American graphic designer, Milton Glaser was born on June 26, 1929, in New York City. He is probably best known for his “I ♥ NY” and the Brooklyn Brewery logo.
In 1954, Glaser graduated from Cooper Union; and co-founded Push Pin Studios, along with fellow Cooper graduates: Edward Sorel, Seymour Chwast and Reynold Ruffins. Glaser and Chwast went on to direct Push Pin for twenty years, while it became a guiding reference in the world of graphic design. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968. Milton Glaser, Inc. was established in 1974 in Manhattan, and is still producing work in a wide range of design disciplines, including corporate identities.
Glaser’s work is displayed in:
- Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (New York);
- Victoria and Albert Museum (London); and the
- Israel Museum, (Jerusalem).
In 2004, Glaser won a Lifetime Achievement National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and in 2009, the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. That same year, he was the subject of a documentary film To Inform and Delight: The World of Milton Glaser.
The above image is by Glaser and was the cover design of the Picador paperback edition of Hermann Hesse’s Peter Camenzind.
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