☆☆☆Milton Glaser

☆Background information

Milton Glaser born June 26, 1929 in New York City is a graphic designer, best known for the I Love New York logo.

Milton Glaser is among the most celebrated graphic designer in the United States.  He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and continues to produce an astounding amount of work in many fields of design to this day.

‘To many, Milton Glaser is the embodiment of American graphic design during the latter half of this century. His presence and impact on the profession internationally is formidable. Immensely creative and articulate, he is a modern renaissance man — one of a rare breed of intellectual designer-illustrators, who brings a depth of understanding and conceptual thinking, combined with a diverse richness of visual language, to his highly inventive and individualistic work.’

Throughout his career, Glaser has been a prolific creator of posters and prints. His artwork has been featured in exhibits worldwide, including one-man shows at both the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work is in the permanent collections of many museums. Glaser also is a renowned graphic and architectural designer with a body of work ranging from the iconic logo to complete graphic and decorative programs for the restaurants in the World Trade Center in New York. ‘Glaser is an influential figure in both the design and education communities and has contributed essays and granted interviews extensively on design.’

Source: http://rogallery.com/Glaser_Milton/Glaser-bio.htm



Glaser was the founder and president of the ‘push pin’ studio in New York. The push pin style celebrated the eclectic and design of the passé past while it introduced a distinctly contemporary design vocabulary, with a wide range of work that included record sleeves, books, posters, logos, font design and magazine formats.

‘The Push Pin Graphic’

‘A Quarter Century of Innovative Design and Illustration’

Since founding Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, Milton Glaser, Inc., the work produced at his manhattan studio has encompassed a wide range of design disciplines – print graphics: identity programs for corporate and institutional marketing purposes,
logos (among them the ‘I love New York’ logo for the New York state department of commerce, that became the most frequently imitated logo design in human history).

Milton Glaser’s logo ‘I ♥ New York’

He has designed and illustrated more than 300 posters (environmental and interior design: exhibitions, interiors and exteriors of restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels,  and other retail and commercial environments. From 1975 to 1977 milton glaser was the design director of ‘village voice’ magazine.

In 1983 he founded the company WBMG, a studio dedicated to magazine and newspaper design work, with Walter Bernard (former art director of ‘time’). Since its inception, they have designed more than 50 magazines, newspapers and periodicals around the world.

From the start of his career, Milton Glaser has been an active member of both the design and education communities: he taught design at the school of visual arts in New York in one of America’s most respected programs.


☆Images of Glaser’s works


I ♥ Ny logo

set in a rounded slab serif typeface called American Typewriter


♥ Ny more than ever logo



Bob Dylan with the kaleidoscope hair,
poster for CBS records, that was included in the
singer’s greatest hits album, 1966


Glaser stencil™, 1967
a font family tree displays different foundries’
versions of basically the same typeface design


Poster, 1996


The world health organization’s
international AIDS symbol and poster, 1987


Hummingbird’, celebrity created holiday cards –
world hunger year, 2003
inside: ‘may your holiday be full of beautiful surprises’


Poster, 1982

I am really interested in Milton Glaser’s designs as his style incorporates such beautiful colours, each piece is quirky and portrays interesting messages, this is why I have chosen him as the designer for this project. I also want to explore more of his recent works and hope to get inspirations.


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