Sunday, November 29, 2020

Secret Agent X-9 and Robin Malone by Bob Lubbers (Bob Lewis)

I recently acquired ten daily comic strips by Bob Lubbers (Bob Lewis)A group of nine dailies featuring Secret Agent X-9 (aka Phil Corrigan) from 1961 through 1963, and one is Robin Malone daily from 1967, also drawn by Lubbers.

I've always been fascinated with Lubbers' ease and smoothness with which he can draw, from realistic drawings such as Tarzan and Marvel Comics to cartoony drawings such as Long Sam. This particular comics are drawn by using the interesting technique of DuoTone chemical shading boardAs an added bonus, these have Bob Lubbers' rough pencil character layouts on the backs of the strips.

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.