Showing items from the Milton Glaser Collection
16 Dec 2010

The many faces of Elliott Gould

For Time magazine, 1970: several versions of Elliott Gould, by Milton Glaser

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13 Dec 2010

Life Underground

Milton Glaser and Jerome Snyder ate their way through NYC so you didn’t have to.

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02 Dec 2010

Milton on Milton

It’s always a pleasure to hear Milton Glaser talk about his work, so here for your viewing delight is a short video of Glaser discussing some of the pieces that appeared in last year’s exhibition, Milton Glaser’s SVA: A Legacy of Graphic Design.

19 Nov 2010

It’s friday …

And I don’t know about you, but I’m on vacation.

(Click through for a bigger version of this poster, by Milton Glaser.)

28 Oct 2010

A brief tour of Milton Glaser’s typography

Glaser’s typefaces combine Pushpin-era Deco motifs with conventions adapted from hand-painted signs, but share a tendency to imbue generic letterforms with geometric dimension.

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15 Oct 2010

Exploding coffee table

Milton Glaser Collection Drawer 18 Folder 18: Detail from Knoll Sottsass poster, 1982.

While we’re on the subject of the Memphis Group, better take cover; that table’s gonna blow.

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06 Oct 2010

A Grand Union

Milton Glaser Collection Box 57 Folder 6: Grand Union on E. 86th Street, New York City, 1988 (pear sculpture by Jordan Steckel)

In the mid-1970s, Milton Glaser was approached by Sir James Goldsmith to take on a dramatic redesign of the supermarket chain Grand Union.

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21 Sep 2010

Go ask Alice

Milton Glaser Collection Box 65, Folder 1: Detail from poster for The Push Pin Graphic No. 52, 1967.

In 1967, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, and James McMullan produced psychedelic “travel” posters for an issue of The Push Pin Graphic.

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12 Aug 2010

Concrete Poetry

Milton Glaser Collection Box 112 Folder 24. Push Pin Graphic No. 11, December 1957.

Milton Glaser tips his hat to French poet, playwright, and critic Guillaume Apollinaire.

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16 Jul 2010

Milton Glaser’s geometries

Milton Glaser is closely associated with a visual style emphasizing expressive illustrations and resonant cultural symbols, but revisiting different periods in his career one is reminded that he was constantly developing new approaches, and in the Glaser Collection one can find an astonishingly wide range of approaches to design problems.

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05 May 2010

Esquire’s Gift Catalog

Milton Glaser Collection: Esquire’s Christmas Gift Catalog, n.d.

Push Pin’s nutty and sweet Christmas Gift Catalog for Esquire exemplifies the eclectic spirit of that studio.

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23 Apr 2010

The Sound of…

Milton Glaser Collection Box 108, Columbia Records: Jazz Odyssey Vol. II: The Sound of Chicago, 1964.

Milton Glaser’s early album covers express his understanding of the ineffable qualities of music.

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15 Mar 2010

Do you see what I see?

Milton Glaser Collection: The Art of Seeing announcement, 1962.

A symposium of “provocative visual material” inspired Milton Glaser to come up with some of his own.

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16 Feb 2010

Outside the box

Milton Glaser Collection: Milton Glaser for Container Corporation of America.

Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable. – Samuel Johnson

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21 Oct 2009

Colorvision!

Milton Glaser Collection, Box 93 Folder 27: Colorvision for Phoenix Clothes and Hanover Hall, 1963.

In what essentially looks like a lost issue of the Push Pin Graphic, Colorvision (“an entirely new concept of color in clothing!”) describes the magic of a Blendescent.

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