Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Print Magazine Power Issue

For the upcoming Power Issue of Print magazine, Ben King, Art director of Print magazine, asked me to reinterpret one of the classic graphics created by Philippe Vermes during the 1968 French protests (on the bottom) .

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


See my new post in Imprint blog.

Mad Man: The Long Strange Tale of Kim Jong-Il's Advertising Career

Monday, December 19, 2011

Crisis Magazine

Our new "99%" cover for the NAACP Crisis Magazine just got published.
We created the cover with art director of Crisis Magazine, Wayne Fitzpatrick.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Typographic Posters

One of the best sites for typographic posters, typographicposters.com, just created a new site in which our work is featured: http://www.typographicposters.com/mirko-ilic/

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Design of Dissent

On January 26, 2012, Michael Robinson will be hosting a panel discussion with Milton Glaser and I. The discussion will be based on our book The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics and current events. The panel discussion will be hosted by Open Center.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Diplomat Magazine

Art director, Jeannine Saba, of Diplomat Magazine just sent us these photographs of herself with Jaap Biemans' Cover Junkie Magazine which is based on his website Cover Junkie. It features an illustration I created for Jeannine.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The fifth edition of Typographic Design: Form and Communication 
by Rob Carter, Ben Day, and Philip Meggs (it is extremely unusual that there is a fifth edition for books about graphic design) features two of our designs: our design for NY Times Arts and Leisure "The Year in Culture" and our spread from the Rizzoli book Elvis + Marilyn 2x Immortal. Typographic Design: Form and Communication is very informative and I highly recommend it.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Louis Silverstein

Yesterday I was saddened to find out Louis Silverstein had died. He was 92. Louis is known for his brilliant contributions to newspaper design. As a creative director of the New York Times, he gave many people the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. I was fortunate to have the privilege of working with him on creating department headings for Metro Plus, which he kindly included in his book "Newspaper Design For The Times" published in 1990 by Nostrand Reinhold. Steven Heller, another beneficiary of Louis' guidance, wrote a poignant post on the life of this influential man. Read the article here.

Ransom Note

Dallas Graham and I created this ransom note in hopes of getting some money back from
Wall Street (good luck!). The note is created out of bits of logos from different banks and
financial institutions.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Joule, Dallas

Our long-time client, The Joule, Dallas hotel started working on the expansion of their hotel, restaurant and spa, designed by Tihany Design. They just started putting up the artwork we created for the scaffolding around the construction site.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cetinje, Montenegro

On 9 December in Cetinje, Montenegro, I will be opening two shows: Milton Glaser's "Drawing is Thinking" and Penguin Books (U.S.) book cover show "Penguin 75." Also, on the same day, I will be introducing the documentary film about Milton Glaser "To Inform & Delight" directed by Wendy Keys. These events were organized by Ana Matic, professor at Faculty of Fine Arts Cetinje (she designed the poster below, too). See you there!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Behance Network

The editorial team of Behance Network featured one of our projects. It will be appearing on the front page of their site "Illustration Served."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stolen Artwork

An original piece of art "Training of Terrorists" by Mirko Ilic has been stolen from his retrospective exhibition "1975 – 2011: Comics, Illustration, Design, Multimedia" held in the gallery "Meander" of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad, Serbia. The actual market value of the artwork is estimated to be 4000-5000 Euros. All the exhibits in Novi Sad are insured for 600 Euros per piece.

The local police department was immediately informed about the disappearance of the artwork and the investigation is in progress.

Mirko Ilic's exhibition opened on 25 October. It was visited by several thousands of people from Novi Sad and guests from other cities.

Click here to read more from Serbian newspaper news.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tihany Design Website

We recently collaborated with Aleksandar Maćašev in designing the website for Tihany Design, the world-renowned interior design firm specializing in hospitality design.

Friday, November 11, 2011

52nd October Salon Catalog

We recently designed the catalog of the 52nd October Salon. The theme of the show was "repetition" and "obeying." We used the theme of "repetition" by creating patterns of motion of the logo over photographs of landscape; to represent the theme of "obeying" we used red punctuation marks throughout the body copy of the catalog. See detail in last image.

Design of catalog: Mirko Ilic and Sandra Milanovic.
Photography: Mirko Ilic.


Helen Armstrong and Zvezdana Stojmirovic recently published a new book with
Princeton Architectural Press entitled "Participate."
The subject matter is quite interesting and provides a fresh approach about
designing with user-generated content. We are fortunate to have our identity for the
14th International Show of Drawings/Comics at the
Moderna Galerija / Museum of Modern Art included in this book.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Print Magazine Regional Design Annual 2011

The new Print Magazine "Regional Design Annual" just came out featuring an amazing
amount of good work — and I'm saying that despite the fact they only published one of ours:
The New York Times Arts & Leisure section.

Art Director: Jean Paul
Designer and Illustrator: Mirko Ilic


Our design created for the political movement "PREOKRET!" (can be translated
as REVOLUTION!, SHIFT!, or SWITCH!) is currently being displayed on billboards
in Belgrade, Serbia.
Photograph courtesy of Srdjan Cesic.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

52nd October Salon Billboard

One of the several billboards we created for the 52nd October Salon in Belgrade, Serbia.
Photographs courtesy of Senja Vild.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Blast From the Past

Just recently I came across this video from C+C Music Factory "Everybody Dance Now." I had completely forgotten about it. It reminded me of their first CD, "Gonna Make You Sweat," and the logo I created for Sony Music with Nicky Lindeman in 1990.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Design by Nature

The new book Design by Nature, published by New Riders, features my design of the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, the logo for the Nadežda Petrović Memorial art show, as well as the poster for the Nadežda Petrović Memorial, which I designed with Aleksandar Maćašev.