Paying homage to a graphic design icon, Milton Glaser. The artist attended the High School of Music & Art and Cooper Union in New York City. In 1954 he co-founded Push Pin Studios whose works became the guiding reference in the world of graphic design. He left Push Pin in 1975 and established his own firm, Milton Glaser, Inc. No doubt you have seen his iconic designs, “I Love New York” logo, Bob Dylan Poster and the typeface, Glaser Stencil. His work is in the permanent collection of several museums and in 2009 received the National Medal of Arts.
You can view more of his work here on his website.
Images: Courtesy of Milton Glaser Studio.
Admiring the minimalist art of freelance graphic designer and illustrator Levente Szabo. The Hungarian designer is know for his spartan approach to design using basic linear shapes and solid colors. On Talking with the Pros he says this about how his job as an illustrator influences his life:
“I like the term ‘design is a way of thinking’.”
“And I know it’s a cliché, but you can constantly learn from your surroundings: are you traveling with a bus? Look at the passengers – how does an ear look like from behind? Are you sitting in a loud pub? What are the people talking about based on their body language? Are you just walking the dog? Look up and enjoy the rarely seen details of the buildings! There are interesting details everywhere and the more you know, the more tools you’ll have when you sit down drawing.”
You can follow the artist on his website, Behance and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Levente Szabo.