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.

2017. október 10., kedd

2017. szeptember 27., szerda


The last week was the week of the poster. In Paris, from where the modern-day poster was launched in the second half of the 19th century, the AGI (Alliance Graphique International) congress was organized, which of course was the opening with an exhibition of posters: the organizers asked the members of the company to design posters with the title Borders with useing only black, white and grey colours. The last day of the AGI Congress was held in the Pompidou Center, the name of the new members were presented there. One of them is István Horkay so from now there are two representatives of Hungary in the club of the world’s leading graphic artists and designers. (Almost 500 members from 39 countries). Along with the events in Paris, the 20th edition of CIIPE was held (Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition) was held in Fort Colins. Here is the result: Award Winners: Erich Brechbuhl, Istvan Orosz, Mehmet Ali Turkman, Honorable Mentions: Andrew Lewis, Shino Suefusa, Felipe Taborda.  My award winner work is a theatre poster: Stop. Also at the same week the Tolerance poster show (organized by Mirko Ilic) was opened in Breda in the Netherlands and the 1917 - 2017 poster exhibition (organized by by Serge Serov) was opened in Sibenik in Croatia. Both exhibitions are travelling exhibitions, so you can see these posters in other places soon.