Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser was born 1929 in New York City. He is a Graphic Designer best known for creating the ‘I Love New York’ logo, the ‘Bob Dylan’ poster and the ‘DC bullet'(1977-2005). Glaser studied at such places like High School of Music and Art and Cooper Union.

In 1954 Glaser was a founder, and president, of Push pin Studios formed with several of his Cooper Union classmates. Glaser’s 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 started his own studio, Milton Glaser, Inc, in 1974. 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 Indianapolis.

Over time Milton Glaser has been an inspiration for illustrators and Graphic Deisgners. Glaser even received the The National Medal of Arts during 2010. The Medal was presented by President Obama. He was the first designer to receive this honour.

“The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows.” Milton Glaser


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