Saturday, March 12, 2011
Milton Glaser (b.1929) is among the most celebrated graphic designer in the United States. He has had the distinction of one-man-shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. In 2004 he was selected for the lifetime achievement award of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter, Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, and is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and continues to produce an astounding amount of work in many fields of design to this day.
Best known for his "i love New York" logo, Bob Dylan poster and the "DC Bullet" logo used by DC comics from 1977-2005. Also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.
Glaser was made an Honorary Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts in 1979; he was also made a member of the Alliance Graphic International. In 2009, President Barack Obama decorated him with the 'National Medal of Arts Award.