Tuesday, August 28, 2012

HOW Magazine

Steven Heller and my book, Stop, Think, Go, Do, published by Rockport Publishers,
just got featured in the new September issue of HOW Magazine.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Metal Hurlant

Thanks to my friend Valnoir Artfield Lautrec,
I received yesterday from Paris 
Metal Hurlant  No. 57 from November 1980.

This is the first time that I have had this particular issue of this magazine in my hands.
In this issue I published my comic 
"On the Same Side", which later 
Metal Hurlant pronounced the most bizarre comics of the year. 

On the first reading, the comic doesn't 
make much sense, until one lifts the page against the light and figures out 
that the comic characters are printed/two dimensionally, and for them the third 
dimension (other side of the page) is a 
totally new dimension/science fiction. 
See last two pages of comic below.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another Movie, Another Cover

Flying to Europe, I usually watch movies for which I wouldn't pay
a ticket to see, or just plainly missed them in theaters. Because of this
second reason, on one of my recent flights, I decided to watch 
The Ladykillers. First, because I saw the original and I really liked it and 
secondly because I enjoy movies by the Coen brothers

In one of the scenes toward the end of the movie, where Tom Hanks is opening 
a coffin that is supposed to be full of money, to his surprise he discovered that 
it is full of magazines. To my surprise, I discovered that one of the magazines 
was with my cover illustration. 

It was Mother Jones magazine from August 2002, art directed by Jane Palecek. 
The only thing I didn't understand was why Tom Hanks was so disappointed
with my cover.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Still, Best Congress Money Can Buy

In 1988, I illustrated the cover for the book, "The Best Congress Money Can Buy"
by Philip M. Stern, designed by Nancy Brescia and art directed by Louise Fili.

With time, I managed to lose my only copy of the book, but thanks to the internet
I just bought another one. Just flipping through the book, I was astonished to
see of how many things the book predicted have become truths, and even worse.

Below is an excerpt of a book review from 1988.

"His most recent book, 'The Best Congress Money Can Buy,' (1988) was about the influence of PACs (Political Action Committee) on Capitol Hill as a result of their campaign contributions, and also a study of the high cost of running for elective office. Mr. Stern sent complimentary copies of the book to members of the House and Senate, and he included in each a one dollar bill as a book marker. Many members of Congress angrily returned the books and the markers."

Friday, August 10, 2012

Return of Evil

My son Ivo, who is a fan of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 t.v. show,
just rented Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie and noticed the
Time Magazine cover "Evil", art directed and designed by myself in 1991,
appearing in the room of evil scientist.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Logo Design Love

Prestigious blog Logo Design Love featured our 
IMAA-International Motion Art Awards logo.

Friday, August 3, 2012

International Motion Art Awards

We just finished creating this logo
for AI–AP's International Motion Art Awards. IMAA is a newly established annual award competition, which
will pay tribute to the best motion art from the year and offer a unique opportunity to the winners and their collaborators for visibility, promotion and bragging rights within the industry.

The awards are established by
AI–AP's (American Illustration and American Photography), one of the most respected illustration and photography's annual competition, existing for over 30 years.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


One of my favorite New York giftware shops, MXYPLYZYK, just launched their new website.
The website is designed by Aleksandar Macasev (of Chromatweet fame) and myself.

Show in Montenegro

On Monday September 3rd, the National Museum of Montenegro
is organizing "Fist to Face",
a one man show of my work in
Njegosev Muzej Biljarda in Cetinje.

They will be showing hundreds
of pieces including comics, illustration, design...
I will be there for the opening
of the show and lecture.

You're all invited.