Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A History of Graphic Design by Guity Novin

Guity Novin, is a painter and graphic designer, who has founded the Transpressionism Movement (Ottawa, 1994). A movement in painting that demands from its viewers to participate in the creation of art through the conduit of their common human memories.

She is also writing A History of Graphic Design, and The History of Graphic Design in Iran. (Both of which are digitally available by chapter.) She has some unusual aspects and good examples from Iran. It's worth visiting the sites. In Chapter 58 of A History of Graphic Design, Novin also includes some samples of the Op-Ed pages during my time as art director at The New York Times.

More of them can be seen here:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ristorante and Bar Del Lago

We designed the visual identity for the Italian restaurant and bar, Ristorante and Bar Del Lago (del lagotranslates to at the lake), two entities under the same roof, at The Broadmoor Hotel.

Below are the logos that we designed to symbolize a lake and ripples on the water.
Collateral design ​includes menus, greeting cards, wine lists, napkins, coasters, patterns, etc. Menus and greeting cards are made with wooden veneer.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Day of Remembrance

Poster for "Day of Remembrance for Victims of Ustase Concentration Camp for Children,
August 1942 - January 1943."

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Working With Pentagram

I just came across a copy of this logo for the Atheneum Hotel in Chicago. In 1993, I drew this logo for Colin Forbes (Pentagram Partner) and Michael Gericke (at that time, Designer at Pentagram).

Twenty-one years later, it still looks good to me.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Behance's Branding Served Site Features Flagler Steakhouse Design

The Behance site curatorial team, from among thousands of other branding projects, have chosen to feature along with others, our design for Flagler Steakhouse at
The Breakers Hotel on their Branding Served site. 


Friday, August 22, 2014


This is the spread from the new book, "LOGOGRAMA," from Sandu Publishing (China), featuring our identity design for the Play restaurant at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams Making Fun of My Work

Robin Williams Wins Special Achievement Award - Golden Globes 1993,
a certificate designed by me.
Of course he used that opportunity to make fun of it.

"Backstage, Williams held up his award. 'What is this?' he teased.
'It's cardboard. It's not framed, and it has a whole in it.' Pointing to the tiny
Golden Globe in the corner, he asked, 'Is that the size I get?
Maybe it's redeemable, like a coupon.'
'It's art,' a member of the host committee pointed out.
It is, in fact, an original work by the artist, Mirko Ilic."

Video of Robin Williams receiving the award:


An archived article from the March 7, 1993 issue of Boston Sunday Globe's, Parade Magazine, with Robin Williams holding award and his funny comments: