Masterclass with Mirko Ilić - Designer between Recognition and Purpose

“We are living in a time when recognition appears to be more important than anything else. More and more people are becoming known for unknown reasons. Andy Warhol's statement about 15 minutes of fame is taken to the extreme. The world of design has caught the Kardashian virus too. We, including myself, are being caught between recognition and purpose. Unfortunately, more and more often, recognition becomes a purpose in and of itself. The lecture is about my attempt to do the opposite: to use my recognition for a purpose.”

Born in Bosnia and currently based in New York, graphic designer and poster designer Mirko Ilić is a prominent figure of the global graphic design scene. In addition to launching the world-famous TOLERANCE POSTER SHOW traveling poster exhibition, he runs a studio in New York and works as a professor at the School of Visual Arts. Many of his works are featured in the collection of MoMA in New York and in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and two of his books have been published recently. Co-authored with Steven Heller and Beth Kleber, Milton Glaser: POP is an overview of the work of iconic illustrator and designer Milton Glaser during the 1960s and 70s, and will also be covered in the lecture. 

Registration is required to attend.

18:00 - 19:30

Event information

Date: 11/10/2023, 6 p.m.
Venue: MOME Auditorium

This event will be held in English.
Registration is required to attend.

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