Thursday, December 12, 2019

More Manga by Kanzaki Junji

I acquired these manga original page exclusively because of the dynamic of the last frame. Especially nicely represented in the left leg of the person in the black suit. 

This is page from Ai to Fukushuu no Banka (Eternal song of love and revenge) Crime Yakuza story published in Weekly Manga Sunday in 2003 and drawn by Kanzaki Junji.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Boys from Sarajevo

A few days ago I posted this photo of boys from Sarajevo by Bernard Pierre Wolff taken in 1967 asking the question "Where are they now, who they are, and what happened to them in the Bosnian war?"

My question was answered by Sead Kresevljakovic from Al Jazeera Balkans. Sead went to the neighborhood in the photo and found the brother of one of the boys, and was given most of their names: Nebi Ramani, Dzevad Tukic, Fuad, Semsudin Heco, Dzevad, Sabahudin including the name of his brother Kemal Imsirpasic (far left with truck). Unfortunately Kemal was killed in the War.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Two more photographs by Bernard Pierre Wolff

I acquired two more photographs by Bernard Pierre Wolff, most known by his photography for album cover 'Closer', by Joy Division from 1980.

These two photos were taken in 1967 in Bosnia, Yugoslavia. One is a photo of children in Sarajevo and the other one of a boy somewhere in Bosnia.

These kids are my generation. When one sees theses faces one cannot but question where are they now and what happened to them in the Bosnian war.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Photograph by Bernard Pierre Wolff

Recently, I acquired this photograph by Bernard Pierre Wolff shot on his trip in 1967 to Bosnia, Yugoslavia.

Probably the most known photograph by Bernard Wolff is album cover for Closer, by Joy Division from 1980.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

"Cabaret" by Wiktor Gorka

In my recent Polish poster acquisition, I also bought this iconic poster for the movie, Cabaret, designed by Wiktor Gorka in 1973.

For many reasons, I always liked this poster. But getting the original I discovered additional element. The black background behind the title, Kabaret is extending in a point and becoming a comic balloon coming out of the mouth of the emcee.

Monday, November 25, 2019

"Diably z Loudun" by Roman Cieslewicz

I recently acquired this striking and very unusual poster for a theater play, Diably z Loudun (Devil in London). The poster was designed by one of the most known Polish designers, Roman Cieslewicz in 1974.

I already had a copy of this once, but few years ago, with additional 5 pieces from Roman, I donated them to The MoMA and now they are in their collection.
I am happy that once again, I have my own copy.

Friday, November 22, 2019

"Bank of Symbols" posters

I recently acquired these 2 posters/catalogues. They were created for the show, Bank of Symbols in 1984 and were designed by Rajka Milović. The show was quite unusual for that time, featuring contemporary Serbian logos from 1960s to early 1980s. On the back of each poster, is a list of credits about the logos on the front. Only 200 copies were printed.

Lenin in the poster

Sometimes in the work of East European artists, especially from the Communist era, it is very hard to know if they are true believers or they are just sarcastic. This movie poster is a good example.

This poster is created for Yugoslav market, by Bole Miloradovic in 1967 and is designed for the award winning (at Cannes festival 1966) Russian-Polish movie titled, Lenin in Poland.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Update of "The Design of Dissent" show at Casa del Lago

Earlier, I posted an announcement along with photographs, about the opening of The Design of Dissent at Casa del Lago in Mexico City. Unfortunately, the photographs of the show were taken during the week and therefore, did not represent the bustling nature of the park. Casa del Lago is located in the Chapultepec park, which is a traditional Sunday walk area for the citizens of Mexico City. The place gets packed with people and vendors, and looks completely different to the images on my original post.

The show was organized by Centro University and the cultural center, Casa del Lago.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

I Promise You A Miracle

For Davor Vrankić's show, I Promise You A Miracle at MSU, Museum of contemporary art, Zagreb, I designed, with the help of Ana Zubić, a book/catalogue of Davor's work.

Below are a few spreads from the book along with some designs of posters and billboards announcing the show.
More spreads from the book can be viewed here.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Asia-Pacific Design design annual

I would like to announce that my poster for the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia's production of The Glass Neck (Vrat od stakla) has been included in the design annual, Asia-Pacific Design NO. 15 (APD) published by Sandu Publishing from China.

Included in APD are work from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Russia, Iran, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, etc.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

"Star Hawks" by Gil Kane

I acquired this Star Hawks comic strip from 1980, created by Gil Kane.
The art is created using markers and is drawn, either over a light box, because it is drawn on relatively thin Bristol paper, or with barely any pencil drawing.