Thursday, January 26, 2017

Design of Dissent Exhibition Opening at Non-Breaking Space

The Design of Dissent
Curated by Milton Glaser, Mirko Ilic, and Civilization

Non-Breaking Space, a new non-profit gallery by Civilization devoted to showcasing important works of graphic design, is opening its first exhibition "The Design of Dissent" on February 2nd from 5:30–9PM. The exhibit includes over 50 graphic works of social and political protest from 1964 to today.

Non-Breaking Space
532 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

More info here:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

W Magazine: Art of the Protest Sign

W Magazine, in their new article "The New Art of Protest Signs In Trump's America" has a few of my thoughts about the design of protest signs.

Here's one of them:
“It’s very sweet that today, in a time when you can print better and cheaper than ever and everyone has access to printing, people decide to get markers and oils and paints and write signs in their own handwriting," said Ilic. "It’s not mechanical; it’s you. It’s your signature, and you sign off on that sign by doing it by hand.” 

Read the full article here: The New Art of Protest Signs In Trump's America

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tihany Product Design

We just received the printed collateral which we designed for the "Tihany Product Design" company.

More images here: Tihany Product Design Brand Identity & Collateral

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Underground Images on the AIGA blog

The AIGA blog features SVA's underground poster campaign which began in 1947 and includes the work of many artist and design notables such as George Tscherny, Milton Glaser, and Louise Fili. In 2013, "Underground Images" an exhibition of these posters curated by Anthony Rhodes and I, traveled to cities around the world.

AIGA's Most-Read Stories of 2016

AIGA Eye on Design's roundup of the most-read design stories of 2016 touches on the highs and lows of the past year. Coming in at #3 on the list is "This is What Happens When You Rip Off A Designer" in which Milton Glaser and I talk about our stolen work.

 Read them all here:

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Just published - a new book of my comics from 1976 - 1980

I just got a few copies of a new book "Iz povijesti ljudske gluposti - Mirko Ilic" (From the History of Human Stupidity - Mirko Ilic) Published by Biblioteka Kvadrat in Croatia.
The book contains all my published comics from 1976 - 1980. It also contains a few pages of my unfinished and unpublished comics. The book was assembled and edited by Stjepan Micak.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rip Kirby Comics by John Prentice

I have quite a few originals of Rip Kirby comics by John Prentice, but I still decided to acquire this particular comic from 1967. I did this not only because I read it when I was a kid, but also because I was fascinated with the simple trick of positioning of Desmond's feet. By doing this Prentice suggests that he doesn't have control over his body, that he is sleepwalking.