Earlier this year we were asked by Mirko Ilić to contribute to his “Tolerance” traveling poster exhibition, an international response by designers to the idea of social tolerance. Angie worked with noted calligrapher John Stevens to typographically interpret a quote of Martin Luther King Jr.’s included in his 1963 book of sermons, Strength to Love.
Mark’s poster superimposes one of his illustrations over a halftone image of Donald Trump and the White House.
We like Mirko’s thoughts on the political role of the designer, which he expressed in an interview with Print in 2017: “Designers are firstly humans/citizens and then designers. Hopefully, one day when they stop being designers, they’re still going to be humans…. Designers and artists understand the power of an image; because of that they have an additional duty to use it, but use it wisely.”