Boris Bućan (b.1947) is a Croatian artist and poster designer whose work has been celebrated by many museums, including MoMA. A current exhibition at MSU Zagreb (through May 29), “Breakfast At The Printers,” and accompanying catalog shows a wide range of Bućan’s remarkable artistry and image-based communications. In the essay “Boris Bućan’s Early Posters,” Rick Poynor writes, “For Bućan, the image comes first and type is always a secondary consideration. There is often a feeling in his work that he would like to dispense with typography entirely.” Indeed that’s what I admire about Bućan’s work. At a time when type is a fetish, here’s a designer who uses visuals to speak as loudly as words. See more of his work here.
Pick up a copy of Print’s Spring 2016 issue before the summer issue drops.
The Spring 2016 issue takes a dive into the largest design capital of the world: New York City. Get an exclusive look into the lives of design celebrities–from James Victore to Timothy Goodman, Jessica Walsh to Stefan Sagmeister. And then ask yourself: what makes a designer a celebrity? And is there a difference between “celebrity” and “fame?”
All of this PLUS the winners of the Typography & Lettering Awards, the history of Helvetica and a sneak peek at Seymour Chwast’s next exhibit.