Friday, July 31, 2015

Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World

I just received an advance copy of Presenting Shakespeare: 
1,100 Posters from Around the World, which is co-authored by Steven Heller
and I, with preface by Julie Taymor.

The book is published by Princeton Architectural Press, and contains around 1,100 posters from 56 countries around the world. It is going to be available for sale on September 29, 2015.

Here is a little glimpse of the inside
of the book.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Polet in The Library of The Museum of Modern Art

This is for all my friends and followers from Zagreb, and especially to those who worked with me in the youth paper Polet. 
As you can see from the letter below, the first 69 issues of Polet got accepted in the Library of The Museum of Modern Art. And it is going to become a part of the Library's holding of avant-garde Eastern European literature.
Can you believe that?
If somebody told me in 1976 that we are going to end up in MoMA, I would probably first have asked him "What is that?", and "What are you smoking?"
Congratulations to all of you!

E.L. Doctorow

I came back yesterday from vacation to find sad news that E.L. Doctorow passed away. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to illustrate one of his last essays
for 150th anniversary of The Nation magazine. See below.
For you who don't know about E. L. Doctorow here is some basic information
from Wikipedia:
Edgar Lawrence "E. L." Doctorow (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015) was an
American author, editor and professor, best known internationally for his works of historical fiction. He has been described as one of the most important American novelists of the 20th century.
He authored twelve novels, three volumes of short fiction and a stage drama.
They included the award-winning novels Ragtime (1975), Billy Bathgate (1989) and
The March (2005). These, like many of of his other works, placed fictional characters in recognizable historical contexts, with known historical figures, and often used different narrative styles. His stories were recognized for their originality and versatility and Doctorow was praised for his audacity and imagination.
A number of Doctorow's novels were also adapted for the screen, including,
Welcome to Hard Times (1967), with Henry Fonda, Daniel (1983), starring
Timothy Hutton, and Billy Bathgate (1991) starring Dustin Hoffman. His most 
notable adaptations were for the film, Ragtime (1981) and the Broadway musical 
of the same name (1988), which won four Tony Awards.
President Barack Obama called him "one of America's greatest novelists."
Here are a couple of articles about his life from:
The New Yorker and The New York Times.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The New York Times Book Review 7.12.2015

This Sunday, July 12, 2015, my illustration is appearing on the cover of The New York Times Book Review, art directed by Nicholas Blechman.

The book review is featuring two books:
The Unraveling, High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq, by Emma Sky and
Ally, My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide by Michael B. Oren.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Lion show announcement

Arena Theater just announced their new play, The Lion, featuring the poster that I illustrated for them on their web page. The play will be shown from February 26 – April 10, 2016 at Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle stage.

"Some stories have to be sung. Writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar — actually, six guitars — in this wholly-original musical experience that tells a coming-of-age story that “lifts the spirit” (Time Out New York)."