tirsdag, februar 14, 2006

I (heart) Glaser

Vi er ekstra fornøyde her på kontoret i dag, ettersom vi endelig har tatt mot til oss og gått til anskaffelse av skriftsnittet "Glaser Stencil LT". For de fleste oppegående mennesker er skriftsnittsanskaffelse sannsynligvis noe av det mindre spennende man kan komme på å ta seg til, men slik stiller det seg altså ikke her i huset. Lacktr har vært fan av Glaser lenge, det vil si, Milton Glaser, illustratør og grafisk designer fra New York. Glaser er mannen bak skriften vi nå bruker i logoen øverst på siden. "Glaser Stencil" forveksles gjerne med lignende snitt som "Dirty Ego", "Camp" og "Rafika" (bla bla bla!!) og alskens skriftsnitt som brukes militært. Men dette er altså helt andre boller. Dette er ekte vare! Folk med a) god hukommelse, b) et øye for sånt eller c) lettere autistiske trekk vil også huske skriften fra Lars von Triers "Dogville" og "Manderlay":




Milton Glaser er også mannen bak denne nokså kjente logoen:



Vi slenger inn litt sakset info for dem som øver seg til neste omgang av Trivial Pursuit eller som rett og slett er genuint interesserte:
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Milton Glaser – born 26. 6. 1929 in New York, USA – graphic designer, illustrator, teacher.

Glaser studied (1948–51)at the cooper union art school and (1952–53), as a fulbright scholar, attended the academy of fine arts, bologna, italy under giorgio morandi. From 1954 to 1974 glaser was the founder and president of the ‘push pin’ studio (with semour chwast, reynold ruffins and edward sorel) in new york and from 1955 to 1974 the editor and co-art director of the ‘push pin graphic’ magazine. in an era dominated by swiss rationalism, the push pin style celebrated the eclectic and eccentric design of the passé past while it introduced a distinctly contemporary design vocabulary, with a wide range of work that included record sleeves, books, posters, logos, font design and magazine formats. in 1968, glaser and clay felker founded ‘new york magazine’. glaser was president and design director until 1977 (as well as its ‘underground gourmet’ - writing about good, cheap restaurants in N Y). publication design had become a big interest. since founding milton glaser, inc. in 1974, milton glaser, inc., the work produced at his manhattan studio has encompassed a wide range of design disciplines - print graphics: identity programs for corporate and institutional marketing purposes, logos (among them the ‘I love new york’ logo for the new york state department of commerce, that became the most frequently imitated logo design in human history). he has designed and illustrated more than 300 posters (remember his bob dylan poster for CBS records?); environmental and interior design: exhibitions, interiors and exteriors of restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels,
and other retail and commercial environments. from 1975 to 1977 milton glaser was the design director of ‘village voice’ magazine. in 1983 he founded the company WBMG, a studio dedicated to magazine and newspaper design work, with walter bernard (former art director of ‘time’). since its inception, they have designed more than 50 magazines, newspapers and periodicals around the world : among them ‘la vanguardia’ in barcelona, ‘o globo’ in rio de janeiro, l’espresso in rome ‘the washington post’, ‘money’, the french ‘the nation’, ‘paris match’, ‘l´express’, ‘esquire’, ‘jardin des modes’, and ‘business tokyo’ in japan. from the start of his career, milton glaser has been an active member of both the design and education communities: he taught design at the school of visual arts in new york in one of america’s most respected programs.
milton glaser has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the centre georges pompidou, paris; the lincoln center gallery, new york; the houghton gallery at the cooper union, new york; the AIGA gallery in new york; the philadelphia museum of art,...
his work is included in the permanent collections of many international art museums. smithsonian's cooper-hewitt national design museum has chosen milton glaser to receive the 2004 national design award.

Fonts: Babyfat, Babycurls, Baby Teeth, Houdini, Glaser Stencil.

Publications include: "If Apples had Teeth" (with Shirley Glaser), New York 1960; "Graphic Design", New York 1975; "The Milton Glaser Poster Book", New York 1977.

* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.



Milton Glaser på en god og lur dag.