Monday, July 31, 2017

Interview with Japanese Heaps Magazine about Tadanori Yokoo.

From new Japanese Heaps Magazine.
Interview by Risa Akita.
Photos by: Sako Hirano
Check it out here.

The Design of Dissent - Advance Copy.

I just received first advance copy of Milton Glaser and my new book,
The Design of Dissent - Expanded Edition, published by Rockport Publishers.
Book will be available for sale sometime in September.
You can see more pages from the book here.

Casey Ruggles

I just got myself another Warren Tufts "Casey Ruggles" original daily comic strip from 1951.
More about Warren Tufts.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

One by One in Print

I finally got my hands on this very elaborate (with a wooden slipcase and laser cuts, etc.),
beautiful, and extensive 630 page book 'One by One in Print' published in 2011 by
Hesign Publishing & Design.

The book is complied and designed by Jianping He, the Chinese and German designer.
It featured almost 600 designers around the world.
I'm extremely honored to be one of them.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Tolerance Poster Show annouced in Breda, Holland

Graphic Matters in Breda, Holland has announced that the Tolerance poster traveling show will be apart of this years design festival

"Mirko Ilić explains the role of the designer in promoting tolerance and establishing peace: “The initial idea of ​​this exhibition was to invite well-known graphic designers to create posters based on their understanding of tolerance in the mother tongue. One of the conditions was that the exhibition is placed in a public space, among the citizens, not in art galleries. The purpose of the exhibition is not only posters, but in gathering and approaching people.”

The festival will contain posters by Milton Glaser (USA), David Tartakover (Israel), Yuko Shimizu (Japan), Paula Scher (USA), Manuel Estrada (Spain), New Collectivism (Slovenia), Istvan Orosz (Hungary), Peter Bankov (Russia), Jianping He (China), Fons Hickmann (Germany), Michel Bouvet (France), Chaz Maviyanne-Davies (Zimbabwe), Alejandro Magallanes (Mexico), Sue Coe (UK), Felipe Taborda (Brazil), Tarek Atrissi (Lebanon), Anette Lenz (France), Hamzah Abdelal (Jordan), Saki Mafundikwa (Zimbabwe), Xiao Yong (China), Srdja Dragovic (Montenegro), Reza Abedini (Iran), Sarp Sozdinler (Turkey), Slavimir Stojanovic (Serbia), Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Katarzyna Zapart (Poland), Anur Hadžiomerspahić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Hoon-Dong Chung (Korea), Aleksandar Macasev (Yugoslavia), Seymour Chwast (USA), Rodrigo Sanchez (Spain), Dan Reisinger (Israel), Steff Geissbühler (USA), and Drew Hodges (USA).

We are expecting a few more artist to finish and send us their posters.

The festival will be open from 22 September - 22 October, 2017

You can check out more about Tolerance at Graphic Matters here.

The Design of Dissent show in Breda, Holland

Graphic Matters in Breda, Netherlands just announced that the Design of Dissent show will be apart of this years Graphic design festival.

"Originally curated by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, The Design of Dissent was displayed in 2005 at School of Visual Arts – NY. A portion of this exhibition is on loan from the School of Visual Arts – NY. The new iteration, curated in collaboration with Civilization and Graphic Matters, is a direct reaction to the state of current affairs. It is our responsibility to question, challenge, and communicate dissent wherever necessary to protect those freedoms we so value."

The festival will be open from 22 September - 22 October, 2017

You can check out more about Graphic Matters here.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


To mark the 100th year anniversary of the 'October Revolution' Serge Serov decided to invite a big group of prominent graphic designers/artist around the world and asked them to create a poster, using only red and black color, as a personal assessment on what has happened in those 100 years.

"The contest was held in principle without an ideological focus, without defining any vector, estimates and definitions that could be put in its name, so that everyone would decide for themselves, how to interpret the concussion of the universe - as an impulse to the future or the greatest tragedy of Russian and World History?"

Titled 1917-2017 the show of 500 of chosen posters will be opening in October in Berlin and Prague. I'm honored that my poster is one of the poster selected for the show.

Baseline Issue 63

The newest Baseline International Typographics Magazine Issue 63 features an article written by Steve Heller and I titled 'Extroverted' based on our book Lettering Large Art and Design of Monumental Typography published in 2013 by The Monacelli Press.

Comic Roots

No I didn't forget my comic roots.
Here are three daily's of "Flash Gordon" by Dan Barry and Bob Fujitani from 1985.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Net Neutrality

Trump's 'war on the open internet': tech firms join activists in day of protest
Amazon, Facebook and Netflix among companies demonstrating on behalf of net neutrality,
in what supporters say will be biggest online protest in history.
Read more about this important issue here.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Madrid Grafica '17

DIMAD with the Madrid City Council just announced a call for entry for their festival
Madrid Grafica '17 competition the theme is 'The Light City'.
The event will take place between September and October 2017

Ivan Chermayeff, Alejandro Magallanes, Alain LE Quernec, Pekka Loiri, Carmelo Di Bartolo, and I will all be judges for the posters.

They invited the judges to create their own posters following the same theme.
My poster you can see below and the statement that goes along with it:
"Millions of people come to New York to see skyscrapers but because of them they cannot see the sky. As Lou Reed said in his song, Open House, “but there are no stars in the New York sky, They’re all on the ground.” In future modern cities the light will coming from below not from above."

You can get more information see more posters with the links here and here.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

AIAXAIA Logo on the water.

My logo and I on board of AIAXAIA luxury sailing yacht.
You can view more of our work for AIAXAIA here.