Author(s): Milton Glaser
Milton Glaser's posters-more than 450 since 1965-combine conceptual rigor and originality with a mastery of visual language and a high level of artistic expression. Some, like his 1967 Bob Dylan poster for Columbia Records, are icons; others, like his series celebrating "I Love New York," evoke his best-known work. Milton Glaser Posters includes them all, with Glaser's own commentary describing his thought process and inspiration. The book is a delight for the art lover, an education in visual expression, and an entertaining journey through the cultural life of half a century, all rolled into a single compact, intense volume.
Milton Glaser (b. 1929) is America s most celebrated graphic designer and an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc., in 1974, and he continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design to this day. He has had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center, and in 2009 he was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of Arts. He lives in New York City with his wife, Shirley.