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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

History of Human Absurdity, Part 1

Blog "Once Upon a Time in Yugoslavia" featured my comic "History of Human Absurdity, Part 1" from 1980. The comic title, "The Fantasies of Mirko Ilic," was originally published in Marvel's Epic Illustrated magazine.