Creatives Pay Tribute To Milton Glaser, Design Icon Who Dies On 91st Birthday
By Izza Sofia, 29 Jun 2020
Image via I Love NY
Milton Glaser, the famed designer behind the ‘I ❤ NY’ logo, died on 26 June 2020, the very day he turned 91.
Glaser was best known for designing the ubiquitous ‘I ❤ NY’ logo to promote tourism in New York. He also gained widespread attention on his psychedelic artwork for Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits album.
His wife, Shirley Glaser, told The New York Times that the cause of his death was a stroke. Glaser also suffered from renal failure.
Tributes poured in after the internet learned of the passing of the renowned designer. Many creatives took to Twitter to pay homage to the designer by unveiling their own artworks, highlighting how Glaser has inspired them in different ways, as well as shared their favorite work by him.
“Thank you for your transforming design, intelligence and kindness,” Christoph Niemann wrote. “You got us all started, and caring,” Chipp Kid tweeted.
Back in 2010, DesignTAXI had the honor of interviewing Glaser, who looked back on possible regrets.
“I have no regrets but I might go back and change everything,” he mused.
“I’ve lived a rich and full and interesting life doing the work that I wanted to do.”
RIP, Milton Glaser.— Christoph Niemann (@abstractsunday) June 27, 2020
Thank you for your transforming design, draftsmanship, intelligence and kindness. pic.twitter.com/CEqhRxw2UE
RIP Milton Glaser. You got us all started, and caring. How, HOW can we thank you? We love you so much. C pic.twitter.com/h5WtqNKhzB— Chip Kidd (@chipkidd) June 27, 2020
RIP Milton Glaser. No better hours spent than getting lost studying his work. pic.twitter.com/9kJyR8WntA— zach lieberman (@zachlieberman) June 27, 2020
Milton Glaser (1929-2020). Shakespeare is intertwined in my mind with the covers he did for the Signet paperback editions. pic.twitter.com/kDljnlya99— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) June 27, 2020
Sad to hear legendary designer and New York Magazine co-founder MILTON GLASER has passed. His work has inspired so many for decades and his artistic legacy will live on forever! Goodbye, Milton ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3ppm3222Nb— Francesco Francavilla (@f_francavilla) June 27, 2020
Here’s my little tribute to Milton Glaser who most famously designed the “I Love New York” logo that is as recognised today as when it was first created in 1977. #miltonglaser #valemiltonglaser #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #design #art pic.twitter.com/Irq80dGVjJ— Adrian Elton (@TheSurrealMcCoy) June 29, 2020
Here’s a drawing I did of graphic designer Milton Glaser. RIP pic.twitter.com/xbBMpCrvcS— Howard M. Shum (@howardshum) June 27, 2020
Ode to Milton Glaser— Yuko Torii (@AtelierMidnight) June 27, 2020
*#scbwi #childrensbookillustration #art #illustration #drawing #sketch #dailydrawing #dailysketch #adrawingaday #penandink #watercolordrawing #watercolorsketch #midnightatelier #miltonglaser #i❤️ny #bobdylan #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner pic.twitter.com/Szj1pM7ce9
[via New York Magazine, opening image via I Love NY]
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