Milton Glaser

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2011 at 4:18 am

Milton Glaser is a famous graphic designer, born on June 26th, 1929 in New York City. Throughout his career he has had a major impact on contemporary illustration and design. His work is characterized by directness, simplicity and originality. He uses any medium or style to solve the problem at hand. His style ranges wildly from primitive to avant garde in his countless book jackets, album covers, advertisements and direct mail pieces and magazine illustrations. He is best known for his “I Love New York” logo, his “Bob Dylan” poster, the “DC Bullet” logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005 and the “Brooklyn Brewery” logo.

He was educated at Manhattan’s High School of Music & Art, graduated from the Cooper Union in 1951 and later, via a Fullbright Scholarship, the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna under Giorgio Morandi. He was greatly inspired by his sister’s partner, who studied typography at a great depth at the current time. In 1954 he created Push Pin Studios.

In 1974, he started his own studio, Milton Glaser, Inc. This led to his involvement with an increasingly wide diversity of projects, ranging from the design of New York Magazine, of which he was a co-founder, to a 600-foot mural for the Federal Office Building in Indiannapolis.

His work has won numerous awards from Art Directors Clubs, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Society of Illustrators and the Type Directors Club. In 1979 he was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and his work is included in the MOMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Israel Museum and the Musee de l’affiche in Paris. Glaser has taught at both the School of Visual Arts and at Cooper Union in New York City. He is a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI).

Today, his design studio is still producing work in a wide range of design disciplines, including corporate identities, environmental and interior design,  packaging and product design.

His work, apart from being exhibited all around the world, is now represented in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the National Archive, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: