Milton Glaser : The Father Of Modern Design

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“‘You want to do things like that, where you feel you can actually change things.’” (A Brief History of the "I Love New York" Logo, 2017) Milton Glaser is an artist that focuses his art around public figures and public events and creates posters of these in an abstract way giving them a whole new meaning. His life has been about art form the start and after college he kept pursuing art with four college friends and founded Push Pin Studios. Though he moved on from there, he continued to stay focused on graphic design with such projects as editing newspapers, designing restaurants, and making an emblem that would speak for a state. He has accomplished so much in his lifetime and has left an impact on the world of art.
Sometimes referred to as The Father of Modern Design, Milton Glaser was born in New York in the year 1929. From a young age he was involved in art, he attended the “High School of Music and Art from 1943 until 1946,” (Milton Glaser, 2017) before attending an art school at the Cooper Union. He then received the Fulbright Scholarship to attend Accademia di Bella Arti, Academy of Fine Arts, in Italy. After studying there from 1952-1953, Glaser returned to New York and in “1954 Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins, and Edward Sorel to found Push Pin Studios.” (Milton Glaser, 2017) These four students from the Cooper Union banded together to create a force that was revolutionary to the field of graphic design. Glaser was well known for his posters like the Bob Dylan
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