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October 14, 2021

Teli Deli

Teli Deli was one of lesser known food outlets in the World Trade Center overseen by restaurateur Joe Baum.

Telephone licking its lips Continue Reading Read more
September 29, 2021

Milton for the USIA

Milton and Push Pin contributed to the USIA's efforts to bring American culture to Russia during the Cold War.

Detail of portraits of dancers Najinsky and Duncan Continue Reading Read more
September 14, 2021

The Glaser Gazette

SVA is kicking off a yearlong celebration of the legacy of Milton Glaser with the publication of The Glaser Gazette.

Glaser Gazette cover Continue Reading Read more
August 05, 2021

The Search for Beauty

Milton Glaser's high concept promotional piece for Gilbert Paper required the participation of many other designers.

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July 21, 2021

Shadowlight Theatre

In 1968 Milton designed two posters for Shadowlight Theatre that showed his growing interest in the interplay between color and light.

blotchy green and orange figures on a black background Continue Reading Read more
July 09, 2021

Color Fuses

In 1974, Milton Glaser was commissioned by the General Services Administration (GSA) to design a mural for a new federal building in Indianapolis.

The Minton-Capehart Federal Building in Indianapolis Continue Reading Read more
June 25, 2021

Milton At Work

A survey of photos of Milton at work in his studio on 32nd Street.

Milton drawing and talking on the phone. Continue Reading Read more
June 21, 2021

Ode to Félix Vallotton

Milton Glaser cited Félix Vallotton, an artist who did more with less, as one of his most important influences.

Man looking over woman's shoulder Continue Reading Read more
June 08, 2021

Madison Avenue's Magic Promenade

Milton Glaser designed a poster for 1971's Madison Avenue Magic Promenade, an open streets initiative during John Lindsay's tenure as NYC Mayor.

Flying shoe Continue Reading Read more
May 25, 2021

Kevin Eggers

A little about Kevin Eggers, the music producer, entrepreneur, and longtime friend and client of Milton Glaser.

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May 11, 2021

Broadside

In 1968, Milton, Marian Javits, and Clay Felker founded Broadside, a fine arts printing company focused on producing (very) large format prints by significant artists at affordable prices by utilizing commercial printing presses.

Robert Rauschenberg on ladder next to a large print on the wall. Continue Reading Read more
April 28, 2021

Let Your Fingers Do the Walking

The Manhattan Yellow Pages went psychedelic in the early 1970s.

clown holding spectacles over head with feet Continue Reading Read more
April 13, 2021

Pizza Piazza

Milton designed the logo for Pizza Piazza, a long-gone but beloved restaurant that was located at 785 Broadway at 10th Street.

Pink and green logo for Pizza Piazza Continue Reading Read more
April 05, 2021

Paperbacks USA

In 1961, Milton Glaser designed the Call for Entries for the Paperbacks USA exhibition from AIGA.

Open book with eyes on front and back cover Continue Reading Read more
March 22, 2021

Sammontana Gelato

In 1981 Milton Glaser redesigned the logo for Sammontana, an Italian ice cream company based in Empoli.

packaging for Pirottino Cacao with cow Continue Reading Read more
March 02, 2021

Monsanto Nights

In 1968 and 1969, Glaser drew Barbra Streisand, Sophia Loren, Pearl Bailey and Carol Channing for advertisements announcing Monsanto Nights, a series of popular TV specials sponsored by the sprawling chemical company Monsanto.

Barbra Streisand in profile Continue Reading Read more
February 11, 2021

Lee Savage

Lee Savage was an accomplished realist painter, a successful art director and animator, and Milton's co-creator for the legendary "Mickey in Vietnam.

Watercolor Santa in colorful snow Continue Reading Read more
February 02, 2021

The Other Bob Dylans

Milton Glaser’s 1996 poster of Bob Dylan became one of his most iconic works and represented peak Push Pin style. But Glaser later produced two more portraits of Dylan that sharply diverged from the thin curvilinear lines and flat color of his best-known work.

Portrait of Bob Dylan in blue Continue Reading Read more
January 11, 2021

Lillian Roxon's Discotique

Lillian Roxon, the trailblazing Australian music journalist and author of the massive Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia (1969) was a rich subject for any artist.

Woman with flowery hair with record album spinning around her head with colorful figures Continue Reading Read more
December 07, 2020

Audio Recordings of SVA Events, 1960-1980

Several recordings of historical lectures, interviews, and symposia at SVA are now available through Artstor. Digitized from old quarter-inch reel-to-reel tapes, these recordings cover a period from the early 1960s to late 1980s and represent a wide range of art and thought from the period in question.

Agnes martin addressing SVA students Continue Reading Read more
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