Mike Mills – Graphics Films
Mike Mills, Aaron Rose, Stephanie Moisdon Tremblay
Damiani, Bologna, 2009
Graphics/Films is the first retrospective monograph from one of the most important minds of contemporary creative culture. For over fifteen years, Mike Mills’ works in the fields of graphic design and film have changed the visual landscape of our times. Graphics/Films serves as a painstakingly produced document of Mills’ career to date, including many never before seen examples of his works in the fields of graphic design, installations, publications and film projects. Past projects include album cover designs for bands such as The Beastie Boys, Beck, Sonic Youth, Air and more. He has designed graphics and textiles for Marc Jacobs and created the identity for X-Girl Clothing. He has exhibited his unique graphic installations worldwide including solo shows at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York and Colette in Paris. In 1996 Mills co-founded The Directors Bureau with Roman Coppola, a multidisciplinary production company. Since then, he has directed an impressive slew of music videos and films including The Architecture of Reassurance (2000) and Paperboys (2001), both of which were official selections at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2004, he completed his first feature film, Thumbsucker, which starred Keanu Reeves and Tilda Swinton and is currently at work on his second.