Friday, October 28, 2022

"Antonio di Padova" comic by Dino Battaglia

My recent acquisition—a comic page from the comic Antonio di Padova from 1980. The comic was drawn by Dino Battaglia, an Italian master of comic art and one of my idols. 

When I was acquiring this comic, I didn't know I would get a secret bonus. Dino very often coloured his comics with watercolour on the back of his comics. Every page got photographed twice, front and back. Then the line shot of the drawing on the front will be combined with a black halftone of the back part. That way, the linework stays crisp and sharp, and the colours soft.

I scanned both sides of the page and combined with photoshop, just to see how it would have looked like. 



Wednesday, October 5, 2022

MoMA: "Never Alone-Video Games and Other Interactive Design"

I am very proud to share this news with you. This weekend I went to see "Never Alone-Video Games and Other Interactive Design", a new show at MoMA. I didn't go there only because I liked the shows at MoMA but also because, in this particular show, they displayed the Home Pong video game console that I donated to MoMA in 2015.

This is the second time MoMA has shown one of the many items that I have donated to them. In 2017, in the show "Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959-1989", they displayed Paul Rand's IBM Supply Kit from 1979, which I also donated to them. 

I am so happy to see those items in both shows. It feels almost like I created them.


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The exhibition in Koprivnica, Croatia

 "The exhibition MIRKO ILIC: FROM THE HISTORY OF HUMAN STUPIDITY – THE DESIGN HISTORY OF THE WORLD opens at AK GALLERY in Koprivnica on Friday, October 7th at 7 p.m.

The exhibition presents a panoramic view of Ilić's work ranging from posters, newspaper covers and illustrations to comics, from the mid-1970s to today, remixed as a narrative about the 20th and 21st centuries and one possible reading of the moment we live in and what has become of us that led to that moment. The exhibition in Koprivnica marks its tenth appearance after the premiere in Zagreb in September of last year. It will remain open until October 27th. The curator of the exhibition is Marko Golub."