Legendary Milton Glaser Dead At 91

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Milton Glaser, the legendary and pioneering graphic designer, has died of a stroke at 91. Mr. Glaser was best known for his “I (HEART) NY logo in tribute to his native city, an iconic poster of Bob Dylan’s silhouette with psychedelic hair, the fresh and groundbreaking design of New York Magazine, and establishment of the colorful, stylish and quintessentially-1960s Pushpin Studio. But, in truth, his work in every realm of graphic design, and across the decades, was superb and impactful. I had the honor of meeting him several times over the years, and found him to be kind, unassuming, positive and thought-provoking. GDUSA was lucky enough to feature Mr. Glaser as a Person To Watch in earlier years and, in our 50th Anniversary survey in 2013, our readers named him The Most Influential Graphic Designer of the era. More on all this when there is time to digest the news. And the loss.

— Gordon Kaye, Editor