Milton Glaser Wiki – Milton Glaser Biography
Milton Glaser (June 26, 1929 – June 26, 2020) was an American graphic designer. His designs include the I ❤ NY logo, the psychedelic Bob Dylan poster, and the logos for DC Comics, Stony Brook University, and Brooklyn Brewery. In 1954, he also co-founded Push Pin Studios, co-founded New York magazine with Clay Felker, and established Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974. His artwork has been featured in exhibits, and placed in permanent collections in many museums worldwide. Throughout his long career, he designed many posters, publications and architectural designs. He received many awards for his work, including the National Medal of the Arts award from President Barack Obama in 2009, and was the first graphic designer to receive this award.
Glaser was born on June 26, 1929 in The Bronx, New York, New York. His parents, Eugene and Eleanor (née Bergman), were Hungarian Jewish immigrants. The family resided in the South Bronx. His father owned a dry-cleaning and tailoring shop; his mother was a homemaker. Glaser took drawing classes with artists Raphael and Moses Soyer before attending the High School of Music & Art in Manhattan.
After graduating at the Cooper Union in New York City, Reynold Ruffins, Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel and Glaser founded Push Pin Studios in 1954. Glaser joined after his return from Italy. In 1957, the “Push Pin Monthly Graphic,” was sent out to friends and clients. The studio’s work rejected tradition and favored “reinvigorated interpretations of historical styles.” Glaser and Seymour Chwast directed Push Pin for twenty years, while it became a guiding reference in the world of graphic design. The studio “redefined and expanded the imprimatur of the designer, illustrator, and visual culture at large.”
Glaser started his own design firm, Milton Glaser Inc., in 1974 and left Push Pin the following year. In 1983, Glaser teamed up with Walter Bernard and started a publication design firm called WBMG in New York City. WBMG has designed more than 50 magazines, newspapers and periodicals around the world.
Over his career, Glaser personally designed and illustrated more than 400 posters. His work is displayed in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. His work has also been featured in exhibits all over the world. He also did one-man shows at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Glaser was the subject of the 2009 documentary film To Inform and Delight: The World of Milton Glaser. A tribute to Glaser, still working in his 90th year, was published in the New York Times in 2019.
Milton Glaser Age
He was 91 years old.
Milton Glaser Death & Cause
Milton Glaser died today, on his 91st birthday, of natural causes after an extremely long and productive career.
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