Friday, May 19, 2017

"The Club" aboard Seabourn Encore.

I created the logo and identity for 'The Club' aboard luxury Seabourn Encore Cruise Ship.
On this project I collaborated with Adam Tihany from Tihany Designs.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

'The Retreat' on Seabourn Encore

I just came across this photograph on twitter of flip flops with my logo for 'The Retreat'
deck spa on the luxury Seabourn Encore Cruise Ship.
I collaborated on this project with world renowned interior Designer Adam Tihany.







Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rene Wanner's Posterpage

Good News about the Tolerance Traveling Poster Show.
Respected Rene Wanner's blog Posterpage from Switzerland just posted news about Tolerance posters and the shows and annoucing the upcoming show by Mikser Beograd in Belgrade, Serbia.

Check it out here.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Belgrade Announcement

Mikser festival 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia will be hosting Tolerance poster show
on May 25th to May 28th.
Hope to see you there!

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) Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland) and, Katarzyna Zapart (Poland).

Check out more on Mikser's website Here.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

El Cobra

I just got myself an original comic art page for "EL COBRA" by Arturo Del Castillo. I even got a bonus tear-sheet with color pencil markings for color separation.
"Larrigan" is next.

More about Arturo Del Castillo Here.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tolerance opening in Sarajevo

Today was the opening for the Tolerance traveling poster show in Sarajevo at 12pm in front of the Academy of Fine Arts.

The exhibition was opened by Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, (head of the EU Delegation in BiH), then prof. Marina Finci (Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo) and Ajša Beširević (Representative of POP-UP! Sarajevo), on the occasion of Europe Day with the support of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Info Center in BiH.

Designers of Tolerance posters: 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)

Here are some links to the press coverage of the show:
Radio Sarajevo
Klix
Fokus
Depo Portal

Here are a few pictures from the opening:

Friday, May 5, 2017

Summer Intern Wanted!

Mirko Ilic Corp, award-winning graphic design studio is looking for a summer intern to assist in the studio's varied projects. There will also be opportunities for design work and assisting with day-to-day office needs.

Looking for intern living in the NYC area that can work at least two full days a week to start as soon as possible. This is an unpaid position, however, you will have the chance to learn and grow under a world renown designer and illustrator. Lunch will be provided.

Possible duties include:
Conducting visual research
Collecting and filing design work
Sketching and concept creation
General admin work for the studio

Please send a letter of interest and samples of work to office@mirkoilic.com
Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

She's finally mine.

After waiting for her for so many years she finally gentle fell into my arms and said "I'm yours."

And in the background a man was singing:
"Wasn’t hard to love you
Didn’t have to try
Wasn’t hard to love you
Didn’t have to try
Held you for a little while
My Oh My Oh My"

Friday, April 28, 2017

Tolerance in Sarajevo

The Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina, just announced the opening of the Tolerance poster show on Monday, May 8th.

The show will opened by: Lars-Gunnar Wigemark (Chief of the EU Delegation in BiH), Marina Finci (Dean of the Academy), and myself, at 12:00 pm in front of the Academy building.
More information about the show here

Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts

I just got myself two Warren Tufts "Casey Ruggles" Daily Comic Strip from 1953.
These great strips are from the master draftsman himself. I'm mentioning this because he always had trouble meeting deadlines. Despite the fact that he had help from numerous assistants and ghosts: Nick Cardy, Ruben Moreira, Al Plastino and Alex Toth.
Warren Tufts created the comic strip "Casey Ruggles" in 1949.
Sadly he was killed in 1982, in the crash of an airplane of his own design that he was piloting.

More about "Casey Ruggles" here.



I also have an early original of Warren Tufts' "Casey Ruggles" daily comic strip dated 2-9-1950.
Humble beginning this is drawn a year into the creation of "Casey Ruggles." It's not a very impressive drawing considering how over time Warren became more refined and tight and almost graphical in his style.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tolerance Traveling Show in Cetinje, Montenegro

Today was the opening of the Tolerance traveling show in Cetinje Montenegro as apart of the Fluid.
The show will be open tomorrow at Njegoseva Street in front of the Ministry of Culture building.
I would like to give a special thanks to Ana Matic and Lazar for this beautiful show.

Designers of Tolerance posters: 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)

Here are a few pictures from the opening.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia

A few weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised with the announcement by The National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia that they will have an exhibition of posters I designed. The posters are a donation to the library by the American, Aliis Inserviendo Consumor Foundation.

The show will open in the Library’s grand lobby on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, at 12.00.
Unfortunately I will not be in attendance but if you're there I hope you can make it. More about the show here.

Monday, April 17, 2017

National Portrait Gallery

By pure chance, I just found out, I have 15 of pieces of art created for Time Magazine from the 90's in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Collection.
Among others, a cover art portrait of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

Tolerance Poster Show at Fluid Forum.

We're excited to announced that the traveling Tolerance poster show will be traveling to the 5th annual Fluid Design Forum, in Montenegro.

April 26th to May 16th 2017, at Njegoseva Street (Ministry of Culture)
The show will be opened by Yuko Shimizu April 26th 2017, at 12:30pm.
Yuko is one of the participating artist featured in the Tolerance poster show.

Be sure to follow the Fluid Expo at fluid-forum.me, fb.me/fluidForum, and @Fluid_dizajn

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tolerance is More Than Just Tolerating

Steven Heller on his blog The Daily Heller on printmag.com has published a piece on the Tolerance Poster Show.
"Tolerance is easy to say and often hard to do." You can Read 'Tolerance is More than just Tolerating' by Steven Heller here.