It was a wonderful story, and something I will always remember about the man.
EDIT: gave up trying to use the right heart character.
EDIT: better grammar.
It stands out like dog balls.
In a good way. I’m Australian and it’s quite emotive seeing that.
Well done, it’s really beautiful.
I was thinking of the symbols that predates emoji, like the white heart suit from the early 90s
Personally I think colored emoji are a mistake.
"I heart something" is so awkward it's like you have to deliberately ignore the obvious reading ("I love") and choose "I heart", maybe to be playful. Meanwhile, "I love something" is as old as English. I saw the logo when I was a child and immediately read it as "I love New York".
If it sounds like I'm criticizing you, it's more that I am deeply curious! I feel in the minority, because I hear people pronounce it "heart" more often than "love".
Then you remember from school that both the colour red and the heart symbol mean love, and you desperately want a verb in there.
It always amazes me how incredibly timeless are his logos. You could launch any brand with that logo tomorrow and it wouldn’t look out of place.
He also did some great satirical pieces.
Whenever I think of New York I see the New York Magazine logo in my minds eye.
After reading the full title I have to say, this is the most appropriate use of a non-baseplane unicode character - or whatever characters like this are called - I can imagine.
”In fact, the only thing Mr. Glaser regrets is that, after the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001, he designed a “I NY More Than Ever” logo as a patriotic symbol.
The Pataki administration threatened to (but did not) sue him for trademark infringement. “The stupidity!” Mr. Glaser sputtered. “It saddened me.””
> Fundamentally I teach because it makes me feel good.
> Its helped me certainly clarify my own objectives. There is nothing more exciting than seeing someone whose life has been affected by, in a positive way, by something you’ve said. There is nothing more exciting to see somebody change from a, a sort of condition of inertness or inattentiveness into a mind that beings to inquire about meaning. I think if you don’t do something to project into the future that way, the possibility for total self-absorption and narcissism becomes very much greater.
> My idea about graphic designers and social commentary is that that is part of the practice. I’ve always believed that because you have access to people’s minds and you communicate to people, that there is a corresponding responsibility, the responsibility of being a good citizen, and also recognizing that if you have the ability to transfer ideas from one point to another, that those should be ideas that cause no harm.
— Milton Glaser
Goodbye, Milton :(
Glaser came out of the same explosion of NY commercial creativity in the 60's and has a certain style that has endured and is successfully timeless, which is quite uncommon in the design world where styles go in and out of fashion.
If anyone else has similar pages they like and would share, I'd love to see more!
The number of souvenirs and clothing sold with this should probably be in hundreds of millions, at the very least.
Q: who is the best artist?
Q: Who is the best graphic designer?
A: Milton Glazier!
Many young art teachers have never heard of MG, yet worship designers who have clearly been influenced by him.
I find this almost impossible to believe. MG is like the VERY first graphic designer you're introduced to in Art School. Any art school.
Also, wherever they come from, young people nowadays tend to jump straight into Pinterest, Deviant Art etc. These collections are not curated, and are, to them, little more that images without context. They may have seen MG's work in this manner, but would be unlikely to know his name.
This is very different to when I was at school. Browsing a library is a very different experience to browsing the web.
NY does NOT (heart) you