Milton Glaser

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Milton Glaser
Milton glaser.jpg
Glaser in 2003
Born (1929-06-26) June 26, 1929 (age 86)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality United States
Known for Graphic design
Spouse(s) Shirley Girton Glaser (ca. 1956 – present)
Awards Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award Lifetime Achievement, 2004
National Medal of Arts, 2009

Milton Glaser (born June 26, 1929) is an American graphic designer. His designs include the I ♥ NY logo,[1] the psychedelic Bob Dylan poster, the DC bullet logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the Brooklyn Brewery logo.[2] He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.


Glaser was born in New York City. He graduated from Cooper Union. Ιn 1954 he co-founded Push Pin Studios, along with fellow Cooper grads Edward Sorel, Seymour Chwast, and Reynold Ruffins. Glaser and Chwast directed Push Pin for twenty years, while it became a guiding reference in the world of graphic design.[3]

Glaser's work is displayed in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Glaser is the subject of the 2009 documentary film To Inform and Delight: The World of Milton Glaser.[4]


In 2004, Glaser won a National Design Award Lifetime Achievement from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.[5] In 2009, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.[6]


  1. ^ McGookin, Steve (2007-09-28). "Fifty Years Of Loss". Forbes. LLC. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  2. ^ Brooklyn Brewery logo
  3. ^ Pushpin Group website, accessed June 6, 2008.
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (May 22, 2008). "Movie Review: "To Inform and Delight: The World of Milton Glaser"; Artist With His Signature on the City". New York Times. 
  5. ^ "Lifetime Achievement Winner: Milton Glaser". Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. 
  6. ^ White House Announces 2009 National Medal of Arts Recipients

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