2018. május 25., péntek


It is hard to believe that there are no more printed releases to PRINT Magazine. The 2017 Winter Edition was the last hand-touchable copy of America's Graphic Design Magazine. My relationship with PRINT started in 1974 when I was a student at the Budapest Art and Design Academy. That year, our University was also invited to participate in the Print Student Cover Design Competition. I drew two works for the competition, and one of them, depicting insects that resembled letters, was the first int he competition. The reward was nothing else that I got the magazine for free for three years. Let me remind you, I lived in Budapest, in Hungary, on the other side of the Iron Curtain, and the sheet came from the free world. The postman came in every second month and I could see and read what happened in the world of the poster, of the illustration, of the typo-graphic design. Later, I was selected as representative  of Hungary in numerous special issues of the magazine, the European Design Annuals. In 1994 Carol Stevens, one of Print's editors, and professor György Haiman published a rather long article on my works: "Smiting the Eye". I was also involved in the compilation of the Magazine's fiftieth anniversary with this title, "Print Student Cover Winners: Where are they now?" I knew many famous artists from the pages of Print Magazine before I met them in reality. For example Kálmán Tibor, Milton Glaser, Paula Scher. I'm probably due to my work published in Print I've been able to work on several American jobs and I could work on papers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Scientific American. Thank you so much PRINT!

2018. május 21., hétfő


The Tolerance Poster Exhibit curated by Mirko Ilic has been seen a whopping 29 times in 18 countries, with three more on the way. They include Austria, Bosnia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, England, Holland, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa (video from Durban below), Spain, Ukraine and the U.S. At this time there are six shows in six countries open simultaneously: Austria, Croatia, England, Romania, South Africa, United Arab Emirates with the next three in Argentina, Finland and Turkey. It was shown By Steven Heller in Print Magazine too. Click here to see all the 47 posters.

2018. május 20., vasárnap


A grand-scale exhibition of Hungarian fine art and applied art is presented in Beijing at the Today Art Museum. The show is opened from 14 May until 10 June. List of the participants (in the Eastern name order): Aknay János, Antal Pál, Ardai Ildikó, Auth Attila, Árendás József, Bakos István, Baksai József, Balla Dóra, Barabás Márton, Baráth Ferenc, Bartha István, Bárd Johanna, Benedek Imre, Beszprémy Józsefné, Borkovics Péter, Bornemisza Rozi, Borza Teréz, Bujtor Tibor, Bukta Imre, Bulla Márta, Csáji Attila, Csepregi Sándor, Csíkszentmihályi Róbert, Domé Eszter, Dororgi Annamária, Elekes Károly, Faragó István, Farkas Anna, Farkas Ádám, Fekete György, Felsmann Tamás, Filep Sándor, Földi Péter, Gaál József, Gosztonyi Zoltán, Gyulai Líviusz, Halmai Edina, Haris László, Hauser Lilián Beáta, Hefkó Mihály, Hefter László, Hunyadi László, Isa Mariann, Jankovics Marcell, Jovián György, Kasza Miklós, Katona Anikó, Katona Szabó Erzsébet, Kálmán László, Kárpáti Tamás, Kelecsényi Csilla, Keresztes Dóra, Kerényiné Turjánszky Katalin, Kiss Ilona, Kiss István, Kovács Péter, Kókay Krisztina, Koós Pál, Kő Pál, Kulinyi István, Kunkovács László, Laczák Géza, Lajta Gábor, Lencsés Ida, Lukácsi László, M. Novák András, Makovecz Imre, Marosi Kriszta, Molnár Imre, Nagy Judit, Nagy Márta, Nádas Gergely, Néma Júlia, Németh Gábor, Orosz István, Pataki Tibor, Pauli Anna, Pázmándi Antal, Penkala Éva, Prutkay Péter, Rényi Krisztina, Rófusz Ferenc, Sára Ernő, Sárváry Katalin, Scherer József, Schrammel Imre, Smetana Ágnes, Stefanovits Péter, Szabó Marianne, Szabó Tamás, Szemadám György, Szenes István, Szőcs Miklós TUI, Szunyoghy András, Szurcsik József, Ujvárossy László, Üveges Péter, Vagyóczky Károly, Varga Mária, Varga Péter, Vereczkey Szilvia, Veress Sándor László, Véssey Gábor, Vinczeffy László.

2018. április 24., kedd


Art exhibition of István Orosz and Botond Polgár on the Tihany Peninsula of Lake Balaton. It is the largest and most beautiful lake in Central Europe, and one of the region's foremost tourist destinations. The show is at the Kogart Gallery near the famous Benedictine Abbey, which was founded in 1055 and rebuilt in baroque style in 1754. The still functioning abbey is a popular attraction due to its historical and artistic significance. It also has the best view of Lake Balaton. You can visit the exhibition of Botond and István in May and in June.

2018. március 26., hétfő


A new graphic work and a strange post scriptum. Do you remember Hamlet's words to Ophelia: Get thee to a nunnery. Does it mean: Go to a convent? Specialists of Shakespeare's  language say that "nunnery" in  common Elizabethan slang was nothing else but "brothel," (as nun has been slang for a prostitute) and that therefore Hamlet's words are ironic and even more despairing than it seems.

2018. március 2., péntek


I have finished these new anamorphic labyrinths some days ago. A round shaped and a square shaped. I started to draw them about a year ago. The pencil sketch was  documented in the portrait film made by Gabriella Medgyesi: Utisz útjai. What a long job.

2018. február 23., péntek


My picture book The Drawn Time (A lerajzolt idő) was published just ten years ago in 2008. Because it is impossible  to find it in bookstores, let me put here the virtual version of the book (please click here) Thanks  for Tiara Press, for editor-in-chief Attila Virág, for the designer Attila Molnár and for the Master Printing Company. Also thanks to László Haris for the photos and Adele Einstein and Anna Ida Orosz for the translations. The texts were written by Mária Ács, Márton Barabás, Katalin Bíró, Amos S. Cohen, Eszter Dobozi, Bruno Ernst, Shigeo Fukuda, György Haiman, György Kemény, Mihály Kornis, István Lénárt, László Márton, György Mészáros, Éva M Tóth, Gáspár Nagy, Guy d O'Bonner, Andrea Orosz, Sándor Reisenbüchler, Zsófi Ruttkay, Doris Schattschneider, Carol Stevens, Marta Sylvestrova, Géz Szőcs, Márton Takáts, Tamás Tarján, András Török and Tibor Wehner.