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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Milton Glaser (1929-2020)

Milton Glaser - Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits promotional poster - 1967
The superb graphic artist Milton Glaser, who produced some of the most iconic images of our lives, has passed, on his 91st birthday.

He was a titan, his designs will last forever.
If you perceive the universe as being a universe of abundance, then it will be. If you think of the universe as one of scarcity, then it will be...I always thought that there was enough of everything to go around - that there are enough ideas in the universe and enough nourishment. Milton Glaser
Art Nouveau, Chinese wash drawing, German woodcuts, American primitive paintings, the Viennese secession and cartoons of the ’30s were an endless source of inspiration. All the things that the doctrine of orthodox modernism seemed to have contempt for — ornamentation, narrative illustration, visual ambiguity — attracted us. Milton Glaser

1 comment:

Barbara Finwall said...

Oh, no! My favorite designer. I have this book on my coffee table. I've always loved him since my designer days in L.A. in the 6o's 70's 80's.
Barbara