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Milton Glaser Collection Box 61 Folder 8. Sports Illustrated mechanical, 1961.
May 09, 2014

Cross-hatch

By: bethkleber

Milton Glaser did these drawings for a 1961 issue of Sports Illustrated on beaches. It’s a lovely example of Glaser’s long-time interest in cross-hatching (scroll down here for his cross-hatched mourning dog for Olivetti), which he has attributed to Morandi’s etchings. The three pieces of original art are especially compelling for their evidence of Glaser’s hand; you can almost imagine he completed these just now, as you were watching.

An etching of man underwater with a snorkeling eye gear. The etching is drawn with black ink. The detailed face and parts of the black water background is detailed with thin black lines.

 
Milton Glaser Collection Box 61 Folder 8. Sports Illustrated original art, 1961.

An etching of man snorkeling underwater approaching a big long fish near some sea plants. The black water is has streaks of a thick black marker while the man, fish, and sea plants are drawn with thin black lines.

 
Milton Glaser Collection Box 61 Folder 8. Sports Illustrated original art, 1961.

An etching of man swimming near some sea plants and small fishes.The water is drawn with a thick black marker but the streaks of the thick marker was precise enough to leave some of the paper untouched in order to form the small fishes. Th man and the sea plant are made thin black lines that curve in away to form the body and show different types of sea plants.

 
Milton Glaser Collection Box 61 Folder 8. Sports Illustrated original art, 1961.

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