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Together For The World – New York, United States

One of the greatest artist who designed the “I Love NY” slogan that spreading all around the world in 1976, has recently created the last design for his city, New York and the world called “Together”,  before his passing last Friday as reported in NY Times.

A new promotional "I Love NY" sign sits in the Empire State Plaza for installation in front of the New York state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Milton Glaser, the designer who created the “I (HEART) NY” logo and the famous Bob Dylan poster with psychedelic hair, died Friday, June 26, 2020, his 91st birthday.

“I Love NY” sign sits in the Empire State Plaza for installation in front of The New York state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. – Source: Chicago Tribune (Hans Pennink/AP).

Milton Glaser ,who was an American graphic designer, our emoji teacher, and co-founder of The New York Magazine – has passed away on the age of 91 on June 26, 2020.

Milton Glaser.

Milton Glaser (1929 – 2020). Souce: The New Yorker. Photograph by Axel Dupeux / Redux.

His other famous playful graphic designs includes: Bob Dylan Greatest Hits 1967, NY Magazine Identity, and many others.

 

The ideas behind “Together”: In the last interview with Jeremy Elias in NYTimes a few weeks before his passing, Milton Glaser mentioned that he had been working on a project he hoped to distribute to public school students across the city, and ultimately the country. It was a graphical treatment of the word “Together.”

At the time of his death, Milton Glaser was working on a graphical treatment of the word “Together,” to evoke the idea that during the separation of the pandemic, “we have something in common.”

“Together” by Milton Glaser- 2020, is to evoke the idea that during the separation of the pandemic, “we have something in common”. Image by Milton Glaser, as posted in NY Times.

you watch television now it’s so depressing. This sense of inertia, of not being able to determine your own future, it’s very eroding. All we can do is have this sense that we are not alone. I did that in order for it to be universal in the same way that “I ♥ NY” was. I want this identity to be adapted by others who are not New Yorkers. This is of course a world problem, not a New York problem.”

“If we realize we are all related and we need one another, that would be the best thing that could happen.” – Milton Glaser, 1929 – 2020, the one who lluminates the crux of each work with grace and a timeless mastery of craft.

For more information about Milton Glaser: Website www.miltonglaser.com – Instagram @miltonglaserinc.