MILTON GLASER“To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means youcan control or master…” – Milton Glaser
A FEW FACTS:- One of the most recognisable designers of the 20th Century- Founding member of three top organisations: Pushpin Studios (1954), New York Magazine (1968) & Milton Glaser Inc. (1974)- Educated at the Cooper Union in New York- Previously a member of staff and on the board at The School of Visual Arts- Achieved the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museums lifetime achievement award
BACKGROUND:- Born in New York in 1929- Milton Glaser was educated at the High School of Music and Art and the Cooper Union art school in New York and, via a Fulbright Scholarship, the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy.- His artwork has been featured in exhibits worldwide, including one-man shows at both the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.- He is also a renowned graphic and architectural designer.- Designed the iconic „I <3 NY‟ logo
I HEART NY“I felt excited. My design had a sense of inevitability. The form andcontent were united in a way that could not be taken apart.”
BOB DYLAN POSTERGlaser‟s inspiration: Self portrait by Marcel Duchamps
STYLE Brooklyn Brewery 83DL Olivetti. Lexicon Logo Camus Rebellion Angels text book Seed in America
STYLEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zH-o1r7gYgc - ! 1:21 “I [internalized] this idea that it didn‟t matter whether I was called an artist of a designer or an illustrator or whatever else it was. The core value was always the act of making things, and the transformation of an idea that you hold in your mind that becomes real or material. That, to me, still is the glory of any creative activity.”
WHAT HE’S LEARNT:1. You can only work for people that you like.2. If you have a choice, never get a job.3. Some people are toxic and avoid them.4. Professionalism is not enough.5. Less is not necessarily more.6. Style is not to be trusted.7. How you live changes your brain.8. Doubt is better than certainty.9. On aging.10. Tell the truth.