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.