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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.

Detail of Tomato Records brochure Continue Reading Read more
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
December 02, 2020

Letter Perfect

Milton Glaser created three postage stamps for the tiny republic of San Marino in 2016.

Woman's face emerging from a flower Continue Reading Read more
November 02, 2020

Milton and Morandi

The year Milton Glaser spent studying etching with Giorgio Morandi in Italy was a pivotal time in his art education.

Etching of four musicians Continue Reading Read more
October 19, 2020

Milton Glaser's Prime Time

For an article on returning to the site of the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines, Glaser painted a muted and downcast soldier emerging over a vivid landscape.

Soldier overlooking colorful landscape Continue Reading Read more
October 16, 2020

Remembering Ed Benguiat

We at the Archives are sad to hear that Ed Benguiat passed away yesterday at 92. The Milton Glaser Design Study Center remember the man of a thousand typefaces.

black and white photo of child Continue Reading Read more
October 05, 2020

It's a Bottle of Fun

Milton Glaser's cheerfully psychedelic ads for Fanta are the natural culmination of Push Pin's psychedelic style.

Mushrooms, animals and trees playing music in forest. Continue Reading Read more
September 22, 2020

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Milton Glaser's first paying job was the cover of a crime fiction magazine.

Woman looking at blood drip down window Continue Reading Read more
August 31, 2020

Design Archives Come to You

You may be studying remotely this semester, but that doesn't mean you don't have access to a wealth of design resources for research and inspiration.

Abstract images and Japanese typography Continue Reading Read more
July 23, 2020

Reynold Ruffins in the Push Pin Graphic

Reynold Ruffins is a founding member of the lengendary Push Pin Studios, along with Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, and Ed Sorel.

Grasshopper Continue Reading Read more
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