I may be one of the few people on earth who did not know who Milton Glaser is…I was recently checking out a sale dedicated to his prints, etc on Fab.com when I decided to dig a little deeper. I googled him and came upon his website, which is where I learned that he established his design company in NYC in 1974 (the year I was born). This man has been designing for 37 years!
Looking at his company’s work, I realized that I have seen his work in my everyday
world without realizing it was him. Being a novice/occasional knitter, I’ve bought the Lion Brand Yarn for which Glaser’s company has designed the label. I remember noticing when they changed the design thinking how much better it looked. Here is some more of his work….
Design is everywhere…book covers, albums, magazines, print ads, bags, packaging, toys, beer bottle, T-shirts. It draws us into things. You pick up that book because of the cover, you want to listen to that unfamiliar band because of the album art, you buy that eyeshadow palette you don’t need because it’s pretty. It is the art of the everyday world.