Milton Glaser was born on June 26, 1929. He was an American graphic designer. His designs include the I ❤ NY logo, the Bob Dylan psychedelic poster, and the DC Comics and Brooklyn Brewery logos. In 1954, he also cofounded Push Pin Studios, cofounded New York magazine with Clay Felker, and founded Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974. His artwork has been featured in exhibits and placed in permanent collections in many museums around the world. the world. Throughout his long career, he designed many posters, publications, and architectural designs. He received many awards for his work, including the President Barack Obama National Medal of Arts Award in 2009, and was the first graphic designer to receive this award.
He was 91 years old.
Height & Weight
5 ft 6′ (166 cm) approximately, 121 lbs (55 Kg) approximately
His birth sign is, “Cancer”
Early Life And Education
He was born on 26th June 1929 in New York, United States. The family resided in the South Bronx. Milton Glaser was educated at the High School of Music and Art and the Cooper Union art school in New York and, via a Fulbright Scholarship, the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy.
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 in Italy. In 1957, the “Push Pin Monthly Graphic,” was sent out to friends and clients. They rejected tradition and favored “reinvigorated interpretations of historical styles.”The studio “redefined and expanded the imprimatur of the designer, illustrator, and visual culture at large.
In 1966, Glaser designed a poster for Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits. It was one of Glaser’s first posters. The poster depicts the profile of Bob’s face with psychedelic, swirly hair, with “Dylan” written at the bottom in one of Glaser’s typefaces. His inspiration for the poster was Marcel Duchamp’s 1957 Self-Portrait; and Art Nouveau, “That was an influence for the colors and shapes in the picture.”6 million posters have been printed and distributed, and sells for hundreds of dollars, and has become a huge collectable.
One of Glaser’s most recognizable works is his I Heart New York logo. In the mid-1970s, New York City’s crime rate was up and the city was widely perceived to be dangerous and was on the verge of bankruptcy. In 1977, the city hired advertising agency Wells Rich Greene and Milton Glaser to design a logo to increase tourism and boost morale. It was Glaser who came up with the design in the back of a taxi cab on the way to the meeting. The logo consist of the capital “I” and a red heart, stacked on top of “NY,” symbolizing New York in American Typewriter typeface. His inspiration for the logo was Robert Indiana’s LOVE design, with the four letters stacked on top of each other. “Glaser loved New York so much that he gave his work to the city for free, hoping it would become public property.” Today, the logo has earned the New York state $30 million each year and has become a pop culture icon and has been reproduced on T-shirts and hats, and can be seen everywhere in New York. Imitations have been made, for example “I Heart Radio.” The state has been filling nearly 3,000 objections against them. After the September 11 Terrorist attacks, the logo has become even more of a symbol, creating unity between the public. Glaser had even designed a modified version saying, “I Love New York More than Ever”, in response to the attacks. The red Heart had a small blackened and burned area along one edge to symbolize the attack on the World Trade Center site.
New York Magazine
In 1968 Glaser and Clay Felker teamed up and started New York magazine. Through the magazine, Glaser reinvented service journalism. The magazine was about being on the reader’s side, “it was about what was happening in New York City at the time.” An example of this is “The Underground Gourmet”. These were cheap restaurants in New York. Glaser wrote the article for seven years with Jerome Snyder. It was one of the magazine’s most popular columns. The New York magazine “became the model for city magazines and stimulated a lot of imitations.” Glaser left the magazine in 1977.
In 1970 Glaser designed his namesake typeface, Glaser Stencil, which was inspired by geometric sans-serif fonts such as Futura and Avant Garde.
Designer Milton Glaser was the creative mind behind two prominent American icons: a psychedelic poster of folk singer Bob Dylan, which was included for free with Dylan’s best-selling album in 1966, and the “I [heart] NY” logo, originally Used in a 1975 tourist campaign for New York and still common on T-shirts and other items more than twenty-five years later. (Glaser also designed the updated version of the logo seen in New York in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, which featured burn marks on the heart and the words “more than ever” written under the original logo.) During his career, Glaser has placed his visual stamp on many other pieces of life in the late 20th century, including buildings, consumer goods, advertising campaigns, and numerous publications. He has also illustrated several children’s books, including two by his wife, Shirley Glaser.
In 2004 Glaser won a National Design Award for lifetime achievement from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for his profound and significant long-term contributions to contemporary design practice. In 2009, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama at the White House. The award is administered by the National Endowment for the Arts, or NEA. Each year, the NEA presents the award to ten recipients for their outstanding achievements and their support of the arts. “These people and organizations show us how art works every day. They represent the breadth and depth of American architecture, design, film, music, acting, theater and visual art.” Glaser is the first graphic designer to receive this award. Glaser was honored as the recipient of the Eight Over Eighty New Jewish Home Gala 2015.
Milton Glaser was married. Her wife’s name is Shirley Girton Glaser, but we have not any infomation that how many children he had.
Death & Cause
He died Friday, June 26, 2020. The cause was a stroke and Glaser had also had renal failure, his wife, Shirley Glaser, told The New York Times.
Estimated Net Worth in 2019 $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)