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: eyeondesign.aiga.org/want-to-know-our-most-read-design-stories-of-2016

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 It also contains a few pages of my unfinished and unpublished comics.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.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

SVA "Where Art Happens" Poster

My poster for SVA "Where Art Happens" will be featured in a new book Design Composition Training by Naoki Mitsui and Hideki Mitsui published by the Japanese publishing company Rikuyosha Co.Ltd.

More here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/28482829/SVA-Where-Art-Happens

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Li'l Abner

I just got Al Capp's original comic strip "Li'l Abner" from 1966. In this strip Li'l Abner appears in disguise, suit and dark sunglasses, but unfortunately Al Capp's racism is out in the open.
He started drawing comics in 1934 until 1977, but in the process, Capp transformed "from a progressive figure to a student-hating, pro-Vietnam War pal of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.
And not long afterward saw sex scandal headlines gut his fame. Almost overnight he lost everything," according to underground comics pioneer Denis Kitchen, who co-wrote Al's biography, "Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary."
You can read more about his controversial and distasteful life in the article, "Just How Bitter, Petty, and Tragic Was Comic-Strip Genius Al Capp?" www.theatlantic.com/entertainment