Friday, April 29, 2016

Start Magazine

A friend of mine and famous Croatian photographer, Željko Koprolčec, came across an issue of Croatian Start magazine from 1978 containing the first illustration I did
for them.
The subject of the illustration was about people worrying their personal information would be shared through the 11,000 computers in the entire United States.
This illustration was the first of hundreds I did for Start from 1978 to 1985. Some of them are probably my best pen and ink illustrations I’ve done (this one is not one of those). For that, I am grateful for the opportunity I was given by the editors and art directors at Start.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Binghamton University Student Work

Last weekend concluded my workshop at Binghamton University's Department of Art and Design.
The workshop focused on creating posters for different social issues. Each student designed a poster on an issue close to their heart. See the results of two days' hard work below.

Sofia Degtyar Let them Йest

James Coon War of Arttrition

Julie Kahng Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988

Lillian Lin Time is Running Out

Julien Machuca Pick Your Style

Huanna Yu Sale

Holly Saake HATE

Tracy Y Liu Media Misrepresentation

Jia Cheng Wu Gentrification in NYC Comes with a Price

Fuxing Bao Are you eligible for this license?

Seth Wegener Dive iN

Lindy Chiu What do you see?

Airi Kojima What’s wrong with this equation?

Airi Kojima Knowledge=Weapon

Allie Wong Legacy

Xueqi Sun Fresh off the Bowl

Art Director's Club

The window decals for "Presenting Shakespeare: Much Ado About Posters" show are up!
Unfortunately scaffolding went up too. Otherwise it would have been perfect.

More about the show here:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Binghamton University Workshop

This Sunday I finished my workshop at Binghamton University's Department of Art and Design which concluded with a show exhibiting the student's work. The workshop focused on creating posters for different social issues. Congratulations to all the students on a job well done!

Here are some pictures from the workshop and show:

Monday, April 25, 2016

"Presenting Shakespeare" Book Review

Review of Steven Heller and my book "Presenting Shakespeare" from Italian magazine Venerdi-La Repubblica.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

"American Theatre"

From "American Theatre" a publication of Theatre Communications Group, an article about Presenting Shakespeare book and future show at the Art Director's Club.

Full article here:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Las Fallas

The Las Fallas celebration dates back to the Middle Ages when excess winter supplies were torched in an equivalent to a spring cleaning. Today's rendition takes a more grandiose approach, paying homage to Spain's history and culture with spectacular displays of pyrotechnics.
My illustration of Justice and Liberty was turned into a 10 foot statue and featured among many pieces of art at the celebration. 
Of course it would have been nice if they asked me for permission and sent a few images. These I found just by chance.

More about Las Fallas here:

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Huffington Post

When I opened the "Front Page" of Huffington Post, to my surprise there was an image which includes a cover I did for BusinessWeek.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Mirko Ilic: Symbols of Hate

Watch a clip from my lecture, Symbols of Hate, from the 10th Festival of Tolerance - JFF Zagreb.

More about the lecture here:

Croatian police cadets preparing to enter my lecture Symbols of Hate at the 10th Festival
of Tolerance - JFF Zagreb. I'm glad they were able to attend because of their importance in curbing the hate.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Jean Giraud-Moebius and I in his country house in France, 1978.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016