'Milton Glaser's designs changed the way we see the world.' - Gloria Steinem
An overview of the work of illustrator and designer Milton Glaser during the 1960s and 70s
From 1954, when he co-founded the legendary Push Pin Studios, to the late ’70s, Milton Glaser was one of the most celebrated graphic designers of his day, whose work graced countless book and album covers, posters, magazine covers, and advertisements, both famous and little-known. Glaser largely defined the international visual style for illustration, advertising, and typeface design and interest in his legacy continues unabated, with modern creatives acknowledging his influence; for example, in 2014 Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner enlisted Glaser to design the ad campaign and branding for the show’s final season.
His renowned work garnered solo exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Creator of the iconic ‘I love NY’ logo (featuring a heart symbol in place of the word ‘love’) and cofounder of New York magazine, Glaser received numerous accolades and lifetime achievement awards. Across thousands of works across all print media, he invented a graphic language of bright, flat color, drawing and collage, imbued with wit. This collection of work from Glaser’s Pop period features hundreds of examples of his design that have not been seen since their original publication, demonstrating the graphic revolution that transformed design and popular culture.
About the Author
Steven Heller is author, co-author, and editor of hundreds of seminal books on design and popular culture.
Mirko Ilić is an award-winning designer and illustrator who has collaborated and co-authored numerous books with Milton Glaser and Steven Heller.
Beth Kleber is the founding archivist of the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
‘A knockout coffee table book celebrating the often gorgeous, always compelling artwork of the graphic arts giant.’ – The Village Voice
‘The wide-ranging materials provide an in-depth look into Glaser’s bold, instantly-recognizable art style.’ – 6sqft
‘A look at Milton Glaser’s impact during the 60s and 70s.’ – Creative Review
‘No art director’s work was more influential than that of Milton Glaser. . . But his real achievement lies in what this anthology reveals: a breathtaking empire of imagery that encompassed two decades and was felt in later years.’ – The New Yorker
‘[A] gorgeous book featuring his work during the 1960s and 1970s.’ – Design Milk
'Milton Glaser's designs changed the way we see the world.' – Gloria Steinem
'Hundreds of Glaser’s works, unseen since their original publication, feature in print once more to show the legendary designer’s portfolio.' – It’s Nice That
'Whoever coined the phrase ‘the best things come to those who wait’ was onto something - for this Milton Glaser book is well worth the wait. Filled with his iconic graphics, this book is an absolute must-have for graphic design enthusiasts.' – Grazia
'A vibrant overview.'– Designboom
'Milton Glaser: Pop collects hundreds of his illustrated pieces and usefully funnels them into broad categories. . . That structure clarifies that he had a few go-to devices that he relied upon often and consistently, but it also reveals just how much you can do with a basic idea once you get good at it. And Glaser was very, very good at it.' – Curbed
'No art director’s work was more influential or instantly identifiable than that of Milton Glaser. The extent of that style, which adorned books and records and movies – and is revealed in a new anthology from Monacelli, courtesy of Steven Heller, Mirko Ilić, and Beth Kleber, titled simply “Milton Glaser: Pop” – is astounding.' – The New Yorker
'A groovy new book featuring the iconic designer’s 1960s and ’70s work.' – SVA
'Glaser’s designs are synonymous with the ’60s and ’70s. [This] new book shows just how influential his style really was.' – Fast Company
'Across thematic chapters, the book features 1,100 images displaying Glaser’s influential graphic style of bright flat colour combined with visual wit across book and album covers, posters, magazines and advertisements – many of them not seen since their original publication.' – Design Week