder, Ferring, Intracellular, The Limited, Pfizer and Steelcase become more innovative. Andrew has been invited to speak worldwide and his views on innovative leaders, change management and design thinking have been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, The New York Times, Investor Business Daily, Chicago Tribune and Readers Digest. He is a best selling author of "Stimulated: Habits To Spark Your Creative Genius At Work "​ (Greenleaf Book Group 2008).

I didn't dare watch the interview but if you would like to do it, here is the link.