09 April 2009

VCUQatar presents ‘Two Cultures, One Design’ Lecture

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar’s Graphic Design Department is organizing a lecture entitled: ‘Two Cultures, One Design’ on 14 April, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the Atrium at VCUQatar. The lecture is open to the public.

‘Two Cultures, One Design’ presented by renowned Bosnian American illustrator Mirko Ilic will focus on how design is at the forefront of all innovation today, breaking all barriers to speak one language, that of creative expertise. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

Born in Bosnia, Mirko Ilic illustrated and art-directed posters, record covers, book covers, magazines, and comics before arriving in the U.S. in 1986. He was commissioned by many of the major magazines and newspapers to work as an illustrator before going on to become Art Director for Time magazine’s international edition in 1991. In 1992 he became Art Director for the New York Times Op-Ed pages and in 1995 he established Mirko Ilic Corp., a graphic design, 3-D computer graphics and motion picture title studio.

He has received several awards from the Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine and Society of Newspaper Design among others. He has taught advanced design classes at Cooper Union with Milton Glaser and currently teaches Master’s degree classes in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts. He has co-authored Genius Moves: 100 Icons of Graphic Design, Handwritten and The Anatomy of Design with Steven Heller and The Design of Dissent with Milton Glaser. His clients presently include major newspaper/magazine and book publishers, restaurants, hotels, and other companies.

‘Two Cultures, One Design’ will take place on 14 April, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the Atrium at VCUQatar. The lecture is open to the public.

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