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Milton Glaser

A color drawing of a dog by his dead owner’s feet and a typewriter.
Milton Glaser’s poster for the Olivetti Valentine typewriter.

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.


Corso Como Gallery, New York City, 2020

A pleasure to see Bruce and Sophie Gilden along with vintage prints of the photographs in Bruce’s book, Lost and Found, that I had the privilege to work on, at Corso Como gallery.

Sophie, Nina, Bruce and Nancy, Corso Como Gallery, New York City, 2020. And hello, Nancy! Bruce, Sophie and guests, Corso Como Gallery, New York City, 2020.

With Milton Glaser, New York City, 2017

I ❤️ Milton. Photograph by Dan Bates.