Looking Back: A Design Icon

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Milton Glaser’s most famous design is one that most, if not all of us, will recognize — the
“I ❤️ NY”.

Milton Glaser became the first graphic designer to receive the prestigious National Medal of the Arts, presented to him by President Barak Obama in 2009.

New York City’s School of Visual Arts is currently displaying an exhibition in tribute to Milton Glaser (1929-2020). Glaser was an internationally acclaimed Jewish graphic designer and illustrator and, with partner Seymour Chwast, a co-founder of the Push Pin Design Studios in 1954. He worked there until he passed at age 91.

Mike Smith
Mike Smith
Alene and Graham Landau Archivist Chair

Glaser’s career is impressive. The son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants, he graduated from Manhattan’s High School of Art and Design, and Cooper Union College in New York City. Glaser also studied at the Accademia di…

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