Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ms. Gloria

Every day something happens in New York. Very often something good, but very rarely right in front of your studio. Today in front of our studio there was a street co-naming event. Our East 32nd Street and Third Avenue became "Ms Magazine Way" because Ms. Magazine was established in our building. Actually on the same floor where my studio is (appropriately marked in pink).
The first publisher and editor of the magazine, Gloria Steinem gave a speech and helped unveil the name of the street. That gave me a chance to talk to Gloria and take a picture with her. For me this was quite special because Gloria was one of the first people whom I met in 1986 when I came to New York. Through these years we have seen each other from time to time, but this was something quite special.





Thursday, November 9, 2017

Out on the street

We just got a few photographs of the poster I designed for the play Einstein's Dreams by The Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade, Serbia.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Omg now I am a part of academia

I just got a new book Jolted Images: Unbound Analytic (Eastern European Screen Cultures). It's a serious academic book written by Pavle Levi, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.

"Jolted Images brings together a large cast of mainstream and avant-garde cineastes, artists, photographers, comics creators, poets, and more, to reflect on a wide range of phenomena from the realms of cinema and visual culture in the Yugoslav region, broader Europe, and North America. Far from a staid monograph, the book takes a cue from filmmaker Dušan Makavejev, who once wrote that there are times when it is necessary "to jolt art, no matter what the outcome"; to that end, the book infuses its analysis with playful, creative transfiguration of the material at hand."

I am especially honored not only because my work is on the cover of the book, but also because there is a mentioning of me in the book.

You can buy the book here: https://goo.gl/r8tfbj

Monday, November 6, 2017

AIAXAIA car

You can't have a luxury yacht, without a luxury car.

That's why, after we designed the identity for AIAXAIA luxury sailing yacht, we were asked to do a wrap design for the AIAXAIA car, a Ferrari 458 Challenge that competes in one-make racing also known as spec racing in North America.

You can see more images here: http://www.aiaxaia.com/racing/









Friday, October 20, 2017

"Distant Early Warning" by Marshall McLuhan


Last week I got this beautiful present, an unpacked deck of cards Distant Early Warning. They were created by Marshall McLuhan in 1969.

A deck of playing cards designed to be used as a problem-solving device. First edition. (It was originally given to subscribers to the “DEW-Line Newsletter.”) In slipcase: choice of colors green, red, black, blue, or brown. Cards cellophane-wrapped. Includes inserted instruction sheet.

"The cards are fantastic and are real playing cards rather than simply prompt cards. I think this might be one of the first examples of playing cards as a non military political/social tool. Military propaganda units have used playing cards since before WWII as a means to both identify and lampoon their enemies. Considering the publishing date of 1969, (when anti Vietnam War sentiment was high). Although there's no overtly antiwar messaging in McLuhan's deck.

There are some wonderful statements in the deck. It's full of the humour, sharpness and provocativeness that you can't help but associate with McLuhan. A fabulous object with several pithy statements that seem as apt today as ever." – Murray Grigo-McMahon













Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1917-2017 Exhibition

To mark the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, President of the Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design Golden Bee Serge Serov decided to invite a group of prominent graphic designers around the world to create a poster as a personal assessment on what has happened in those 100 years. I'm honored I was one of the invited designers.

Within the framework of the Moscow Design Week, 23 works from the project were shown at the Media Centre of Zaryadye Park, very symbolically next to Kremlin / Red Square. The exhibition will be open until October 31st.

What's nice about this show is that my poster is hanging next to Milton Glaser's poster (on the right).








Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Underground Images at Artediez Art School

"Underground Images" the traveling retrospective of SVA's long-running subway poster series, recently opened in Madrid, Spain at Artediez Art School, that has a great tradition in teaching visual arts and design. It was organized and designed by Sonia Díaz and Gabriel Martínez from the collective Un Mundo Feliz. The show will be open until October 31st.