August 28, 2009
Probably the country's best-known graphic designer, Milton Glaser conceived the look of New York Magazine in 1968, made the I Love NY logo and created other images that have become part of our culture. For almost 50 years, he has been affiliated with New York's School of Visual Arts, teaching there and creating images -- lots of them -- for the art school.
"Milton Glaserís SVA: A Legacy of Graphic Design," opening Monday, presents the nearly 100 works he has done for the college. The exhibition will include posters advertising the school to subway riders, calling attention to world poverty and raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur, as well as preparatory sketches never previously displayed to the public and pieces such as the announcement for the course Glaser taught in 1963 with the late art director Henry Wolf. Now 80, Glaser has created a new poster, inspired by his efforts in textile design, for this exhibition.
The exhibition open Aug. 31 and runs though Sept. 26 at the Visual Arts Gallery at 601 W. 26 St. There will be an opening reception Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, including hours, go to the gallery's web site.