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Milton Glaser: Posters from the Vignelli Center for Design Studies Archive

Monday, November 30, 2015 to Friday, February 26, 2016
Opening Reception
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 05:00 to 06:30

Milton Glaser (b.1929) is the embodiment of American graphic design during the latter half of this century. His presence and impact on the profession internationally is formidable. Immensely creative and articulate, he is a modern renaissance man – one of a rare breed of intellectual designer-illustrators, who brings a depth of understanding and conceptual thinking, combined with a diverse richness of visual language, to his highly inventive and individualistic work. A celebrated graphic designer, Glaser continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design to this day.

R. Roger Remington, RIT’s Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design commented that, “we are very fortunate to have Glaser’s iconic posters in our collection. They represent Glaser’s artistic genius and they add tremendously to the creative environment on the campus.”
 
Milton Glaser was educated at the High School of Music and Art and the Cooper Union art school in New York and, via a Fulbright Scholarship, the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. He co-founded the revolutionary Pushpin Studios in 1954, founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968, established Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and teamed with Walter Bernard in 1983 to form the publication design firm WBMG. Throughout his career, Glaser has been a prolific creator of posters and prints. His artwork has been featured in exhibits worldwide, including one-man shows at both the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work is in the permanent collections of many museums. Glaser also is a renowned graphic and architectural designer with a body of work ranging from the iconic logo to complete graphic and decorative programs for the restaurants in the World Trade Center in New York. Glaser is an influential figure in both
the design and education communities and has contributed essays and granted interviews extensively on design. Among many awards throughout the years, he received the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, for his profound and meaningful long-term contribution to the contemporary practice of design.
 
Press:
• City Newspaper
• The Visual Artworker