Glaser, of course, had a special connection to Italy, beginning with his Fulbright study in Bologna following his graduation from Cooper Union in 1951. After his marriage to Shirley Girton in 1957, he and Shirley took a boat to Europe, got a place in Rome and traveled throughout Italy and Europe for nearly two years. He returned to Italy many times and worked for numerous Italian companies.
This poster for the tourist organization is lovely, but the real magic takes place in Glaser’s many pencil and pastel sketches for the project, which feature strolling ones and rolling zeroes making their way across roads and bridges, as enchanting and surreal as the Italian landscapes they depict.
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