Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lectures in Holland

On February 19th I'm gonna have lectures in Breda, Holland at St. Joost Art Academy, and at De Watermaker with the Spanish street artist Vermibus. And on February 20th at The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, Holland.

This is the first announcement for one of them.
Limited tickets are available now:

Hopefully I'm gonna see you there.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Genius Moves in Mexico

During a recent visit to the library of Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca (IAGO) in Mexico,
I was pleased to see they have not only one but two copies of the book “Genius Moves” which
I coauthored with Steven Heller.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Underground Images in Breda, Holland

Underground Imagesthe traveling retrospective of SVA's long-running subway poster series just got installed at the world's only drive-by gallery, the in Breda, Holland. The posters will be on view through April 8th.

The show will also be installed at De Affiche Galerij in The Hague from February 1st to March 6th.

Special thanks to Dennis Elbers for organizing and setting up the show.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Green Beret - Sunday Edition

I'm not a big fan of the daily comics, especially when they're not cartoons. Somehow there's not enough space for anything. No space to tell the story, no space for composition and drawing. I prefer the Sunday format.

Here's the original Sunday version of Tales of the Green Beret from March 10, 1968 by John Celardo.

Stars and Stripes

With Andrea Monfried and Paula Scher at Poster House. Photo by Louise Fili.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Green Beret by John Celardo

I got myself this The Green Beret daily comic by John Celardo from April 12, 1968 for pure sentimental reasons. When I was young, I was totally fascinated with the stiff drawing of his Tarzan comics. On top of that he studied at School of Visual Arts.

Celardo was drawing Tarzan until January 7, 1968, when Russ Manning took it over. Celardo then succeeded Joe Kubert on Tales of the Green Beret.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Graphic Design Solutions, 6th edition

We are proud to announce that the new textbook Graphic Design Solutions, 6th edition
by Robin Landa features a few of our projects / logos.

"GRAPHIC DESIGN SOLUTIONS, 6th EDITION, is the most comprehensive reference on Graphic Design for print and screen media. Author Robin Landa introduces principles of design and how they apply to the various graphic design disciplines, and major applications are explained and illustrated with professional work and diagrams."

It's funny to think someone will be studying our work at school.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nick Rhodes and I

Before I got the actual issue of IDEA Magazine I wrote in my blog post that "I was surprised and honored when Tadanori Yokoo recently asked me to write an essay about him for the new issue
of IDEA magazine."

Now when I have the issue in my hands I'm even more honored because, besides asking me
to write an essay, Tadanori also asked Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran.

It is quite a big honor.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Poster for A Month in the Country

Poster created for The Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia for the play A Month in the Country by Ivan Sergejevic Turgenev, directed by Iva Milosevic.

This masterpiece by Russian writer Ivan S. Turgenev chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna’s young son. Soon Natalya is interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her long suffering friend, Rakitin, who is hopelessly and secretly smitten with her. A beautifully nuanced meditation on the nature of unrequited love.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

James McMullan

I don't know exactly why people like me, and especially why they like to give me presents. But I'm not complaining. Especially when I get such a precious present, as this one which I just got from James McMullan.

James is one of the most iconic illustrators, original member of Push Pin Studios, especially known for his theater posters for Broadway and Lincoln Center. This watercolor is one of his initial poster sketches for a new Lincoln Center play My Fair Lady.

I was always fascinated how small his originals are, due to his watercolor technique, in comparison to how big they'll be printed.

More of his work here:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Amazing Opportunity

Amazon Prime is selling The Design of Dissent, Expanded edition book for $6.06 (six dollars and six cents) and the shipping is free.

You can't get a better deal then this, except if you don't expect to get paid for getting the book.

You can buy the book here: