You'll Love This eBook If:
- Want to be inspired by a personal story perseverance
- Admire the art direction of Time Magazine
- Want to learn about the history of design from a living legend
Mirko Ilić is known as a creative rebel, but this reputation is equal to his talents in illustration, design and education. A visionary, Ilić is a respected voice in visual culture across disciplines and around the world.
This highly visual biography examines Ilić’s formative years growing up in Yugoslavia during the era of Communism; his early comic book and magazine illustrations; and his immigration to the U.S., where he quickly achieved fame for his work as Time magazine’s international edition art director and art director forThe New York Times’ op-ed pages. Ilić has always pushed himself as a designer, reinventing himself time and again.
Ilić has collaborated with noted designers like Steven Heller and Milton Glaser throughout his long career. He’s designed album covers for bands like Rage Against the Machine, created the titles for films likeYou’ve Got Mail, and written/designed numerous books, including The Design of Dissent, Genius Moves, Stop Think Go Do and The Anatomy of Design.
He has been and instructor at the Cooper Union with Milton Glaser and currently teaches illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His studio won many honors from organizations including the Society of Illustrators,, the Art Directors Club, the Society of Publication Designers, HOW, Print and I.D.
What People Are Saying
This survey of the graphic work of Mirko Ilic fascinated me. It is overflowing with ingenious visualizations of strong ideas. It covers his career from his early work in Europe to his recent work in the U.S., all done with remarkable originality and skill. The text, full of candid insights from Ilic himself and other design luminaries, is extremely informative and interesting. In fact, this book is as entertaining as a good graphic novel. Ilic is shown to be good with words as well. I follow graphic design as an interested amateur and I know of no other designer of his generation who maintains this level of creativity combined with penetrating social awareness. This will be my book of choice as a special gift for visually sophisticated friends.—Daniel Devino