Today I called my mother in Italy and she told me she read in a newspaper there that Milton Glaser died last night, on his 91st birthday. Mom has one of Milton’s posters that he gave to me, and I gave to her. Although she never met him she was, like many, touched by his work.
It took me a while to absorb this, but tears came as I waited in line at the farmer’s market, later in the morning.
Columbia University’s Centennial Celebration of its Core Curriculum has begun and you might spot a strange logo here and there around the campus. Having designed the logotype, I wanted to give a visual overview of the work involved in making it.
Happy birthday to master Milton Glaser, creator of the I ❤️ NY logo among countless fine works, who I was lucky to discover through his book Graphic Design when I was younger, and even luckier to learn from and work with in person, with Sue Walsh and Dan Bates, for some months when I arrived in New York!
Poster design for the Global Dante Project of New York’s one-day conference happening at both lovely Italian houses of New York — the one near Columbia and the one near NYU. ¶ Directors: Maria Luisa Ardizzone · NYU & Teodolinda Barolini · Columbia University ¶ A One Day Conference · Friday · April 5 · 2019 ¶ Morning Session: Columbia (Italian Academy), 9 am–1 pm, 1161 Amsterdam Ave. (south of 118th St.) ¶ Afternoon Session: NYU, (Casa Italiana): 3 pm–6 pm, 24 West 12th Street (Greenwich Village) ¶ Presented By: New York University · Department of Italian Studies
¶ Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò · Medieval D Renaissance Center ¶ In Collaboration With: Columbia University · Department of Italian ¶ Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America.
A recital of works by Bach, Busoni, Debussy, Chopin, Schumann & R.A. Arjomand ¶ Wednesday · February 27 2019 · 7 PM · In the Teatro of the Italian Academy at Columbia University ¶ 1161 Amsterdam Ave. (South of 118th St.) New York City ¶ Free Admission.
Here is the image used in the poster followed by some outtakes from the rehearsal shoot:
Introducing a little project called imgtlk where people write about an image, or piece of art that can be represented visually (music, math, sculpture, literature, architecture, computer games, and so on), that was important to them, or inspired them somehow. It can be something they made themselves, or a piece created by someone else.