A panel discussion hosted by RS founding member and Creative Director, Michael Robinson will feature Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic and focus on graphic design's ability to convey how power is effectively used and distributed, and justice is fulfilled. Basing the talk around the book The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics and current events, the authors will discuss how to raise consciousness and awareness of design's role on a variety of issues ranging from peace, animal rights, gun control, religion, the Iraq war, equality, women’s rights, gay rights and the corporate world. Here we can discuss how today's image makers and corporate shaman can help to create a more beautiful world we all know is possible.
January 26, 2012
Hosted at the Open Center
22 E. 30th St., NY
Members: $13 / Nonmembers: $15
Milton Glaser is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. He has had the distinction of one-man-shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. In 2009, he was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of the Arts award. He was selected for lifetime achievement awards from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (2004) and the Fulbright Association (2011). As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter, Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, and is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He co-founded the revolutionary Push Pin Studios in 1954 and New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968. In 1974, he opened Milton Glaser, Inc. where he continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design to this day.
Mirko Ilic was born in Bosnia, former Yugoslavia. In Europe, he drew comics, illustrations, and art-directed posters, books, and record covers. He arrived in the U.S. in 1986 where he became the art director of Time Magazine International Edition. He later became art director of Op-Ed pages of the New York Times. In 1995 he established his firm Mirko Ilic Corp. He received numerous awards, including those from the Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, the Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Print Magazine, Graphis, Society of Newspaper Design, and others. He has written several books with Steve Heller, including Genius Moves: 100 Icons of Graphic Design, Handwritten, and the Anatomy of Design. He has also written The Design of Dissent with Milton Glaser. He teaches masters degree illustration at the School of Visual Arts.