Thursday, September 29, 2016

"Symbols of Hate" Lecture at Stanford University

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5:30 pm
McMurtry Building, Oshman Hall
355 Roth Way, Stanford University

RSVP Requested
Free and open to the public

For more information about this event, click here.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Intern Wanted!

I am looking for a qualified intern to assist at my studio starting as soon as possible.

The intern will assist the designer with my and Steven Heller's new book, Design Exposed,
set to be released in Spring 2018.
More about the book here:

Primary intern duties include:
- Gathering contact information for the content
- Reaching out to artists for permission
- Writing captions for the art
- Maintaining and organizing all credit information
There will be some opportunities for design work and assisting with day-to-day office needs.

We are looking for interns living in the NYC area that can work 2-3 full days a week.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and samples of work (PDF or link to website)

Feel free to email us with any questions.

New York Times Illustration

As a companion to our New York Times Arts & Leisure front page illustration, Crisis in Black And White, we created a gif for New York Times' website.

More here:

Friday, September 16, 2016

Design Exposed Book Submission Deadline Extended

Due to a prolonged summer, many artists have requested we extended our deadline for Design Exposed book submissions. Our new deadline is October 24, 2016.

Please write directly on the linked form below and send your submission to
We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Download submission guidelines here:

Below are some examples of work that have been submitted so far.

Designed by AIDES

Designed by Ryszard Kaja

Designed by Stefan Sagmeister

Designed by Uwe Loesch


From Wikipedia page of Asterix:
"In 1991, Asterix and Obelix appeared on the cover of Time for a special edition about France, art directed by Mirko Ilic."

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

NY Times Arts & Leisure

Next weekend’s (September 18) Sunday NY Times Arts & Leisure section with my illustration about why the history of American film continues to be a history of American racism. Art directed by Paul Jean.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Igor Kordej

I've seen recently some beautiful comics drawings by Igor Kordej. Despite knowing him since he was 16 years old, and working together for many years, I discovered that I don't have any of his original artworks. That is why I immediately acquired these two original pages from his comics "Soldier X" Issue 7 which he created for Marvel Comics.

Here is a picture of the proud owner.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Baron Magazine Interview

"Office Tale of Mirko Ilic, Illustrator and Designer," by Leonardo Calcagno from Baron Magazine.
Hm...maybe I talk too much. 

Read the full interview here:


Here are a few pictures from today's wedding celebration photo-op in front of my poster in
Ljubljana, Slovenia. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Photos courtesy of Djordje Balmazovic from Skart group.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Bard in Bold

Tonight at Binghamton University at Stanley J. Reifer ’64 Mezzanine Gallery will be the opening of "The Bard in Bold" Shakespeare poster show.
"The exhibition The Bard in Bold consists of 23 large, modern Shakespeare posters designed by international artists. The collection is on loan from designer Mirko Ilić, whose collection grew with a generous contribution from the Krzysztof Dydo Poster Collection in Kraków."
Here are a few photos of the show.

Presenting Shakespeare

Steven Heller and my "Presenting Shakespeare" is #1 in sales among graphic arts poster books on Amazon UK.