Friday, November 8, 2019

"Design In A City - 1"

Design in a city - 1 is a multi-media show which will be exhibited in 7 different public locations - non-traditional exhibition spaces - in Zagreb, Croatia. The show opens on November 8th and is organized by the Croatian Designers Association (HDD). It consists of design work that was originally displayed on the streets of Zagreb in the 60s and 70s. For more about the show, you can read here. But unfortunately, so far, the text is only in Croatian.

In the 60s and 70s, throughout the city of Zagreb, they had small window displays for public announcements. Amazingly, a few of them are still existing. The Croatian Design Society decided to showcase in them, the work of 6 designers including Mihajlo Arsovski, Dalibor Martinis, Goran Trbuljak, Nenad Pepeonik, and myself. The featured work consists of movie posters created by these designers, which back then, were displayed across the city.

Here below you can see photographs of window display with my movie posters.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

"The Design of Dissent" at Casa del Lago

October 7, was the opening of The Design of Dissent at Casa del Lago in Mexico City. Casa del Lago is a beautiful location for this kind of show as it is located in the Chapultepec park, a traditional Sunday walk area for the inhabitants of the capital.

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

Here is a link to a short video of the show.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mag Men, the book

I just received an advance copy of Mag Men, a book by Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser with a foreword by Gloria Steinem.

'For more than fifty years, Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser have revolutionized the look of magazine journalism. In Mag Men, Bernard and Glaser recount their storied careers, offering insiders' perspective on some of the most iconic design work of the twentieth century.'

I am very pleased that Walter and Milton included in this book, quite a few illustrations that I have created for the magazines they have designed.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The students at "Rebel with a cause"

This Friday, October 25 was the closing of my show, Rebel with a cause, at Gradska galerija Striegl, Sisak, Croatia, featuring my posters and illustrations. The show was curated by Alma Trauber and Dejan Krsic.

I am really pleased that the show was visited by students of different high schools and middle schools from Sisak, some of whom even had workshops in the gallery.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

"Adam and Eve" by Zlatko Bourek

Zlatko Bourek (1929 – 2018) is one of the most prolific artists I have ever known. He was a painter, sculptor, animator, children's book illustrator and theater set designer. He was a director of puppet theater, for which he created his own puppets.

Two and half years ago, I ran into him on the streets of Zagreb. He asked me if, by any chance I am going to be back in May that year. I told him unfortunately not and that why he was asking. He told me that he is going to have a solo show and in one of the paintings Adam and Eve, he has painted me.

I asked him, "Am I naked?" He told me, "Don't worry, you are in a suit and tie." I told him that I was a little disappointed as I prefer naked over suit and tie.

A year later, when I visited him, he was sick and in bed in his home and told me that unfortunately, the painting of me is on display in some show. But when it comes back, I can take it.

Then in May 2018, he passed away. Soon after that, I was contacted by his family to let me know, that the painting, on the back on which, he wrote my name, is waiting for me.

The painting is now here with me in New York.
Thank you, Zlatko.

Monday, October 14, 2019

"Rebel with a cause" in Sisak

September 27 was the opening reception of a solo show of my recent illustrations and posters, titled, Rebel with a cause, at Gradska galerija Striegl, Sisak, Croatia. The show was curated by Alma Trauber and Dejan Krsic.

After the show, I presented a lecture about Neo-Nazi iconography, titled, "Symbols of hate".

The Selestina billboards

I just received a few photographs of the billboards and my design for the play Selestina (La Celestina), produced for the JDP Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia.

For more about this project, you can view this link: