I Heart Milton Glaser

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Here’s a special treat for Valentine’s Day. The BBC has just released a 30-minute radio documentary entitled I Heart Milton Glaser. The program includes audio snippets of Glaser as well as his contemporaries as they discuss the history and impact of the now iconic I ♥ NY design.

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milton glaser

Milton Glaser
1976. Ink and tape on paper envelope, 2 7/8 x 3 5/8″ (7.3 x 9.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Also worth viewing:
Handbook of Pictorial Symbols
Stefan Kanchev: Logo Designer
American Trademark Designs

Related Books & DVDs:
Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight
Milton Glaser: Art is Work
Milton Glaser: Graphic Design

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Thanks for posting this – I would definitely have missed this one otherwise!

And apart from anything else, he did not want or accept any payment or rights to this design .. it was a service to new York. It was also pointed out that this was the beginning of the trajectory that has led to emoticons… not sure how I feel about that!

Gilly Rochester |

Found design |

I love Milton Glaser. He was the first Graphic Designer I was ever exposed to in detail. I was assigned to do a research paper on Glaser in my first Advertising design course. Ever since, I have admired his work. Will definitely try to check out the BBC program soon. As always thanks for the post!

If you are in Southern California come see Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight at The Loft @ UCSD on February 23rd, 7:00 p.m. http://twitpic.com/405fw8

I’d like to know why people can’t say “love” instead of “heart” when reading a heart symbol. The heart symbol signifies love and was known as that up until a decade ago, when for some strange reason people have been calling “heart”. It just makes more sense to say “love” when reading “I love New York”. I”ve read old articles from the 1970′s about Glaser and he would say “I love New York”, but never heard him say “I heart New York”.

Paul Balcaen |

Found design |

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