Milton Glaser – born 26. 6. 1929 in New York, USA – graphic designer, illustrator, teacher.
1948–51: studies at the Cooper Union in New York. 1952–53: studies at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy under Giorgio Morandi. 1954–74: founder and president of the Push Pin Studio (with Semour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins and Edward Sorel) in New York. 1955–74: editor and co-art director of the “Push Pin Graphic” magazine ( with Reynold Ruffins and Seymour Chwast). From 1961 onwards: teaches at the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York. 1968: design director of the “New York Magazine”. 1970: leaves the Push Pin Studio. Works in interior, furniture, product and graphic design. 1974: founder and president of Milton Glaser Inc., New York. Re-designs numerous magazines, such as “Paris Match”, "L´Express", “Esquire”, and “Jardin des Modes”. 1975–77: design director of “Village Voice” magazine. 1978: Glaser designs the two- and three-dimensional corporate imagery for the Grand Union Company supermarket chain. Much of his work has become internationally famous, e. g. his Bob Dylan poster for CBS Records (1966) or the “I love New York” logo for the New York State Department of Commerce (1973). 1983: founds the company WBMG with Walter Bernard. 1989: president of the Aspen International Design Conference.
Fonts: Babyfat, Babycurls, Baby Teeth, Houdini, .
Publications include: “If Apples had Teeth” (with Shirley Glaser), New York 1960; “Graphic Design”, New York 1975; “The Milton Glaser Poster Book”, New York 1977.
* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.