Thursday, August 18, 2016


AIAXAIA luxury sailing yacht, was launched in Split, Croatia this week and will be available for charter starting May 2017. Congratulations to everybody involved!
We have designed the identity for AIAXAIA which can be seen on Behance:


AIAXAIA on the water ready for the second stage of building.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tiest Billboard

We just designed a billboard for the new play Tiest (Thyestes) for Mini Teater in Ljubljana, Slovenia directed by Ivica Buljan. The play was written by the Roman writer Seneca (4 BC - AD 65) in the first century AD and is based on Greek mythology.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The District

The District youth festival, part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season

"Dear Citizens of The District,
If you’re anywhere between 14 and 23 years old, this one’s exclusively for you. This Abu Dhabi Summer Season, head on over to Yas Island from August 18th until September 17th and hangout at The District, a one-of-a-kind space where you can socialize, play, create, explore, find inspiration, make connections or even disconnect if that’s what you’re in the mood for."

Among many other events, I will give two lectures.

The Curious World of Design: Friday, August 26th 19:00-21:00
Art and Design of Monumental Typography: Saturday, August 27th 18:00-20:00

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

UN Post Stamps

To celebrate the 65th anniversary, United Nations decided to publish commemorative post stamps.
Post stamp sheet is designed by Sergio Baradat and also contains the artwork of Jean Carlu.

Jean Carlu (1900-1997) was one of the biggest French poster designers. The artwork by Jean Carlu that United Nations used for the stamp sheet is part of my collection. I was extremely lucky not only to acquire the original artwork, but to acquire the original sketch for the art.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Echo at The Breakers Hotel

Echo is an Asian restaurant that is part of The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Breakers was established in 1896 and is one of the oldest hotels in the United States.

We designed the menus to compliment the colors and mood from the interior of the restaurant.

Photos by: Raine Manley Roberston

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Joule Hotel Design Featured

We just got a copy of the book Hotel Brand Image Design by Design Media Publishing Limited. The book features the design created by Jee-eun Lee and I in 2008 for the Joule Hotel in Dallas.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Accepting Submissions for New Design Book

We are very pleased to invite you to take part in a new book on design by Steven Heller and
Mirko Ilic ( / on the myriad ways designers, illustrators, photographers and art directors have involved the human body in graphic, advertising and typographic design. 

This is the first book to undress design and show how the body in all its forms is used realistically,
symbolically, aesthetically, yes, and pruriently. We are looking for all printed media, for virtually any
commercial or editorial  purpose.

The book, Design Exposed (working title only), is published by Rizzoli USA for Winter/Spring
2017-18, but our research and gathering window is open now. Please be part of this project.
Our deadline to receive work from you in the format attached is September 16, 2016.

Please write directly on the linked form below and send your submission to

We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

Thank you,
Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic

Download submission guidelines here:

Below are some examples of work that we are looking for.

Designed by Jerzy Skakun

Designed by Yann Legendre

Designed by Antonio Quieros

Designed by Dragana Nikolic