Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Posters the Play Siroka zemlja (The Vast Domain)

Originally, the premiere of the play Siroka zemlja (The Vast Domain), a production of JDP Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia was scheduled for the spring of this year. Unfortunately, because of Covid, the premiere had been postponed a few times. Finally, it happened on September 24th.

The Vast Domain (Das weite Land) is a play by the Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler, which focuses on 1890s Viennese society, demonstrating the effects of upper-class codes of behaviour on human relationships.
"A play that combines detailed psychology with a portrait of a society... What the play shows us is couples indulging in a polite sexual excuse me behind which lurks panic, death and an insane preoccupation with honour... What is fascinating is that the action is conducted against a background of tennis parties, trips to the Dolomites, charade like affairs and summerhouse banter against Art Deco panels. Everything suggests a world of golden leisure and civilized deceit. But what Schnitzler shows us is the corrosive effect of habitual lying on this Smiles of a Summer Night' atmosphere and the destructive impact of the hero's contaminated sense of honour. I think it's a marvellous play because it pinpoints decadence with wit and irony."
You can find more of my poster designs for JDP here.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

My Work in American Illustration 39

With some delay, I finally received the American Illustration 39 book. The book is not only beautifully designed, full of beautiful illustrations, but also includes two of my illustrations of theatre posters created for plays Lorenzaccio (Lorencačo) and Uncle Vanya (Ujka Vanja) produced by JDP-Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia.

You can see more of my posters for Yugoslav Drama Theatre here.


Monday, September 13, 2021

The Opening of the "From History of Human Stupidity"

Here are a few photos from the opening of my show From History of Human Stupidity at Gallery HDD - Hrvatsko dizajnersko društvo / Croatian Designers Association in Zagreb, Croatia.

The show is going to be open till October 1st, 2021. 


Thursday, September 9, 2021

"From History of Human Stupidity"

Today, at Gallery HDD - Hrvatsko dizajnersko društvo / Croatian Designers Association in Zagreb, is the opening of the show of my work. The show is titled From History of Human Stupidity

The concept of the show and selection of the work is by Marko Golub. 

The show is going to be open till October 1st, 2021.

Friday, September 3, 2021

#7 Modesty Blaise by Jim Holdaway

In one of my last posts about comics, I mentioned how I envy artists who can create perfect drawings with seemingly random and out-of-control lines.

I think this original from Modesty Blaise by Jim Holdaway, from 1965 is a great example. By the way, there is no one single correction on this strip.


The Daily Heller

The Daily Heller: A Poster Pattern for Sarajevo

In 2014, Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilíc, among other artists, were invited by the "Sarajevo 1914–2014" project to create posters as part of an anniversary celebration. Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, represents the meeting point of civilizations, cultures and religions. Glaser came up with the idea for each designer to create posters that work side by side together, "meeting" each other to form one grand image. 

For Glaser and Ilíc's posters, "We divided the letters of the word Sarajevo," Ilíc explains. "Milton got 'A,' 'J,' 'V' and 'O,' and I took the letters 'R,' 'A' and 'E.' We split the letter 'S.'"

Glaser created his poster first, and it looked very modern. "I decided that I would create an 'old' poster," Ilíc says. The work was about Sarajevo, 100 years ago. "For that I decided to create posters with the look of filigree, and crochet both, for which Sarajevo was well-known."

With a little back and forth, they managed to harmoniously match the posters in color and looks. Below are a few possible poster combinations.