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


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Hilton Hotel in Zagreb

Cover and spread from the book about Hilton Hotel in Zagreb, Croatia. It is nice to be in the company of my idols Mihajlo Arsovski and Boris Bucan.



Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Llecture at Maine College of Art, Portland

Friday February 7th, 4-5pm I will give a lecture "Design From Right to Left" at Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, Second floor. The lecture is free and open to the public.

After the lecture, at 5:30pm there will be an opening reception for the Tolerance Poster Show.

I hope I will see you there.

https://www.meca.edu/event/mirko-ilic/?fbclid=IwAR2zMndETzmxH8_NwxjkFaIJ09xdOlZQeLNj3pA_Iuz0PPccIoDn87mgs7Y

Portland, ME

Saturday, February 1, 2020

"Screw The One Who Started It" The Poster and Billboard

The poster and billboard for Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia's production of Mamu mu 
jebem ko je prvi počeo (Screw the one who started it) written by Dejan Dukovski.

"I wrote the text in the early nineties in this region. In some ways, it was a reaction to the view of war from 
a close range. The outrage of this view is also felt in the text. Outraged views of fallen angels. I did not 
want to write about war or comment on politics and military strategies of the time, the text is an homage 
to mythical theatrical situations about love and war, sex and violence. All scenes are replicas of already 
existing scenes of world dramaturgy. I guessed some things ... Like, for example, the young character of
 Shakespeare's Hamlet could have met in the town Wittenberg, the old and knowledgeable but decadent 
Marlowe's Faust. Learned to doubt. As I learned in those years." – Dejan Dukovski





"Screw The One Who Started It'

I just received a few photographs of the billboards and my design for the play Mamu mu jebem ko je prvi počeo (Screw the one who started it) , produced for the JDP Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia.
For more about this project, you can view this link:
https://www.behance.net/…/9073…/Screw-the-One-Who-Started-It




Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Edgar Church Huff Show Card Lettering

I recently acquired these two show lettering cards by Edgar Church Huff (1888 – 1978).

Church maintained his art service studio in the Denver area from about 1910-1965, with the majority of his work – clichés, spot art and custom lettering, produced from 1918-1950. He also created numerous color paintings and landscapes during this time. He was hired on a freelance basis for variegated lettering styles, borders and pen and ink illustrations for ads running in the Colorado Yellow Pages.

Edgar Church was among the few who received a certain amount of acclaim – and some of that recognition today is thanks to Chuck Rozanski, an avid comics collector (drag queen) and founder of Mile High Comics. Church was one of the leading comics collectors in the 20s, 30s and 40s. The two disciplines, comics and graphic design/lettering, were intertwined — and comics splash panels certainly influenced his work.