Saturday, November 14, 2020

Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits

I just received a new book, Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits.

"The book is a collection of five decades of portrait illustrations from the magazine's archives and with focus on more contemporary artists and issues, this stunning book collects more than 200 of the most iconic illustrations to have graced its pages--from portraits of major cultural figures (from Bob Dylan to Barack Obama, Oprah to Madonna) to depictions of key moments in recent history (from Woodstock to Trump's election). Some of the greatest names in art and design have defined the magazine's illustrated lexicon, from modern heroes like Milton Glaser and Ralph Steadman to subversive contemporary artists such as Christoph Niemann and Mark Ryden."

I am pleased that my portrait of Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins is included in the book.



Friday, November 13, 2020

Child Superhero Logo

The organization Moje mjesto pod suncem (My Place Under the Sun) originated in Rijeka, Croatia. Their program's primary goal is to provide children below the poverty line with activities that will enable them to grow and develop based on their abilities rather than on the severe social context surrounding them. They offer these kids quality extra-institutional education in the hope that it will boost their self-esteem and self-reflection, and help them realize their full potential.
 
When I was asked to volunteer my services and create a logo for My Place Under the Sun, I decided to create something child friendly, also something empowering, that is why I decide to create this image of child as super hero.
 
Recently, the organization started the fundraising drive. People started to post on their social media, not only the donation telephone number 060 80 20 25 and bank number of the campaign HR 1924020061500087226 where one can donate money, but also they started to draw their own versions of child superhero logo.
 


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Asia Pacific Design No.16

Published by Sandu Publishing, Asia Pacific Design is the first-ever professional design annual of the Asia-Pacific region. This year, the theme of Asia Pacific Design No.16 is the fusion of multi-disciplined design that honours the latest outstanding creations and designs that affect the design industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

I am very pleased that my poster for the play Screw the one who started it for Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade is included in the annual. 

More about the play and poster here.





Monday, November 9, 2020

Beogradska trilogija (Belgrade Trilogy) Poster

 

Design of the poster for Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade in Serbia production of Beogradska trilogija (Belgrade Trilogy) by Biljana Srbljanović.

Belgrade Trilogy, dark comedy, set in Sydney, Los Angeles and Prague on New Year's Eve, the play shows snapshots from everyday life of young people who fled abroad to escape the Balkan war and the choices they face as they attempt to build a new life for themselves as exiles.

For the image on the poster, I use a major symbol of Belgrade, Pobednik (The Victor) monument by Ivan Meštrović. The image is positioned upside down, because that is how it is seen from the other side of the globe, and it is printed in three not perfectly aligned colours.
 




Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Pucina (Offing) Poster

This is the poster I designed for Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia's production of Pucina (Offing).

The play was writen in 1902 by Branislav Nušić, Serbian playwright, satirist, essayist, novelist. In the play Jovanka, the wife of the official Vladimir Nedeljković, becomes the mistress of a minister in the desire to create a career for her husband, and thus, to ensure a high civic reputation for her family. Thanks to that, Vladimir progresses and becomes a senior official, but he soon learns that his wife is not faithful to him, just as he learns and is aware of the fact that he progressed thanks to his wife's love affair.

 


 


Monday, November 2, 2020

Henry’s Palm Beach Design

Henry’s Palm Beach is a new restaurant at The Breakers Palm Beach resort in Florida. The restaurant is named after Henry Morrison Flagler who in 1896 founded The Breakers resort. The Breakers is one of the oldest and most prestigious resorts in the U.S. 

For Henry’s Palm Beach we designed; the logo, menu, beverage menu, coasters, napkins, umbrellas among other items. After The Seafood Bar, EchoFlagler Steakhouse, and HMF this is the 5th restaurant identity we have designed for The Breakers.



 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Covid Exit, Madrid 2020

As part of Madrid Gráfica 2020, an international event dedicated to graphic design, they organized Covid Exit poster exhibition. From submitted posters by 572 graphic designers from 45 countries, the jury selected 100 posters. They are being exhibited both in the city’s squares and at the Central de Diseño at Matadero, Madrid. I am pleased that my poster is among the selected.





Sunday, October 18, 2020

"My Place Under the Sun" Logo

The organization Moje mjesto pod suncem (My Place Under the Sun) originated in Rijeka, Croatia. Their program's primary goal is to provide children below the poverty line with activities that will enable them to grow and develop based on their abilities rather than on the severe social context surrounding them. They offer these kids quality extra-institutional education in the hope that it will boost their self-esteem and self-reflection, and help them realize their full potential.


When I was asked to volunteer my services and create a logo for My Place Under the Sun, I decided to create something child friendly and also something empowering, thats why I created this recognizable image of child as super hero.







Anti-Coronavirus posters

Today on 20th street between 5th and 6th avenues, I was surprised to see, still untouched, the Anti-Coronavirus poster posters I designed and posted more than 6 months ago.

I was one of the artists invited by Poster House and Print magazine to do Anti-Coronavirus poster.


NYC Street Version of the Anti-Coronavirus poster


That was enough for me I wanted the poster/message to appear on less official ad spaces and that way could get attention of more of the community in NYC. I paid to print and distribute poster on Manhattan Bronx and Queens.You will see in the link even David Byrne put my poster on his instagram with a comment.

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/04/the-street-version-of-coronavirus-poster.html



Anti-Coronavirus poster in Ljubljana


I also managed to arrange printing and distribution of poster in Ljubljana, Slovena. 

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/04/anti-coronavirus-poster-in-ljubljana.html



Anti-Coronavirus billboards in Zagreb


And also managed to arrange printing and posting of 40 billboards around the city of Zagreb in Croatia.

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/04/anti-coronavirus-billboards-in-zagreb.html


Stay-Sane-Stay-Safe in Breda


The tree installations are traveling through Breda. They are aiming for seven locations in three weeks. I’m very pleased that my poster is one of the posters included in them.

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/05/stay-sane-stay-safe-in-breda.html

https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/07/stay-sane-stay-safe-in-breda-3.html


Anti-Coronavirus posters in Belgrade, Serbia


I also managed to arrange printing and posting of 1000 posters around the city of Belgrade in Serbia.


https://mirkoilic.blogspot.com/2020/05/anti-coronavirus-posters-in-belgrade.html




Monday, October 5, 2020

14th Golden Bee Global Biennale in Moscow

Here are a few photos from 14th Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design in Moscow. I am very pleased that the Biennale included two of my posters for JDP, Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia in their spectacular show.

More about the JDP posters you can read here and here.








Friday, September 25, 2020

Mighty Thor

Some time ago, I came across the original comics page from Mighty Thor by John Buscema from 1979. Despite the relatively low price, I didn’t buy it. There was nothing special or unique on that page for me.
 

But recently, I came across the original sketch of that same page, and whatever the finished page didn’t have, fluidity, dynamic, energy, this sketch had it. And now, this one is mine.

 




 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Book "Making Posters"

I just received this beautiful book Making Posters by Scott Laserow and Natalia Delgado. 

 "With a special focus on conceptualization, internationally-acclaimed and award-winning designers Natalia Delgado and Scott Laserow takes you though planning, analyzing and creating posters that stop viewers in their tracks. Classic and contemporary examples from around the world show you what can be achieved at the cutting-edge of the medium - from protest and propaganda posters, through pop culture and Swiss style, to animated and interactive designs." 

I am pleased that my posters for JDP, Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia and for SVA, School of Visual Arts in New York City are included in the book among all these posters from amazing artists from around the world.







 

 

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Joe Kubert "Winnie Winkle" Part 2

 

I just acquired another Joe Kubert & the Joe Kubert School Winnie Winkle daily original strip from 1981.
 
Joe Kubert and his influential school of comics artistry took charge of the pioneering soap-opera feature Winnie Winkle to fulfill an objective for "my students [to] gain experience and make a couple of bucks", as Kubert told The Comics Journal in 1994, adding this: "I suddenly found myself doing the whole strip by myself. So I just dropped it."
 
I acquired this comic exclusively because of the last frame, it is so Joe Kubert.