Milton Glaser Wiki – Biography
Milton Glaser was an American graphic designer, co-founder of New York Magazine, and creator of ‘I❤NY’ logo. He was also known for his designing the World Health Organization’s international Aids symbol and poster, the logo for the Brooklyn Brewery, and an advertisement for the final series of Mad Men.
He studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. In 1954, Glaser founded Push Pin Studios with Reynold Ruffins, Seymour Chwast, and Edward Sorel. Glaser and Seymour Chwast directed Push Pin for 20 years. He left Push Pin in 1975.
In 1968, Glaser co-founded New York magazine with Clay Felker. He was the president and design director for nine years until 1977. In 1974, he established his own design firm, Milton Glaser, Inc.
In 1983, Glaser teamed with Walter Bernard to form WBMG, a publication design firm located in New York City. Since its inception, they have designed more than 50 magazines, newspapers and periodicals around the world. WBMG has been responsible for the complete redesigns of three major newspapers: The Washington Post in the U.S., La Vanguardia in Barcelona, and O Globo in Rio de Janeiro.
It has consulted on design projects for The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Times Herald, The East Hampton Star, the New York Daily News and the National Post (Canada). Magazine clients in the United States include: Time, U.S. News & World Report, Adweek, Brill’s Content, Crain’s Chicago Business, Family Circle, Golf Digest, The Nation, Autoweek, Biography, USA Weekend, PC Magazine andWine Spectator. WBMG has created original prototype designs for Manhattan, Inc., Windows, The Journal of Art, and ESPN, the Magazine.
In Europe, WBMG has developed and created the original format for Alma (a women’s service magazine) and Zeus (a cultural newspaper). The firm has redesigned L’Express, Lire (a French literary magazine), Jardin des Modes (women’s fashion), L’Espresso in Rome and Business Tokyo in Japan. WBMG has also designed the American Express Annual Report for three years, as well as several books, including Steve Salmieri’s Cadillac and Muhammad Ali: Memories for Rizzoli and ESPN’s SportsCentury for Hyperion. Walter and Milton are co-creators of “Our Times”, an illustrated history of the 20th century, published in 1995.
Milton Glaser’s work has been exhibited world-wide. Most notable are the following exhibitions: a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1975), and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1977), as well as the Lincoln Center Gallery, New York (1981), and Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York (1984).
In 2004, he was given a lifetime achievement award by the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. In 2009, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Milton Glaser Age
Milton Glaser was 91 years old. He was born on June 26, 1929, in The Bronx, New York, United States. He died on June 26, 2020, Manhattan, New York, United States.
Glaser had been married to his wife Shirley Glaser since 1957.
He was born to Eugene and Eleanor (née Bergman). His parents were Jewish immigrants from Hungary. His father owned a dry-cleaning and tailoring shop. His mother was a homemaker.
Milton Glaser Death
Milton Glaser died on June 26, 2020, at age 91. New York magazine editor Christopher Bonanos confirmed his death on the magazine’s website. Bonanos wrote: “Milton Glaser died today [June 26, 2020], on his 91st birthday, of natural causes after an extremely long and productive career. Around our office, of course, he will forever be one of the small team of men and women that, in the late sixties, yanked New York out of the newspaper morgue and turned it into a great American magazine.”
Cause of Death
Milton Glaser’s cause of death was a stroke. He also had renal failure, Milton Glaser’s wife, Shirley Glaser, confirmed to the New York Times.
Milton Glaser’s net worth is unclear.