Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter

A few days ago I got aware of the book Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter published some time ago by Phaidon. I was extremely pleased and humbled that my design of New York Times Op-Ed pages from 1992 made the cut in 500 Designs that Matter.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Design Of Dissent Show in Timișoara, Romania

I'm pleased to announce The Design Of Dissent show in Timișoara, Romania
The show is gonna be open until 20 November 2018
The show is curated by TypopassageTM & me, and is part of MAD(e) in Romania project organised by Contrasens Cultural Association

The Design of Dissent is showing works of social and political protest and critique spanning the last fifty years by prominent graphic designers around the world. The show is based on The Design of Dissent book written by Milton Glaser and me. 

The exhibition in Timișoara includes a selection of graphic works created by Atelier Nous Travaillons Ensemble (France), Péter Pócs (Hungary), Yossi Lemel (Israel), Cedomir Kostović (USA), Barbara Kruger (USA), Parisa Tashakori (Iran), Jose Luis Lopez (Ecuador), Coco Cerrella (Argentina), Vitaliy Shostya, Elena Batenko, Svetlana Koshkina, Marina Chikaliuk (Ukraine), Anur Hadžiomerspahić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Chun-liang Leo Lin (Taiwan), Andrew Lewis (Canada), Natalia Delgado Avila (Mexico), Mohammad Sharaf (Kuwait), Chris Serrano (USA),  Ramzi Moutran, Sabia Fatayri, Christopher Hunt (USA), Yue Chen (USA), Mark Fox, Angie Wang (USA), Juan F. Miranda (Argentina), Bruno Rivera (Bolivia), Dalida Karić - Hadžiahmetović (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Wesam Mazhar Haddad (Jordan), Dugudus (France), Bukheyproject/ Bulkin S., Mikheeva E. (Russia).

MAD(E) in Romania is a manifesto-project with a declared political and social dimension built around the energy of protests and protesting. It brings together 28 socio-politically engaged artists, illustrators and poster activists recognized for their pervasive critical discourse, alongside 8 film directors and their critically engaged productions and 16 researchers in visual arts and related disciplines.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Posterfest in Budapest, Hungary

The 2nd Posterfest in Budapest, Hungary just announced the posters accepted for this year's show.
I am quite pleased that three of my posters were accepted, but I am even more pleased that I see (although purely alphabetical) my posters are almost touching shoulders with my friend Milton Glaser! On top of that, a couple of posters created for my Tolerance Poster Show also made the competition.

Thank you to Posterfest for choosing to display my work.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

"Design of Dissent" in The Milton Glaser Archives

On October 10th 2018, School of Visual Arts posted a feature on "Design of Dissent", in the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives: a collection of works with the intention of archival in academic context. I have written "Design of Dissent" with Milton Glaser, and I am happy to have donated over 300 pieces of artwork for the future study and understanding of political design that continues to be relevant regardless of era.

"The Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives and the SVA Archives, the two archival collections housed within the SVA Libraryhave recently launched their new website, accessible at both and Visitors can now learn more about and view selections from both archives' collections, schedule appointments to visit the archives in person, and more."

"From a design perspective, they're fascinating—a global view of what’s going on," says Beth Kleber, head archivist for both SVA and the Glaser Archives.

Thomas Porostocky, We Need More Party Animals, 2004. Via

Hadas Zohar, Take a Seat, 2016. Via

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

New Book, Graphic Style: From Victorian to Hipster

In the new Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast book, Graphic Style From Victorian to Hipster 4th Edition, I am honored to have my work represented in 3 different sections (Kinetic, Political, and Abstract Realism). 

With more than 700 illustrations, it is the only wide-ranging history of graphic design to be completely visual, and this new edition has been brought up to date with a new section that encompasses trends from the last decade.

Walter Bernard, Mirko Ilic (creative directors), Lauren Denapoli (animator). Scout's Honor. Film title sequence, 1999. Courtesy WBMG Inc and Mirko Ilic Corp.

Mirko Ilic and Daniel Young, designers. Darfur. Poster, Paradoxy Products, 2006

Mirko Ilic. Freedom to Vote (and Make It Count). Poster for exhibition Thoughts on Democracy: Freedom to Vote, Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, 2016

Monday, September 24, 2018

Eroticism in Polish Poster

On September 20th was the opening of the show "Eroticism in Polish poster, Head to Toe" in the Dydo Poster Galery in Krakow, Poland. 

The exhibition shows a selection of Polish posters from the book „Head to Toe: The Nude in Graphic Design” by Steven Heller and myself. The Show contains 50 works from the Dydo Poster Collection. Krzysztof Dydo, owner of one of the biggest collections of Polish posters and he is aslo big promoter of Polish posters and a generous contributor to all of mine and Steven Hellers books.

The show is gonna be open until October 14th and after that, it will travel to Pula and Zagreb in Croatia.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Glass Neck

A poster and billboard for the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia's production of The Glass Neck (Vrat od stakla), a new play by Biljana Srbljanović. 

The play is about the relationships between women in a multigenerational family who are forced to abandon their apartment.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The History of Graphic Design: Vol. 2, 1960-Today - Continued

I just received two more spreads containing my work from the new Taschen book The History of Graphic Design: Vol. 2, 1960-Today. This extremely large book was written by Jens Müller and edited by Julius Wiedemann.

The first spread contains my New York Times Op-Ed page designs from 1992-1993:

The second spread features my SVA subway poster from 2008:

You can see more of my work and read more about this book in my previous post.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The History of Graphic Design: Vol. 2, 1960-Today

Taschen just announced the December release of their new book, The History of Graphic Design: Vol. 2, 1960–Today, written by Jens Müller and edited by Julius Wiedemann. This extra large-format 480-page book features "120 biographies of the era's most important designers."

I'm very flattered that the authors of the book included me as one of those 120 designers. My biography is included in the 1980-89 section of the book, while some of my work from other periods is presented throughout the other sections.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

HEAD TO TOE Eroticism in the Polish posters
from Dydo Poster Collection

In the last two books co-authored by Steven Heller and I, Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World and Head to Toe: Nudity in Graphic Design we relied heavily on the Krzysztof Dydo Polish Poster Collection. Because of his generosity, both books have a healthy representation of Polish posters. This year, Krzysztof Dydo also decided to organize a show in his Dydo Poster Gallery based on mine and Steven's selection of Polish posters, which appear in the book Head to Toe: The Nude in Graphic Design.

The show HEAD TO TOE Eroticism in the Polish posters from Dydo Poster Collection is going to be open from September 20 to October 14 2018 at the Dydo Poster Gallery in Kraków.
I hope you will be able to make it.

More information here.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Design of Dissent at TypoPassage Timisoara and the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives

On Sunday, October 7th, we have a lecture and exhibition on the Design of Dissent in Timisoara, Romania. This DoD show is hosted by TypoPassage Timisoara Micro-museum as part of the MAD(E) IN ROMANIA festival. Organized by Ovidiu Hrin, TypoPassage Timisoara "is an open-air micro museum, dedicated to graphic design and the art of shaping letters."

TypoPassage Timisoara will also feature a Tolerance show. We're incredibly grateful for Ovidiu's dedication in organizing both of these shows. This new DoD show is based on the expanded edition. You can see pages from the book on Amazon.

For the first set of traveling shows, and now for this new show, we got lots of original art from the participating artists featured in the book. In order to make them more accessible to students and scholars, these works have been donated to the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at the School of Visual Arts, categorized under the Design of Dissent Collection. Enclosed here is a page from the SVA Visual Arts Journal about this collection.

Read more about the donations and the archive online here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

My Work Featured in New Book, "The Illustration Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters"

I'm very honored that Steven Heller and Gail Anderson decided to feature my work in their upcoming book, The Illustration Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters. I illustrated and designed this series of post stamps and envelopes for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. This project was art directed by Sergio Baradat.

This book "presents 50 of the most inspiring approaches used by masters of the field from across the world. Themes covered include creating characters, symbol and metaphor, illustrated lettering, inventing worlds, and caricature."

The rest of this project can be seen on Behance.

The Illustration Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters will be available for purchase on Amazon on November 13.