About the DesignerMilton Glaser
United States (1929 - )
Glaser was born into a Hungarian Jewish family in New York. Glaser was educated at Manhattan's High School of Music and Art (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts), graduated from the Cooper Union in 1951 and later, via a Fulbright Scholarship, the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna under Giorgio Morandi. He was greatly inspired by his sister's partner, who had studied typography in great depth. In 1954 Glaser was a founder, and president, of Push Pin Studios formed with several of his Cooper Union classmates. Glaser's work is characterized by directness, simplicity and originality. He uses any medium or style to solve the problem at hand. His style ranges wildly from primitive to avant garde in his countless book jackets, album covers, advertisements and direct mail pieces and magazine illustrations. He started his own studio, Milton Glaser, Inc, in 1974. This led to his involvement with an increasingly wide diversity of projects, ranging from the design of New York Magazine, of which he was a co-founder, to a 600-foot mural for the Federal Office Building in Indianapolis. Throughout his career he has had a major impact on contemporary illustration and design. His work has won numerous awards from Art Directors Clubs, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Society of Illustrators and the Type Directors Club. He is a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI), and in 1979 he was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Glaser has taught at both the School of Visual Arts and at Cooper Union in New York City. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Glaser is the subject of the 2009 documentary film To Inform and Delight: The World of Milton Glaser.
Debuting in 2008, the Botanist Blank Canvas project features the original, limited-edition collections of eight designers. Each designer began with a blank Botanist end table, cocktail table and bench and then imprinted them with a unique design. Not only are these pieces eco-friendly, durable and stunning, they also give back: a portion of the sale of every product in the Blank Canvas series goes to a charity of the designer's choice. This end table features the cheeky, minimal epigram design of Milton Glaser, a prolific designer whose credits include the iconic I ♥ NY logo, the World Health Organization's International AIDS Poster and the logo for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America
. Designer Milton Glaser on the Epigram Series:What was your inspiration?
"Molly."Why is it important for you to give back?
" Why not."This Design Benefits:
A percentage of the sale of the Epigram End Table goes to the International Rescue Committee, a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by conflict and oppression. Features:
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- Limited-edition Epigram design
- Made of corrosion-resistant aluminum
- Finished with UV and weather-resistant, solvent-free powder coat
- Surface mount security feet included
- Contract grade, residential or commercial use
- Indoor or outdoor use
- Rust resistant and great for pool use
- Ships fully assembled