Vale, Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser portrait

Not familiar with the name? Perhaps not, but you almost certainly know his work.

I love NY logo
I love New York logo, 1977
New York Magazine logo
New York Magazine logo, 1977
DC Commics logo
DC Comics logo, 1976
Bob Dylan album cover
Bob Dylan poster, 1966

His 2001 essay ‘Ten Things I have Learned’ — written two months after the horror of 9/11 — always struck a cord with us (especially #5).

1. You can only work for people that you like.
2. If you have a choice never have a job.
3. Some people are toxic avoid them.
4. Professionalism is not enough or the good is the enemy of the great.
5. Less is not necessarily more.
6. Style is not to be trusted.
7. How you live changes your brain.
8. Doubt is better than certainty.
9. It doesn’t matter.
10. Tell the truth.

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Compare the two artworks in this post. You might recognise the artist as Keith Haring. On the left is his Unfinished Painting, created in 1989.

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