Mirko Ilić

Mirko Ilić

Mirko Ilić Corp

Mirko Ilić was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Zagreb, where he published comics and illustrations from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. In 1986 he went to the United States and started publishing his illustrations in TimeNew York TimesWall Street Journal, and many other prominent and influential newspapers and magazines. In 1991, he becomes an art director of Time International, and the following year he became art director of the Op-Ed in the New York Times.

In 1995 he founded Mirko Ilić Corp., a graphic design and 3-D computer graphics and motion picture title studio. He has published a dozen books, mostly co-authored with art director, writer and journalist Steven Heller.

He received numerous awards for his work, including those of the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Publication Designers, the Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Society of Newspaper Design and many others. His works are represented in the collections of institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum, SFMOMA in San Francisco, and MoMA in New York – displaying 38 of his design works in its collection. He also organizes and curates exhibitions and lectures around the world. The most famous of these exhibitions is the Tolerance Poster Show, an international exhibition that brings together leading designers from around the world to create posters on the topic of Tolerance.

Interview with Mirko Ilić (I am a Mercenary…) in Oris 2

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