Twitter loves Milton Glaser: the highlights
“The inspiration for my Babyteeth type face came from this sign I photographed in Mexico City. It’s an advertisement for a tailor” writes Milton Glaser in his first monograph, Milton Glaser Graphic Design.
“The E was drawn as only someone unfamiliar with the alphabet could have conceived. Yet it is completely legible. I tried to invent the rest of the alphabet consistent with this model” he adds.
In the same book the late Milton Glaser warns his audience that he is “not a type designer” with his fonts being the mere product of graphic ideas applied to letterforms notes The Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives.
The latest Font Sunday by Design Museum provided even more insights on Glaser’s stunning portfolio. A tribute to the master of graphic design who passed away on his 91st birthday, the 26th of June, in Manhattan this week’s Font Sunday filled the Twitter with lots of <3 for Glaser’s wit and design wisdom.
Following are some highlights.
Today's #FontSunday is special. As a tribute to the life and career of America's most celebrated graphic designer, #MiltonGlaser, send in your favourite examples of his work from noon.— Design Museum (@DesignMuseum) July 5, 2020
Image | I (Heart) NY concept sketch by Milton Glaser, 1976. Part of MoMA, NY collection. pic.twitter.com/7x5GtqQJel
“No no no, that is not my movie.” - Michaelangelo Antonioni on Milton Glaser's exploratory comps for his film Zabriskie Point | Final Special Poster by Glaser, 1970 #FontSunday pic.twitter.com/X4e1qEDBIM— Brandon Schaefer (@seekandspeak) July 5, 2020
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