Cooper Union Remembers Milton Glaser

Remembering Milton Glaser, Class of 1951 a new exhibition in the colonnade windows of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art historic Foundation Building, celebrates the work of one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th century. Glaser, a 1951 graduate of The Cooper Union and a Bronx native, had an outsized impact on the visual landscape of New York, the city he loved with both its energy and eclecticism informing his renowned body of work. The exhibition is presented by The Cooper Union’s School of Art and will be on view from November 13, 2020 through January 15, 2021 on the Foundation Building’s Fourth Avenue side. 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.