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1929 New York

Milton Glaser

The graphic designer Milton Glaser was born in New York in 1929. He went to school there at the High School of Music and Art from 1943 until 1946 before going on to art school at Cooper Union. Milton Glaser 1952-53 Milton Glaser had a Fulbright Scholarship to study with Giorgio Morandi in Bologna at the Accademia di Belle Arti. On his return to New York, Milton Glaser joined 1954 Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins, and Edward Sorel to found Push Pin Studios, which existed until 1974 bestehen. During that period, "Push Pin Graphic Magazine" was published to expound the Push Pin Studios graphics style and design philosophy. The Push Pin style tended to an eccentric eclecticism that contrasted strongly with the stringent formalism of the Swiss school. Milton Glaser's playful graphic style featured a lively, humorous vocabulary combined with psychedelic colors, orientated equally toward contemporary culture and historic period styles.
Milton Glaser designed numerous posters, including the celebrated Bob Dylan poster for CBS Records (1966), and the Olivetti poster advertizing the "Valentine" (1970) typewriter. With Clay Felker, Milton Glaser co-edited "New York Magazine" from 1968, a city magazine that would be the model for numerous similar publications. After his Push Pin Studios period, Milton Glaser established a graphic design studio of his own in Manhatten: Milton Glaser, Inc.
Milton Glaser continued to work as a graphic designer for the print media and also designed corporate logos and styled the corporate image of various firms. Milton Glaser was the layouter who redesigned the French magazine Paris Match", a commission that would be followed by numerous others from publicatons worldwide, including "The Village Voice", "Le Jardin des Modes", "L'Express", and "Esquire".
It was Milton Glaser who created the emblem "I love New York" with a red heart for "love" for the 1973 New York City tourism drive, probably the most copied and varied graphic idea in the world. In 1984 Milton Glaser designed the poster for the Sarajevo Winter Olympics.
As an interior decorator, Milton Glaser designed the "Windows on the World" restaurant on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center in 1976. In 1983 Milton Glaser and Walter Bernard founded WBMG, a firm specializing in designing magazines and newspapers, including "La Vanguardia" in Barcelona, "L'Expresso" in Rom, "The Washington Post" in Washington, DC, "Money", and "Business Tokyo".
Milton Glaser has also taught design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work has been honored with retrospective by museums across the world, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, das Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Milton Glaser played a paramount role in shaping Pop-era aesthetics with his graphic designs.


 
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