Tuesday, July 18, 2017

One by One in Print

I finally got my hands on this very elaborate (with a wooden slipcase and laser cuts, etc.),
beautiful, and extensive 630 page book 'One by One in Print' published in 2011 by
Hesign Publishing & Design.

The book is complied and designed by Jianping He, the Chinese and German designer.
It featured almost 600 designers around the world.
I'm extremely honored to be one of them.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Tolerance Poster Show annouced in Breda, Holland

Graphic Matters in Breda, Holland has announced that the Tolerance poster traveling show will be apart of this years design festival

"Mirko Ilić explains the role of the designer in promoting tolerance and establishing peace: “The initial idea of ​​this exhibition was to invite well-known graphic designers to create posters based on their understanding of tolerance in the mother tongue. One of the conditions was that the exhibition is placed in a public space, among the citizens, not in art galleries. The purpose of the exhibition is not only posters, but in gathering and approaching people.”

The festival will contain posters by Milton Glaser (USA), David Tartakover (Israel), Yuko Shimizu (Japan), Paula Scher (USA), Manuel Estrada (Spain), New Collectivism (Slovenia), Istvan Orosz (Hungary), Peter Bankov (Russia), Jianping He (China), Fons Hickmann (Germany), Michel Bouvet (France), Chaz Maviyanne-Davies (Zimbabwe), Alejandro Magallanes (Mexico), Sue Coe (UK), Felipe Taborda (Brazil), Tarek Atrissi (Lebanon), Anette Lenz (France), Hamzah Abdelal (Jordan), Saki Mafundikwa (Zimbabwe), Xiao Yong (China), Srdja Dragovic (Montenegro), Reza Abedini (Iran), Sarp Sozdinler (Turkey), Slavimir Stojanovic (Serbia), Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Katarzyna Zapart (Poland), Anur Hadžiomerspahić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Hoon-Dong Chung (Korea), Aleksandar Macasev (Yugoslavia), Seymour Chwast (USA), Rodrigo Sanchez (Spain), Dan Reisinger (Israel), Steff Geissbühler (USA), and Drew Hodges (USA).

We are expecting a few more artist to finish and send us their posters.

The festival will be open from 22 September - 22 October, 2017

You can check out more about Tolerance at Graphic Matters here.

The Design of Dissent show in Breda, Holland

Graphic Matters in Breda, Netherlands just announced that the Design of Dissent show will be apart of this years Graphic design festival.

"Originally curated by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, The Design of Dissent was displayed in 2005 at School of Visual Arts – NY. A portion of this exhibition is on loan from the School of Visual Arts – NY. The new iteration, curated in collaboration with Civilization and Graphic Matters, is a direct reaction to the state of current affairs. It is our responsibility to question, challenge, and communicate dissent wherever necessary to protect those freedoms we so value."

The festival will be open from 22 September - 22 October, 2017

You can check out more about Graphic Matters here.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


To mark the 100th year anniversary of the 'October Revolution' Serge Serov decided to invite a big group of prominent graphic designers/artist around the world and asked them to create a poster, using only red and black color, as a personal assessment on what has happened in those 100 years.

"The contest was held in principle without an ideological focus, without defining any vector, estimates and definitions that could be put in its name, so that everyone would decide for themselves, how to interpret the concussion of the universe - as an impulse to the future or the greatest tragedy of Russian and World History?"

Titled 1917-2017 the show of 500 of chosen posters will be opening in October in Berlin and Prague. I'm honored that my poster is one of the poster selected for the show.

Baseline Issue 63

The newest Baseline International Typographics Magazine Issue 63 features an article written by Steve Heller and I titled 'Extroverted' based on our book Lettering Large Art and Design of Monumental Typography published in 2013 by The Monacelli Press.

Comic Roots

No I didn't forget my comic roots.
Here are three daily's of "Flash Gordon" by Dan Barry and Bob Fujitani from 1985.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Net Neutrality

Trump's 'war on the open internet': tech firms join activists in day of protest
Amazon, Facebook and Netflix among companies demonstrating on behalf of net neutrality,
in what supporters say will be biggest online protest in history.
Read more about this important issue here.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Madrid Grafica '17

DIMAD with the Madrid City Council just announced a call for entry for their festival
Madrid Grafica '17 competition the theme is 'The Light City'.
The event will take place between September and October 2017

Ivan Chermayeff, Alejandro Magallanes, Alain LE Quernec, Pekka Loiri, Carmelo Di Bartolo, and I will all be judges for the posters.

They invited the judges to create their own posters following the same theme.
My poster you can see below and the statement that goes along with it:
"Millions of people come to New York to see skyscrapers but because of them they cannot see the sky. As Lou Reed said in his song, Open House, “but there are no stars in the New York sky, They’re all on the ground.” In future modern cities the light will coming from below not from above."

You can get more information see more posters with the links here and here.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

AIAXAIA Logo on the water.

My logo and I on board of AIAXAIA luxury sailing yacht.
You can view more of our work for AIAXAIA here.

Friday, June 30, 2017

My Time Magazine Cover Illustrations at the National Portrait Gallery.

Twelve of my original illustrations for Time Magazine covers are
now part of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
Here are a few printed covers. You can see original art here.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coasters for Seafood Bar.

We just received this set of coasters we designed for Seafood Bar at the Breakers Palm Beach hotel.
You can see more about this project here.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Graphis Logo/Letterhead 9.

We just received the new Graphis Logo/Letterhead 9 book and it seems like we not only received a book but also received two gold and two silver medals (sounds better than it is).

More about this project here.
More about this project here.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seafood Bar at Breakers Palm Beach.

Established in 1896 The Breakers Palm Beach hotel in Palm Beach Florida is one of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in the United States. For their the Seafood Bar restaurant we designed the logo, menus along with a children's menu, and a check presenter.
You can check out more photographs on our website here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Judi Harvest's Propagation Catalog

This exhibition catalog was designed for Judi Harvest's glass seed and bee sculptures for her Propagation, Bees + Seeds show at Palazzo Tiepolo Passi Venice, Italy.
The cover photography is by Matthew Klein and the inside cover photograph by Francesco Allegretto.

You can see more photo's of this work at our website here.

Monday, June 19, 2017

100th Anniversary of Sarajevo Project - Featured in the Graphic Design Gallery at Behance.

"Congratulations Mirko Ilic Corp.,

Your project 100th Anniversary of Sarajevo has been featured in
the Branding category of our Graphic Design gallery.
Our curatorial team features a small number of
projects to appear on the front of our gallery each day.
We only pick the best work that effectively promotes
the Branding community.

The Branding Curatorial Team"

The Oktobarski Salon - Featured in the Graphic Design Gallery at Behance.

"Congratulations Mirko Ilic Corp.,

Your project Oktobarski Salon has been featured in
the Branding category of our Graphic Design gallery.
Our curatorial team features a small number of
projects to appear on the front of our gallery each day.
We only pick the best work that effectively promotes
the Branding community.

The Branding Curatorial Team"

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Design of Dissent: Expanded Edition on Amazon for Pre-Order

The pre-order for book The Design of Dissent written by Milton Glaser and Myself
just went up on Amazon.

"The 160-plus new works in this edition document the Arab Spring, the Obama presidency, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the election of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin’s continuing influence, the Women’s March, the ongoing refugee crises, the environment, and much more. This powerful collection, totaling well over 550 images, stands not only as a testament to the power of imagery, but also as an urgent call to action."

You can pre-order your copy here.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Regional Cultural Center Awards

This is an award ceremony for the competition for the design of the facade of the Regional Cultural Center "Mikser House" in Sarajevo. Mikser House will be open on September 8th, 2017.

First place was shared by Ajša Beširević and Bojan Galić.
Thrid place went to Danira Isović
The people's choice award went to Ana Kovačić.

The jury for the awards was Maja Lalic, Bojan Hadzihalilovic, and I.

Congratulations to all participants and the winners.

Tolerance in Belgrade.

Few more photographs from a opening of Tolerance posters show at Mikser Festival 2017
hosted by Mikser Beograd.

Artist of the posters are:
Milton Glaser (USA), Yuko Shimizu (Japan), Paula Scher (USA), Novi kolektivizem (Slovenia), Istvan Orosz (Hungary), Peter Bankov (Russia), Jumping He (China), Fons Hickmann m23 (Germany), Michel Bouvet (France), Chaz Maviyanne-Davies (Zimbabwe), Alejandro Magallanes (Mexico), David Tartkover (Israel), Sue Coe (Great Britain), Anette Lenz (France), Tarek Atrissi (Lebanon), Hamza Abdel (Jordan), Mwalimu Saki Mafundikwa (Zimbabwe), Studio Sarp Sozdinler (Turkey), Reza Abedini (Iran), Felipe Taborda (Brazil), Manuel Estrada (Spain), Srdja Dragovic (Montenegro), Xiao Yong (China), Anur Hadziomerspahic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Katarzyna Zapart (Poland)