Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Selestina theater poster

Our new theater poster design for Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia's and Grad Theatre City Budva, Montenegro production of Selestina (La Celestina) written by Fernando de Rojas in 1499. La Celestina is considered to be one of the greatest works of all Spanish literature, and is regarded as the beginning of the renaissance in Spanish literature.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Refugees 1960

Quite a few years ago I bought this very uncharacteristic original form Ronald Searle. The art shows people picking clothing at a refugee camp in Greece in 1959. Not knowing the background story, I think I was interested in this particular piece of art because of the piles of clothing and shoes which obviously once belonged to someone.

Recently I found out about a book in which this art was published. Timely enough, the book is titled Refugees 1960: A Report in Words and Drawings by Kaye Webb and Ronald Searle. 

Flipping through the book I was totally flabbergasted to discover that the person in the foreground is Veljko Markofski, a newly arrived refugee from Yugoslavia.

Life is a small place.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mirko i Slavko

Some of my viewers complain that I don’t post enough Mirko. I am doing this to please you and I will even toss in some Slavko. For those of you who are not from former Yugoslavia have no idea what I am talking about. I am talking about the fictitious comic characters, Mirko and Slavko. It was a propaganda comic, aiming towards the youth, drawn by Desimir Žižović "Buin", that started comics in 1958 and ended in 1979.

Mirko and Slavko were two partisan couriers that fought against Germans during the Second World War. By the amount of Germans they killed in the comics, I have no idea why the war lasted so long.

You can read more about the comics here. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Novum Magazine Cover

Gebrauchsgraphik / Novum Magazine was first published in 1924 and is one of the oldest running graphic design magazines to date. For their 95th anniversary birthday Novum decided to ask 6 designers to reinterpret one of the 1,000 covers that have been published between 1924 and now. I was honored to be one of those designers. 

I chose issue number 2 from 1924. The theme of the issue was tobacco and design. That particular issue was full of very kitschy gold foil stamped, ‘tipped-in' labels. Which was in total contrast with the “George Grosz-like” whimsical cover. 


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Madrid Gráfica catalogue

I just received last years Madrid Gráfica catalogue / book. Among others, the catalogue features a few pages of my work and a few pages of the Tolerance Poster Show.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lorenzaccio Billboard And Poster

We received the first photographs of the posters and billboards for a play Lorenzaccio (Lorencačo) Lorenzaccio was written in 1834 by Alfred de Musset and is a production of Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia. Lorenzaccio is like a Renaissance Game of Thrones.

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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.