Milton Glaser, an American designer, was born in New York City on June 26, 1929. In 1952, the award of a Fulbright Scholarship allowed Glaser to study with the painter Giorgio Morandi in Bologna and he became a spokesman for the ethical practice of design. Glasers list of accomplishments include the founding of Pushpin Studios in 1954, becoming co-founder of New York magazine in 1968, establishing Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974 and, in 1983, teaming with Walter Bernard to form the publication design firm WBMG.
Glasers work garnered him one man shows at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and several of his pieces reside in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Glaser was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States. As a renowned graphic and architectural designer, his works range from iconic logos to the complete graphic and decorative program for restaurants in the World Trade Center. Throughout his career, Glaser has been a prolific designer of posters and prints and has become one of the most celebrated graphic designers in the U.S. Glaser has received Lifetime Achievement awards from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Fulbright Association.