milton glaser

Art, Events, Gramercy Park

Questor. Annual report, 1969. Questor Corporation. All images courtesy of SVA

A New York City exhibition is showing off rarely-seen whimsical work of famed late illustrator Milton Glaser. Hosted at the School of Visual Art’s Gramercy Gallery, “Milton Glaser: POP” features nearly 150 items drawn from the Glaser archives, including book, album, and magazine covers as well as posters and advertisements. Many of these pieces have not been viewed since they were originally published, and some have never been published at all. Free and open to the public, the exhibition will be on view from Wednesday, May 17 through Monday, June 5.

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City Living, Policy

All images courtesy of WeLoveNYC

New York officials announced a new campaign using an adaptation of Milton Glaser’s iconic “I ♥ NY” slogan. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams on Monday kicked off the new “We ♥ NYC” campaign, aimed to “inspire optimism and civic action” among New Yorkers post-pandemic.

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Design, Policy

Via NYCEDC and Wiki Commons

This week the city’s Economic Development Corporation released documents of its detailed pitch to lure Amazon to move to the city, which included offering up prime real estate in four different New York City neighborhoods and nearly $3 billion in incentives. Another thing city and state officials pitched to the tech company, which chose Long Island City last month for its HQ2 complex, is the state’s famous “I love NY” logo. In their pitch, city and state officials swapped the iconic logo’s heart out for Amazon’s arrow-smile, which assumingly reads “I Amazon NY.”

Glaser’s thoughts ahead

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

27 west 67th street, milton glaser, West 67th Street Artists’ Colony History District, Artists studio building, co-op, duplex, cool listings

Built in 1903, the 12-story building at 27 West 67th Street is the oldest of eight that comprise the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District. The studio buildings–which now find themselves next to Central Park, Lincoln Center, and the Time Warner Center on the Upper West Side–were built by a group of artists to provide live/work space on what was then a block of ramshackle stables. Asking $4,950,000, this graceful pre-war duplex is as much an important part of New York City history as it is creative and cool. The stylishly renovated three-bedroom co-op was, until 2007, the residence of graphic designer Milton Glaser, creator of the “I ♥ NY” campaign among other iconic designs and co-founder of “New York” magazine. Another unusual thing about this pretty property: It comes with an additional room on the building’s top floor, perfect for a gym, home office–or artist’s studio.

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Art, City Living, Design

Milton Glaser’s new subway posters, L-R “Give Help,”” To Dream Is Human,””It’s Not About Me, It’s About We.” Images © Milton Glaser for SVA.

“I Love New York” design legend Milton Glaser will debut three new works this week in places that can always use more love: New York City subway stations. The three posters, according to Glaser, are a direct counterpoint to President Trump’s attack on humanity and reflect the designer’s commitment to justice using art and design to inspire social engagement. Milton’s signs join the School of Visual Arts’ enduring “Underground Images” ad campaign which has for the past half-century featured the work of a roster of A-list current and former design faculty including Ivan Chermayeff, Edel Rodriguez, Paula Scher and Tom Geismar in NYC subways. The series has challenged millions of New Yorkers to “think big, take chances and never stop learning. ”

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

148 Lewis Hollow, Milton Glaser house, Woodstock NY

Graphic design legend Milton Glaser‘s most famous works are arguably the I ♥ NY logo and the psychedelic Bob Dylan poster, both of which were created at his upstate home in Woodstock. He and wife Shirley have owned this incredible, early 20th century stone-and-glass home for more than 50 years, adding a contemporary aesthetic to its historic Arts and Crafts style and maintaining the 76+ acres of gardens and forest. It’s now hit the market for $1.8 million since, according to Gothamist, the couple has reached a point “where downsizing has become the obvious choice.”

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Art, Video

Milton Glaser studio

In the graphic design world, no one is more synonymous with New York than Milton Glaser. From creating the world-famous I ♥ NY logo and Bob Dylan poster to co-founding New York magazine, the 85-year-old legend embodies the creative force of the city. He’s now opened up his longtime Murray Hill studio to the New York Times in an insightful video that shows his warm, colorful, and cluttered yet organized home, as well as offers shots of Glaser discussing his inspirations, how he got his start, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind.

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