Thursday 7th Sep 2017 – Thursday 16th Nov 2017
Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5pm
at Non-Breaking Space
532 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Put on by Civilization
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Tolerance, an exhibit created by designer Mirko Ilic, has been traveling around the world, with prominent designers reinterpreting the concept and adding new posters at each stop along the way. In previous iterations of this exhibit, posters were displayed in outdoor public spaces, and have been both celebrated and defaced.

Now, within the walls of Non-Breaking Space, the exhibitors seek a discourse on the failings of tolerance and how we, as a society, must resist intolerance. They encourage you to think about how these posters communicate the discrimination and hatred faced by marginalized groups and individuals, as well as how hate groups continue to manipulate, distort and co-opt these messages to spread propaganda and violence.

Mirko Ilic

Mirko Ilic, born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, illustrated and art directed posters, record covers, and comics in Europe before moving to the U.S. in 1986. He has served as art director for the international edition of Time and the New York Times Op-Ed pages. In 1995, he established Mirko Ilic Corp., a graphic design and 3-D computer graphics and motion picture title studio. Ilic has taught at Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts. He is the co-author of Genius Moves, Handlettering, Anatomy of Design, Presenting Shakespeare, Stop Think Go Do, and Lettering Large, all with Steven Heller.


Civilization is a design practice that works with causes, clients and partners that share their commitment for creating positive change and promoting a greater awareness of the world. They do this by building brands, concepts, experiences, printed matter, and digital platforms. Through hosting workshops, lectures, their interview series–Beyond This Point, and their non-profit gallery, Non-Breaking Space, they hope to inspire conversation and connection. Their work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

-via Civilization