2017. december 11., hétfő


... or die Kunst der Utopie, because the international poster exhibition was organized by the Goethe Institut in Israel. The location: the van Leer Institut in Jerusalem. The list of participants: Orosz István, Etgar Raphie, Blagodatskikh Kirill, Naumova Anna, Gowing Mark, Goldberg Carin, Greiman April, Gramlich Götz, Hollands Michele Miyares, Hamstra Jan, Wagenbreth Henning, Wasilewski Mieczysław, Zask Catherine, Tartakover David, Jeker Werner, Le Quernec Alain, Loesch Uwe, Lins Rico, Lemel Yossi, Lenz Anette, Majewski Lech, Magallanes Alejandro, Monguzzi Bruno, Sato U.G., Sonnoli Leonardo, Polonsky David, Pethő Veronika, Pearce Harry, Piippo Kari, Ferrer Isidro, Cave Billy, Revuelta Marta, Michael (Mysh) Rozanov, Rayski Łukasz Luka, Scher Paula. Click here for more details. The "Globe-poster" was designed by Veronika Pethő who was my student at the Sopron University. The last photos with my poster was made by Yossi Lemel - thanks to him.

2017. december 1., péntek


If you are around Moscow, come to the Central House of Artists (to the place where the International Poster Biennial - Zalataya Ptsela – used to take place), now there is a big-big book fair. Official Russian title: Ярмарка интеллектуальной литературы non/fiction 2017. Tomorrow on 1 PM I will give a lecture there. I will speak about the Hungarian book illustration – from the old illustrators (starting with the famous Hertul family) till the contemporary artists (Dora, Kinga, Jacquline, etc.) then I will show how I made an anamorphic illustration for The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. On Sunday Serge Serov invited me to give a lecture in his Art University at 3 PM. I will speak about my works and I will show posters, etchings, illustrations, animations.  All  readers of Utisz Blog are very welcome.

2017. november 7., kedd


It’s been exactly 100 years of the Great October Socialist Revolution in Russia, and with it, several thoughts and memories arise regarding the subject and protagonists of it. The Russian poster artist Serge Serov had the idea to initiate a call for posters, from all around the world, where designers can give their opinion and feelings towards this date, bringing really interesting results, being it positive, negative, neutral, or even making fun of it. Serge asked to use only red and white and black colors. 
I copy his message: Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design and Higher Academic School of Graphic Design are honored to invite you to participate in the Invitational Poster Campaign of the Global Poster Project "1917–2017" In that context a world exhibition tour showing 100 posters is planned, which will end as a special project at the Golden Bee 13 Global Biennale of Graphic Design. We invite 90 leading designers from around the world to create posters reflecting their attitude to this date. Posters should be digitally printed. File size 91 x 128 cm, vertical, 300 dpi, JPG, PDF. Special conditions the color scheme of the poster – red & black & white.
These are my posters:

2017. október 30., hétfő


In 1946, a Hungarian poet stood in front of the Reformation Wall in the Parc des Bastions in Geneva. Gyula Illyés’s poem – Before the Reformation Monument in Geneva – is now regarded as one of the most important Hungarian poems of the 20th century, alongside his better known 1950 poem One Sentence on Tyranny. In his poem, Gyula Illyés (1902–1983), in his Paris youth a left-wing activist from a Roman Catholic paternal background, asks the question “Do you believe there would be a Hungarian nation if there had been no Calvin?” His answer is “I do not think so.”

2017. október 21., szombat


Blanc (‘White' in Catalan) is a festival, with more than 800 attendees from all over the country, where live music, shows and talks about graphic design, photography, typography, illustration, motion graphics converge into a unique place: an antique theatre from one of the most representative neighborhoods in Barcelona, that is, Poblenou. 
Four sentences in Catalan from my lecture (the rest was in English): Hi ha coses que puc imaginar i sóc capaç de dibuixar. Hi ha coses que puc imaginar, però, no soc capaç de dibuixar. Seria posible dibuixar alguna cosa, que no soc capaç de imaginar? És això que de veritat m'interessa. Adri Lantos, thanks for the translation! (There are things I can imagine and I can draw. There are things I can imagine but I cannot draw. But, could I draw something that I cannot imagine? That interests me greatly.)
At the same time hundreds of thousands of people are on the streets of Barcelona to protest for the independence of Catalonia. 

2017. október 15., vasárnap


Güler Sanat Gallery exhibited five of my works at Art Market Budapest in the Millenáris Cultural Center. Curator: Kemal Orta.