Friday, March 9, 2012

Designer of the Month: Milton Glaser

 Milton Glaser. Image via swiss-miss.

The work of Milton Glaser (b. 1929), March’s Designer of the Month, is so well known that you could be forgiven for overlooking it. Because Glaser is not just a good graphic designer, he’s among the most celebrated in the U.S. And with graphic design, this means having created a host of brands and images that are so iconic as to be nearly invisible; the sort of work that is so ubiquitous that you forget someone had to have designed it in the first place.

Milton Glaser, I Love NY Campaign for New York State. Courtesy of Milton Glaser.

Take Glaser's I Love NY Campaign, for New York State. Everyone knows it and everyone's ripped off a version of it, but Glaser is the man behind it and many other brands so pervasive that they’re now almost taken for granted. But logo and brand design is only one part of the picture. This month, we’ll take a look at the long, interesting and ongoing career of Milton Glaser - from his work as a Fulbright Scholar, studying in Italy under the painter Giorgio Morandi, to his work as one of the foremost graphic designers of our time. I hope you'll join me.

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