Thursday, May 16, 2019

Brand Identity Essentials

We just received the new revised and expanded book of Brand Identity Essentials: 100 Principals for Building Brands, by Kevin Budelmann and Yang Kim. The book features five of our logo designs. 

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tolerance Project Inc. Logo by Milton Glaser

As you are probably aware for last two years I have been organizing the traveling Tolerance Poster Show. In two years there have been 42  exhibitions of the show within 22 countries. So far the show has been visited by over 20,000 people. Now I decided to become little be more legitimate and established Tolerance Project Inc. non profit organization.

As with every decent organization, I needed to have logo. Knowing how troubling it is to design a logo for your own company I decided to pass that burden to somebody else. I asked Milton Glaser to design the logo for me.

Here I am proudly presenting to you the logo for Tolerance Project Inc. by Milton Glaser.

Two Tolerance Poster Shows announcement posters with new Milton Glaser logo.
Turkish poster designed by Gurbuz Dogan Eksioglu

Hungarian poster design by Krisztián Gál


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Timon by Mihajlo Arsovski

I just acquired this poster for the movie Timon, directed by Tomislav Radic in 1973.
This unusual poster was designed by one of the most famous Croatian graphic designers, Mihajlo Arsovski. He also did the title sequence for this movie.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lorenzaccio Poster

The poster and billboard for Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia's production of Lorenzaccio (Lorencačo) a play written in 1834 by Alfred de Musset. 

Lorenzaccio is a play about Italian politician, writer and dramatist Lorenzino de' Medici (1514 – 1548). Lorenzino lured his cousin the Duke Alexandro of Florence into his apartment with the promise of a night of passion then assassinated him with a dagger. Lorenzino acted for political reasons with the goal to free Florence from a man that many considered to be a tyrant. After the assassination, he fled Florence and a few years later two hired killers caught up with him and murdered him in Venice.

Overall, it’s like a Renaissance Game of Thrones.

I decided for this season to use images of profiles.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Vilnius Design Week 2019, Lithuania

Three of my posters for the Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia are shown at the poster exhibition Audible-visible / Vilnius Design Week 2019 Vilnius, Lithuania. 
The show was opened on May 6. at CRAFT & DRAFT.

The show was curated and organized by Tatsiana Kulazhenko and Anastasia Kulazhenko.


Friday, May 3, 2019

The Theater Posters Show in Rijeka

Last night I found out that there was an opening of a show of theater posters which I create in the late 70’s and early 80’s in former Yugoslavia.

The show opened at Galerija Kortil in the city of Rijeka, Croatia. It is a part of the 26th International Small Scene Theater Festival of Rijeka.

According to the photos and news coverage of the show, it looks great. Even though it seems to be a solo show, no one had informed me.



Thursday, May 2, 2019

Joe Kubert "Winnie Winkle"

I just acquired this Joe Kubert "Winnie Winkle" daily original strip from 1981.

The Kubert Art School took on the creation of the strip, but because of the schools pressure to keep up with the daily art duties, Joe Kubert ended up handling the bulk of the work.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Terrebianche olive oil

We designed the label and the packaging for Terrebianche olive oil. Terrebianche is the extra virgin olive oil produced by the famous winery, Clai from Istria, Croatia.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Henry Ford Academy Workshop Show

For the recent Drinks x Design event, organized by Design Core Detroit, in collaboration with Cooper Hewitt at the MOGO warehouse there was a show of posters created by the high school senior students.

These posters are a result of a social awareness workshop that Mantrell Goodrum and I gave at the Henry Ford Academy in Detroit on April 8th. Despite the very short amount of time devoted to the workshop, the students managed to create powerful and meaningful posters for causes close to their hearts.

All of this was made possible by the efforts of Carlos Estrada, the programming VP and Content Lead in Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at AIGA, and Manal Kadry, the Art and Design Chair Leadership Team.


Monday, April 22, 2019

Award by Graphis Poster Annual 2020

I am pleased to announce that the series of posters I designed for the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia received a silver medal from the prestigious Graphis Poster Annual. For this season I decided to design posters using images of human profiles. The posters I was awarded for are The Glass Neck a play by Biljana Srbljanović,  Uncle Vanya, a play by Anton Chekhov Nathan the Wise, a play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
You can find more information about the posters with the links here:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Modesty Blaise by Jim Holdaway

I recently acquired a Jim Holdaway daily comic strip Modesty Blaise (London Times Mirror, 1970). This specific strip is from the story titled "The War-Lords of Phoenix". Sadly, Jim Holdaway would pass away several months after this strip was published.

Here you can see the previous posts of my Modesty Blaise acquisitions.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Pop-Up Talk in Detroit

"Break your routine and have coffee with us on Monday to start your week fresh with Mirko Ilic. Go into work invigorated and informed to make a difference. Mirko will be sharing two presentations in One; Symbols of Hate + Design of Dissent."

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Nathan the Wise

Here are a few photographs of my poster Nathan the Wise (original German title: Nathan der Weise), a play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing written in 1779. Presented in front of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade.