Saturday, June 27, 2020

Art Is Work

"The role of an artist, and this idea of using art to find what is real, is almost an enemy to the idea of 'I am in it for myself and I can make a lot of money by selling this.'"

Milton Glaser
Rest In Peace

"Milton Glaser is a legend. A graphic design guru who has influenced his time for over six decades. A thinker whose visual language has shaped the identities of magazines, institutions, museums, and restaurants all over the world. The list of his accomplishments would be too long, but you know them — think Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits or the Angels In America posters, New York magazine and Esquire covers, or the Brooklyn Brewery logo. Glaser also co-founded the legendary Push Pin Studios in the '50s and the cult New York magazine in the late '60s. He studied etching with painter Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, Italy. He is the chairman of the board at the School of Visual Arts, where he still teaches. And he was awarded the prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Obama. One of his most iconic artworks is a symbol of pop culture and an ode to the state and city it celebrates: the glorious ‘I Love NY’ logo, which, as the story goes, Glaser sketched on a paper napkin during a taxi ride in 1977. And New York is what embodies Milton Glaser. The artsy New York, the intellectual New York, the zeitgeist New York."

All artwork by Milton Glaser
Quote excerpted from Designer Milton Glaser

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