Event period : 30.03.2021 – 29.04.2021

Tolerance Project

A Poster Project by Mirko Ilić
Poster for Tolerance Project, 2021.
Image: Tolerance Project Inc. © Milton Glaser

About the Exhibition

Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum Munich invites the Tolerance Project to Germany. From March 30 to April 29, 2021, the poster project initiated by Mirko Ilić will be on display at over ten different locations in Munich’s Kunstareal.

Since 2017, graphic designer Mirko Ilić has been asking designers to create a poster on the theme of tolerance. The only requirement is that the poster must contain the word tolerance in the respective national language. The first poster was contributed by New York designer Milton Glaser, who also created the project logo and died last year at the age of 91. Since then, 169 designers from all over the world have participated. The result is the greatest possible variety of ideas and implementations, from purely typographic works to photographic posters and illustrations. After 64 stops in 27 countries, a selection of over 90 different posters will now be on display in Germany for the first time.

Mirko Ilić is one of the most outstanding graphic designers of his generation. He spent his early creative years in his native Bosnia, where he made a name for himself as a draftsman and comic illustrator. After moving to New York, he became art director of Time magazine, and started to design covers for magazines such as Der Spiegel, The Nation and also for the music band Rage Against The Machine.

As in all the other locations around the world where the Tolerance Project has been shown, the posters can be viewed free of charge and freely accessible at Munich’s Kunstareal.

Black and white poster. At the top is written Tolerance, at the bottom Project Inc. In between is a pattern of lines in black and white.
Poster for Tolerance Project, 2021.
Image: Tolerance Project Inc. © Milton Glaser

All locations of the exhibition:

Karolinenplatz 3, Munich

DesignBuild Pavillon 333
zwischen Pinakothek der Moderne und Türkentor
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40, Munich

HFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, Munich

Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke / Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10, Munich

Museum Mineralogia München
Theresienstraße 41, Munich

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Gabelsbergerstraße 35, Munich

St. Markus / Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde
Gabelsbergerstraße 6, Munich

Litfaßsäule Ludwigstraße 27 (06.04. – 15.04.2021)
U-Bahnhof Theresienstraße, Escalator 02 (30.03. – 29.04.2021)
U-Bahnhof Universität, Escalator 04 (30.03. – 08.04.2021)

Entrance of the Pinakothek der Moderne. A series of colourful posters hang outside on the window.
Tolerance Project, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich 2021.
Photo: Johannes König
5 different posters from the exhibition hang above a blue escalator.
Tolerance Project, Universität underground station, Munich 2021.
Photo: Johannes König
Poster wall on plywood panels, with scaffolding in front.
Tolerance Project, St Mark’s Church, Munich 2021.
Photo: Johannes König
Four posters hang between two staircases. It is the interior of an underground station.
Tolerance Project, Theresienstraße underground station, Munich 2021.
Photo: Johannes König
  • Curated by:

    Caroline Fuchs (Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum) and
    Prof. Lars Harmsen (Fachhochschule Dortmund, FB Design / Melville Brand Design)

    An initiative of:
    Mirko Ilić, invited by Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum

  • Hosted by

    Kunstareal München