On June 26, Milton Glaser turned 80 but there's no retirement in sight for the world's most celebrated graphic designer. Best known for that ubiquitous I ♥ NY logo that is about as impossible for a New Yorker to avoid as the subway, Glaser continues to make indelible marks on design, pop culture, and his hometown of New York City. As the new documentary Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight directed by Wendy Keys screens across the country, we took a moment to pluck 14 iconic images from Glaser's archives that we thought epitomized the slogan emblazoned on his office door: "Art is Work."

Olivetti advertisement
The Olivetti company hired Glaser in 1968 to promote the Ettore Sottsass-designed lipstick-red Valentine typewriter in a series of ads.

New York Magazine
In 1968, Glaser and editor Clay Felker co-founded what is widely seen as the first of the "lifestyle" magazines, covering a broad range of content with sassy writing and graphic wit. Glaser also redesigned a dozen more magazines in partnership with Walter Bernard.

Angels in America
In 1993, Glaser created all the artwork and promotional materials for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner, a pivotal moment in bringing awareness to the AIDS epidemic.

Camus poster
This 2003 poster was created to celebrate Camus fan David Rhodes’s 25th year as president of the School of Visual Arts, where Glaser has taught since 1961.

Milton Glaser: Drawing is Thinking book
The latest book by Glaser published in 2008 (and of course designed by him, too) uses his own drawings to show how art can be a form of meditation.

Bob Dylan poster
Possibly one of the most famous posters of all time, Glaser produced this illustration of a rainbow-headed Bob Dylan for CBS Records. It was included in 1967 album Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits.

The Underground Gourmet book
Many people don't know that Glaser himself was a food critic. He started the Underground Gourmet column in New York Magazine, which, at the time, was quite revolutionary for featuring the cuisine of affordably-priced ethnic restaurants. The columns later became a book.

I Heart NY
A simple logo, created to 1973 for the New York State Department of Commerce to promote tourism in a city downtrodden by the social and economic woes of the 1970's, Glaser's logo has become a symbol of pride for New York residents and possibly one of the most imitated graphics of all time.

I Heart NY More Than Ever
After the 2001 terrorist attacks, Glaser revisited his own iconic logo to provide yet another swell of emotion and support for a devastated New York City.

Trump Vodka
When it came to branding his new line of high-end vodka in 2006, Donald Trump turned to Glaser to design the classy gold decanter bottle made by Bruni Glass.

Brooklyn Brewery Local 1 beer
Since 1987 the world-famous Brooklyn microbrewery has tapped Glaser to define everything from its logo to its labels to its truck designs, including this series of beers served in giant champagne-sized bottles.

The Rainbow Room interiors
Glaser's many, many contributions to the New York dining scene included designing menus for Jean-Georges and china for Windows on the World. In 1987 he completed the interior design for the Rainbow Room located in Rockefeller Plaza.

Darfur
Glaser's Darfur campaigns for the International Rescue Committee were plastered on buildings and subway cars throughout New York City in 2006.

We Are All African
In 2006, Glaser embarked upon a massive campaign for One.org to draw attention to the genocide in Darfur.

Milton Glaser's Graphic Influence: 14 Iconic Images

On June 26, Milton Glaser turned 80 but there's no retirement in sight for the world's most celebrated graphic designer. As the new documentary "Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight" screens across the country, we took a moment to pluck 14 iconic images from Glaser's archives.

On June 26, Milton Glaser turned 80 but there's no retirement in sight for the world's most celebrated graphic designer. Best known for that ubiquitous I ♥ NY logo that is about as impossible for a New Yorker to avoid as the subway, Glaser continues to make indelible marks on design, pop culture, and his hometown of New York City. As the new documentary Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight directed by Wendy Keys screens across the country, we took a moment to pluck 14 iconic images from Glaser's archives that we thought epitomized the slogan emblazoned on his office door: "Art is Work."

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