Friday, July 27, 2012

Tribes illustration

We just received a Japanese edition of the book Tribes by Seth Godin, the most popular
business blogger in the world. 
I created the cover illustration for Joseph Perez, the art director of Portfolio/Penguin Group. 
The book has so far been published in over ten languages, some of which you can see here below.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pirate Booty

Last week I published an illustration in Huffington's new weekly iPad magazine. The article "Pirate Booty" is about digital piracy and the newly founded European Pirate Party International.

Illustration art directed by Josh Klenert.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hotel Casa Moderna Miami

We are in the process of creating an identity for a new hotel,
Casa Moderna Miami, in Florida. Through the whole
identity, we used vibrant and fluorescent colors.
Hotel business cards were printed with thermal inks
(body heat-sensitive color).

More images of this design can be seen here.

AIGA/NY 30th Anniversary Poster Exhibition

The AIGA National Design Center on Fifth Avenue is exhibiting a series of posters created by 30 local designers to mark the 30th anniversary of the New York chapter of the professional design association. As New York is a major design center, the participants include legendary figures in the world of design, such as Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Mirko Ilic and Michael Bierut. 
You can see the posters and read more about the exhibition on Arts Observer's blog.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mirko Ilic, Fist to Face

F+W Media's online store is running a book sale this weekend on a handful 
of "editors' picks," which they're offering at 40% off through Monday. 
The new book about me, "Mirko Ilic, Fist to Faceby Dejan Krsic, 
is the pick of Print Magazine's Editor in Chief, Michael Silverberg.

Institute for Economic Democracy

Pro bono logo for nonprofit 
organization, Institute for 
Economic Democracy
in Croatia, which we created
with Aimee Pong.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

First Movie Poster

I was extremely lucky to create my first movie poster for the cult movie Ko To Tamo Peva
(Who Sings Over There) directed by Slobodan Sijan, produced by Film Center, Belgrade in 1980.

26 years later, Slobodan Sijan made the following statement:

“The vitality of bad taste should not be underestimated. As an example let me state a personal experience—a poster for the film Ko To Tamo Peva (Who Sings Over There). In now distant 1980, I invited a young designer from Zagreb, Mirko Ilić, to make a poster for the film, which he did—creating a spare, modern poster, which still appears powerful today.
At a screening of this film in France, a year later, the director of the festival excitedly ripped the poster out of my hands, and later sent me a postcard of the poster, framed, hanging on the wall of her living room.
However, the film producers have never been satisfied with this modern design solution and, twenty years later, while preparing the DVD release of the same film, they finally imposed their own “hick” solution to the cover design. Regardless of the fact that the film, wrapped in Ilić’s design, earned them an unprecedented amount of money, they couldn’t sit still until they’d expressed their kitsch sensibility and shared it with the general audience. Yes, the persistence of bad taste and poor design in our surroundings should not be underestimated.”

Slobodan Sijan,
speech at the opening of the exhibition grifon, Belgrade May 29, 2006

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

London Olympic Games

My latest illustration about the Olympic games in rainy London.