Monday, April 29, 2013

New Casa Moderna Billboard

Here is the new billboard we designed for the Casa Moderna Hotel in Miami.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review of Fist to Face in CommArts

In their newest issue (May/June) Communication Arts Magazine just published a very flattering review of Dejan Krsic's book, Fist to Face, about my work.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lettering Large

Monacelli Press just announced on Amazon the release date of Steve Heller and my new book Lettering Large: The Art and Design of Monumental Typography for November 2013.

"Typography has jumped off the printed page to stand on its own as branding, sculpture, and even architecture. Lettering Large examines this phenomenon through a diverse collection of images collected from a vast range of sources around the world. As technology has made construction and production of monumental letters possible, the demand for their design has grown exponentially. This book is the first to chronicle letters as presences in the urban landscape. Preeminent graphic design and typographic commentator and historian Steve Heller teams with Mirko Ilić, a noted graphic designer, to select the most dramatic and telling examples culled from sites across the United States and throughout Europe and Asia."

Monday, April 22, 2013

Days of Oris

This year, Oris, the Croatian magazine for architecture and culture invited me to be one 
of the lecturers at their yearly event, Days of Oris
Days of Oris has been organized since 2000 as a two-day symposium with lectures 
by prominent international and Croatian architects. 
The events will be held in the hotel, Valamar Lacroma, in Dubrovnik, from April 26-28.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lecture at The College of Saint Rose

This Friday (April 19th), I will be lecturing to The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
See you there!

Poster designed by Rob Hendricks.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Graphic Design Solutions

Graphic Design Solutions,
by Robin Landa, published by Wadsworth Cengage Learning, included quite a few of our logos and identity designs. Here are a few spreads featuring our work.

Zoran Djindjic Fund, Tihany Design, The Orphan Society for America, Vix Restaurant (New York), The Museum of the History of Yugoslavia, Summit Restaurant (Colorado), Spread Lounge (New York)

Identity Design and Tableware:
Le Cirque Restaurant (New York)

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Language of Graphic Design

While I was flipping through The Language of Graphic Design, by Richard Poulin, published by Rockport, I found one of the subway posters I designed for SVA from 2009 included in the book.

The poster was art directed by Michael Walsh. The creative director was Anthony Rhodes.


Croatian comics publishing company Fibra just published two comics in one book - Stranac/Metro - both illustrated by Igor Kordej, one of the most celebrated comic artist from Croatia. Metro was a collaboration between Kordej and I from 1981-1983. I wrote the story, he illustrated it.

Kordej and I have collaborated on many different projects including comics and record covers. We were two of the founders of an infamous comics group called Novi Kvadrat.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Iowa State University Cover Illustration

In 2008, I got a call from Joseph Perez for a cover illustration for Tribes, by Seth Godin. When the book got published it became an instant bestseller. That resulted in quite a few calls for me to do similar illustrations. I even wrote about that in one of my blog posts.

Recently I was asked by Ryan Peterson to do an illustration for Iowa State University's donor Magazine, Forward. Again, they liked my concept from Tribes and asked me to repeat it again for their cover. You can see the results below.

Print Newsletter Book Review

The most recent Print newsletter included a review of Dejan Krsic's book about me, Fist to Face. Click here for the full review.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CAAD Design Week

The Design Week at the College of Architecture, Art and Design of the American University of Sharjah in United Arabs Emirates, occurs every other year and brings together local and global architects, designers and artists to lecture and participate in weeklong workshops.

Design Week will be from Sunday, April 7th through Thursday, April 11th. This year I am one of the participants.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Absolute Stationery Design

Our work for La Fonda Del Sol, a restaurant
in New York and Summit, a restaurant in the Broadmoor Hotel, was featured in Sandu Publishing's new book, Absolute Stationery Design.
This book includes different stationery designs for hospitality, museums, corporate businesses, etc.

Designers: Mirko Ilic, Jee-eun Lee (La Fonda), Clint Shaner (Summit)