r: in the aftermath of september 11, 2001,
glaser updated his design by adding a
smudge to the lower corner of the heart
and the words ‘more than ever’.
from the start of his career, milton glaser has been an active
member of both the design and education communities:
he taught design at the school of visual arts in new york
in one of america’s most respected programs.
milton glaser has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the
centre georges pompidou, paris; the lincoln center gallery, new york;
the houghton gallery at the cooper union, new york;
the AIGA gallery in new york; the philadelphia museum of art,...
his work is included in the permanent collections of many
international art museums. smithsonian's cooper-hewitt
national design museum has chosen milton glaser to receive the
2004 national design award.
designboom met milton glaser
in new york on may 18th, 2004
db: can you describe an evolution in your work from your first projects
to the present day?
if I would try to be positive, the earlier work has perhaps more virtuosity
in it and an attempt to display that virtuosity, which is a characteristic
of youth. it was developed in the sixties, so the early work, like the
poster for dylan has that almost psychodelic sense of post- or
proto-art nouveau kind of look.
over the last twenty years it becomes more simple, more direct,
I think stronger, more reductive... even though I love the decorative.
I'm very interested over the last couple of years of seeing how
complex ideas can be expressed in simple graphic terms,
but it is not exactly the way the modernists did
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