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Milton Glaser (1929-2020)

Milton Glaser (1929-2020)

Undoubtedly one of America’s greatest graphic designers, Milton Glaser was best known as the creator of one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century, the ‘I ♥ NY’ logo.

Milton Glaser was born in New York City on 26 June 1929. He was educated first at the High School of Music and Art in New York, then at the Cooper Union School of Art, graduating in 1951. He obtained a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy, where he worked with the painter, Giorgio Morandi.

In 1954, Glaser co-founded Pushpin Studios, an illustration and design studio along with Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins, and Edward Sorel.

In 1968, he co-founded New York magazine with the journalist Clay Felker, working as President and Design Director until 1977. In 1974, he opened his own design studio, Milton Glaser Inc, in Manhattan. Still in operation today, Milton Glaser Inc, has been responsible for numerous famous designs and logos, such as the Brooklyn Brewery logo in 1987 and the ‘DC Bullet’ used by DC Comics between 1977 and 2005.

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