Join us for a lecture featuring Mirko Ilić, co-author of Lettering Large: Art and Design of Monumental Typography

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Friend Center 101, Princeton University

Reception to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Princeton University Library.

Today, typography has jumped from the printed page to stand on its own as branding, sculpture, and even architecture. LETTERING LARGE: Art and Design of Monumental Typography is the first book to chronicle letters as presences in the urban landscape.

Mirko Ilić and co-author Steven Heller have selected the most dramatic and telling examples culled from sites across the United States and throughout Europe and Asia. Mirko has been invited to speak on this topic by the Friends of the Princeton University Library.

Mirko Ilić was born in Bosnia and was a noted designer of posters, record covers and books in Europe before immigrating to the United States in 1986. He is a former art director of the international edition of Time Magazine. In 1991 he became art director of the Op-Ed page of the New York Times and holds that position today.

In 1995, he established Mirko Ilic Corp., a studio specializing in editorial, identity, and hospitality design as well as 3-D computer illustration and graphics. He has co-authored several books with Steve Heller and two with Milton Glaser with whom he has taught advanced design classes at Cooper Union. Mirko currently teaches master’s degree illustration at the School for Visual Arts.