Milton Glaser

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1929– | BORN: New York, New York | EDUCATION: The Cooper Union, New York, and the Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy

Blended historic styles to move past modernism

Designed iconic logos, posters, magazines, and restaurants

Influenced others through writing and teaching

Studying under painter Giorgio Morandi in Italy transformed Milton Glaser’s views on design. He learned to respect the past and to draw inspiration from ideas and movements that actually came before the Bauhaus. Glaser had nothing against modernism; he just felt it had run its course for innovation and expression. Instead, he embraced historical styles, ornament, ...

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