The Artist Birthday Series

Milton Glaser

Poster for the 100 anniversary of the death of Vincent Van Gogh, 1989
Poster for the 100 anniversary of the death of Vincent Van Gogh, 1989

It was through Milton Glaser, Inc., that he introduced to the world his commissioned design for the City of New York in 1976, a design that has been called “‘the most frequently imitated logo design in human history.

The hyper-iconic design by Glaser for the city of New York, 1976
The hyper-iconic design by Glaser for the city of New York, 1976

In 1983 he teamed with Walter Bernard to form the publication design firm WBMG, which since its inception, has designed more than 50 magazines, newspapers and periodicals around the world. WBMG has been responsible for the complete redesigns of three major world newspapers: The Washington Post in the U.S., La Vanguardia in Barcelona, and O Globo in Rio de Janeiro.

and Milton Glaser, early 1980's at WBMG
Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser, early 1980’s, at the newly formed WBMG

In addition to commercial enterprises, Glaser’s work has been exhibited world-wide. He was the subject of a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, as well in New York at the Lincoln Center Gallery, and Houghton Gallery at The Cooper Union, just to name a very few.

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