2017. február 15., szerda

CUBE-RISK



KOC-KÁ-ZA-TOS. Exhibition of István Orosz at the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism (Magyar Kereskedelmi és Vendéglátóipari Múzeum) Opening speech by Ernő Rubik on 17 of February at 3 PM. Address: 1036 Budapest, Korona tér 1. Click here for more info.

2017. január 29., vasárnap

VICTIM OF THE REVOLUTION

The Rhinoceros of Versailles (I do not know if he had any other name) was an Indian rhino that was transported from Calcutta to the French King Louis XV in 1770. Louis XV was known for his passion for exotic animals. When the rhinoceros arrived, it was put into the Royal Ménagerie in the Gardens of the Versailles Palace. During 22 years, the rhinoceros was on display to the public. On 23 September 1793 the rhino became victim of the revolution. He was killed savagely – not long after the execution of his his second owner, Louis XVI.

2017. január 11., szerda

AN OLD COVER



It was in September of 1974, when I got the first prize in the Student Cover Design Competition of Print Magazine. The reward was important for a young designer: I got the magazine for three years. Hard to believe: they arrived from the other side of the iron curtain.  I take care of them ever since. My career started with those journals. The art director of Print magazine was Andrew Kner, with whom I got a good personal relationship, if I had exhibitions in New York, he was always there. Not long ago he died. Click here to read the memory Article of the Print Magazine and to see the works of some other cover artists: Jean-Michel Follon, Milton Glaser, Paula Scher... Andy, Bye!

2017. január 5., csütörtök

BYE, BEN !

We will miss you so...






The photos were taken in Jorwert in the summer of 2008, when Elly and Ben visited my exhibition in the cathedral of the town .... Ben Bos the great Dutch graphic designer passed away yesterday. R.I.P.

2016. december 22., csütörtök

SILKSCREEN PRINT ON HAND-MADE RICE PAPER


Poster for Ogaki Matsuri Festival printed on the Genuine Mino Paper (hand-made paper created in Mino City and registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage) individually and heartily utilizing the silkscreen method that is said to have been invented in the City of Gujo of Gifu Prefecture. Only six copies were printed.

2016. december 21., szerda

POSTERS AND ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE VIGADO






The exhibition of Dora Keresztes and Istvan Orosz is open till 22nd of January in Budapest Vigado Gallery. Posters are exhibited in the ground level and there are illustrations in the lower level of the gallery. Former Vigado Gallery organised the first joint exhibition of artworks by then fresh graduates from the Hungarian College of Fine Arts graphic artist couple Dóra Keresztes and István Orosz three decades ago, between 1st August and 1st September 1985. This event, which proved memorable for the young artists in many respects, was also recorded by the contemporary television programme entitled TV Galériája. Even if this current exhibition features works of graphic design prepared by the artists in the past thirty years, it actually also showcases a few of the images shown at the old exhibition 30 years ago. 
Address: Vigadó tér 2., Budapest.