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Transcript of Milton Glaser
Don Sedberry Biography Milton Glaser was born in 1929 in New York.
He attended the High School of Music and Art and Cooper Union Art School.
Upon receiving a Fulbright Scholarship he left for Italy to study etching under Giorgio Morandi.
He later returned to Italy to perform an 8 month study in lithography.
In 1954, Glaser became the founder and president of Push Pin Studio with several classmates from Cooper Union Art School.
During the 60's, Glaser taught at the Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts in New York.
In 1966, he designs his famous Dylan poster.
1968, he becomes the design director of "New York Magazine.
1970, he leaves Push Pin Studio and begins to work alone.
1973, designs "I Love New York" for the New York State Department of Commerce.
1974, Founds his company Milton Glaser Inc, New York
During the 70s, he redesigns several magazines:
Paris Match, L'Express, Esquire, and Jardin des Modes.
1975-77, Glaser becomes the design director of "The Village Voice"
1978, designs the Grand Union Company supermarket chain three dimensional imagery.
1983, with Walter Bernard founds WBMG a publication design firm located in New York City. They are responsible for redesigning three major newspapers and many magazines and periodicals.
1989, Glaser becomes president of the Aspen International Design Conference
1990, Glaser is responsible for the design and conception of "New York Unearthed" a museum.
1993, designed a logo for Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Angels in America."
During the 1990's Glaser hosted several exhibitions in New York, Japan, Italy, and Boston just to name a few.
2007-2009, Glaser designs book covers for Philip Roth novels, Roth and Glaser are friends.
2010, February 25th, Glaser receives "The National Medal of Arts" from President Barack Obama.
The 60's The 70's The 80's The 90's 2000 and beyond.. Philosophy "We are all born with genius. It's like our fairy godmother. But what happens in life is that we stop listening to our inner voices, and we no longer have access to this extraordinary ability to create poetry." "To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master." "The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows. "Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking." "You have to be amazingly consistent and persistent. You have to work like hell. You cannot become an excellent practitioner without constantly working hard all your life. Sources Eskilson, Stephen. Graphic Design a New History. Yale Univ Pr,
Baynes, Ken, Kate Baynes, and Alan Robinson. Art in Society. 1975,