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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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.”
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.
Watch the video here