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I M G. Biography. Born in 1929, New York City, Hungarian Jewish Family High School of Music And Art Cooper Union Art School (via a Fulbright Scholarship) Graduated in 1951 Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy. Biography.

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Biography

Biography

  • Born in 1929, New York City, Hungarian Jewish Family

  • High School of Music And Art

  • Cooper Union Art School (via a Fulbright Scholarship) Graduated in 1951

  • Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy


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Biography

  • 1954 Co-founded Push Pin Studio with Seymour Chwast, ReynoldRuffins and Edward Sovel

  • 1968 New York Magazine

  • 1975 Eventually left Push Pin Studio to pursue multiple interests


Awards

Awards

  • 1992 the Honors Awards from the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A)

  • 1996 The Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, the St.Gauden’s Medal from The Cooper Union, and the Prix Savignac for the World’s Most Memorable Poster

  • 2004 Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

  • 2009 National Medal of Arts by President Obama


George salter 1897 1967

George Salter (1897- 1967)

  • German

  • Excellent calligrapher & illustrator

  • Book Cover Designer

  • Taught for nearly 30 years of Cooper Union

  • His designs were signature pieces for some of the important literary works of the 20 century

  • “He was a man of great integrity and he was an influential teacher --- so decent, so nurturing” …Glaser

Alfred Döblin’snovel Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929)


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  • Designed in 1977

  • Promote tourism in New York City (later to promote NY State)

  • Design:

    • American Typewriter ( a rounded Slab Serif typeface)

    • Innovative Pop-style


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  • The most internationally recognizable icon

  • 2001 “I love NY” were recreated to be “I love NY more than ever”


Imitation

Imitation:


Bob dylan poster 1966

Bob Dylan Poster (1966)

  • Historical Background:

    • 1960s: Rock ‘n’ Roll rose

    • New genre of poster art

    • John Berg (Columbia Records) asked Glaser to create a poster for Dylan’s album “Greatest Hits”


Features

Features:

  • Shadow of the face of Bob Dylan

  • Similar composition

Self portrait of Marcel Duchamp (1957)


Features1

Features:

  • Colourful curly hair

    • Invented by Glaser

  • Described as “Psychedelic”

    • Often associated with rock posters

    • Rock ‘n’ Roll often related to “Psychedelic”


Features2

Features:

  • “DYLAN”

    • An own invented typeface by Glaser

    • Reused in another poster for a Mahalia Jackson concert at Lincoln Center (1967)


Facts

Facts:

  • One of the most widely circulated of all time

  • ≥ 6 million were distributed with the album

  • “I would have redone the hair. It’s a little clumsy.” Milton Glaser


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  • "In 1968, Clay Felker and I founded New York Magazine, where I was president and design director until 1977. The publication became the model for city magazines, and stimulated a host of imitations." --- Milton Glaser


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