Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Print Magazine Power Issue

For the upcoming Power Issue of Print magazine, Ben King, Art director of Print magazine, asked me to reinterpret one of the classic graphics created by Philippe Vermes during the 1968 French protests (on the bottom) .

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


See my new post in Imprint blog.

Mad Man: The Long Strange Tale of Kim Jong-Il's Advertising Career

Monday, December 19, 2011

Crisis Magazine

Our new "99%" cover for the NAACP Crisis Magazine just got published.
We created the cover with art director of Crisis Magazine, Wayne Fitzpatrick.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Typographic Posters

One of the best sites for typographic posters, typographicposters.com, just created a new site in which our work is featured: http://www.typographicposters.com/mirko-ilic/

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Design of Dissent

On January 26, 2012, Michael Robinson will be hosting a panel discussion with Milton Glaser and I. The discussion will be based on our book The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics and current events. The panel discussion will be hosted by Open Center.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Diplomat Magazine

Art director, Jeannine Saba, of Diplomat Magazine just sent us these photographs of herself with Jaap Biemans' Cover Junkie Magazine which is based on his website Cover Junkie. It features an illustration I created for Jeannine.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The fifth edition of Typographic Design: Form and Communication 
by Rob Carter, Ben Day, and Philip Meggs (it is extremely unusual that there is a fifth edition for books about graphic design) features two of our designs: our design for NY Times Arts and Leisure "The Year in Culture" and our spread from the Rizzoli book Elvis + Marilyn 2x Immortal. Typographic Design: Form and Communication is very informative and I highly recommend it.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Louis Silverstein

Yesterday I was saddened to find out Louis Silverstein had died. He was 92. Louis is known for his brilliant contributions to newspaper design. As a creative director of the New York Times, he gave many people the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. I was fortunate to have the privilege of working with him on creating department headings for Metro Plus, which he kindly included in his book "Newspaper Design For The Times" published in 1990 by Nostrand Reinhold. Steven Heller, another beneficiary of Louis' guidance, wrote a poignant post on the life of this influential man. Read the article here.

Ransom Note

Dallas Graham and I created this ransom note in hopes of getting some money back from
Wall Street (good luck!). The note is created out of bits of logos from different banks and
financial institutions.