Post a best poster design and explain what and why is great about. Here are some of Milton Glaser’s posters. Research about him and his poster design world might be a first step.


~ by cyunsun on April 24, 2008.

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  1. Van Gogh 100 Years
    This poster celebrating a Van Gogh anniversary cross references a work by another famous Belgian artist, Magritte. The joke depends on the viewers knowledge of the Magritte painting but my presumption was that art lovers would understand the reference.

    What I Liked about it?
    1-the artist use famous element of Van Gogh indicating his artistic identity.

    2-the color that he used was inspired by Van Gogh art piece.

    3- the colors also indicates celebration.

    About the designer:


    Milton Glaser
    in brief
    Milton Glaser (b.1929) is among the most celebrated graphic designer in the United States. He has had the distinction of one-man-shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. In 2004 he was selected for the lifetime achievement award of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter, Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, and is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He opened Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and continues to produce an astounding amount of work in many fields of design to this day.

    Milton Glaser
    medium version

    To many, Milton Glaser is the embodiment of American graphic design during the latter half of this century. His presence and impact on the profession internationally is formidable. Immensely creative and articulate, he is a modern renaissance man — one of a rare breed of intellectual designer-illustrators, who brings a depth of understanding and conceptual thinking, combined with a diverse richness of visual language, to his highly inventive and individualistic work. *


    I also like :
    Carnivore Kingdom
    A design that plays with the idea of negative and positive space, dealing with a leopard that is represented three times, in positive, in negative and with an enlarged detail of the head. More complex than my usual posters.


    Monet at Giverny
    This poster is based on a print I did of Monet that was later selected by the museum in Giverny for sale in their shop. There is a bit of intended ambiguity in the poster. Is Monet holding a palette or are we looking at water lilies?

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