Milton Glaser, graphic designer who put the ❤ in New York, dies at 91

Milton Glaser, graphic designer who put the ❤ in New York, dies at 91

Milton Glaser, whose creation of the I ❤ NY logo, as well as hundreds of other projects, helped make him one of the most influential graphic designers of his generation, died at an assisted living facility in Manhattan on June 26, his 91st birthday. …

He drew the original logo, with a heart in place of the word “love,” in the back of a taxi. That drawing, in red crayon on a scrap of paper, is now housed in the Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Glaser received a nominal fee, which he accepted because he expected the campaign to last, at most, a few months. …

He later told the Times that growing up amid that ferment was “like heaven” during the Great Depression. “You had this enormous commitment to the idea of human possibility, that you didn’t have to just accept existing conditions, you could change yourself and change society.”

By Fred A. Bernstein, The Washington Post

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