Thursday, November 5, 2020

Remembering Milton Glaser, Class of ’51

Remembering Milton Glaser, Class of 1951, a new exhibition in the colonnade windows of the Foundation Building at Cooper Union, celebrates the work of one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th century.

Recognized for the iconic I ♥ NY logo, a design Glaser created that succinctly expressed love for New York City, the exhibition features that famous mark and 24 additional design pieces that he created for New York and beyond. These include some of the city’s loftier institutions and its most quotidian—iconic posters for Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Brooklyn’s Theater for a New Audience, identity for the Grand Union supermarket chain, branding for the Brooklyn Brewery, and the design of New York Magazine, a publication he co-founded in 1968. Remembering Milton Glaser, Class of 1951 also features a whimsical tourism poster for the Catskills (think cats and mountains) as well as unforgettable advertisement posters for albums by Bob Dylan, comedian Dick Gregory, and more.

The Cooper Union  
Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

Opening Friday, November 13, 2020 5PM through January 15, 2021