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March 30, 2014

For the pleasure and edification of all

Before Push Pin Studios, before the Push Pin Graphic, there was the Push Pin Almanack.

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March 23, 2014

Milton’s menus, part 3: return to Subseries G

Descending into Series II, Subseries G, we take another look at some of Milton Glaser’s logos and menus for restaurants.

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March 21, 2014

Childcraft

In 1970, Childcraft Education Corp. turned to Milton Glaser to design their flagship store at 150 E. 58th Street.

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March 16, 2014

The Cook

Milton Glaser created this 1965 book jacket for The Cook, a satirical horror novel about a mysterious chef, Conrad Venn, who seduces and manipulates the wealthy Hill and Vail families with food.

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March 15, 2014

Do you see what I see?

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

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February 24, 2014

The world of Windows On The World

The continuing story of the Windows On The World restaurant and its satellites in the World Trade Center, designed by Milton Glaser in 1976 and redone in 1996.

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February 16, 2014

Outside the box

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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February 12, 2014

Significant figures

Milton Glaser’s menagerie of figures for the School of Visual Arts, 1971.

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February 09, 2014

Dim sum

The Nom Wah Tea Parlor, the venerable Chinatown dim sum purveyor that uses Milton Glaser’s illustrations on its menu, reopened in time for the Chinese New Year.

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January 28, 2014

Record labels

Milton Glaser applies his passion for music to record labels.

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January 25, 2014

Milton Glaser’s menus for the World Trade Center

One curious feature about the Glaser collection is its organizational style, which was based on the way the materials were donated by the designer. Subseries G of his Printed Materials contains many of the menus he did for businesses at the World Trade Center.

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January 08, 2014

Justine & Balthazar

While McMullan’s work from the early 1960s is close in spirit to the evocative illustration of his colleagues Robert Weaver and Jerome Martin, Glaser’s late 1960s take shows a pop/psych style then at its height. The art is very much in keeping with other work that Glaser was doing at the time, with its flowing curvilinear lines and high contrast colors, which also, intentional or not, indicate some churning emotional content.

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December 16, 2013

The many faces of Elliott Gould

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

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December 13, 2013

Life Underground

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

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October 28, 2013

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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October 21, 2013

Colorvision!

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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October 15, 2013

Exploding coffee table

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

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October 06, 2013

A Grand Union

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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September 14, 2013

Fifteen years of heartache and aggravation

In 1969, the Mead Library of Ideas presented an exhibition of the work of Push Pin Studios, sharing the design and illustration of its many current and former members.

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August 31, 2013

Milton Glaser’s SVA: A Legacy of Graphic Design

A retrospective of Milton’s Glaser’s design work for SVA opens today at SVA’s Visual Arts Gallery (601 W. 26th Street, NYC).

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