Genius Among Us
Dejan Krsic’s Mirko Ilić: Fist to Face, highlights Ilić’s incredible design work, while also offering an intimate view into his life, beginning in Yugoslavia, even noting his first paid job painting numbers on 6,000 Dinamo stadium seats in Bucharest.
His designs are both moving and incredibly rich with detail. As talented as Ilić is, it was not always recognized. As a young artist, he was denied admission to the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts after successfully finishing his degree at the Zagreb School of Applied Arts. It was at that time he was introduced to graphic artist, Boris Bućan, giving Ilić a new perspective on design and inspiring more ways to create.
Mirko Ilić: Fist to Face showcases his work around the world, but his work in America is astounding for
The detail in Ilić’s work is incredible. In 2000, he designed this image for the New York Times Book Review Deep Throat: Mystery Solved. Every time I look at this, I find something I missed. If you have lacked in political image design or detail specific graphics that provoke a narrative,
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