Big Think: Milton Glaser on art and New York

“What is Art, and What is Not?”

Celebrated American graphic designer Milton Glaser has spent much of his career straddling the line between fine art and commercial design; his ubiquitous “I Love New York” logo is the perfect example of a commercial image that, to many, rose to the level of great art. Glaser gives BigThink.com the insights of an artist who has found the key to distinguishing between what is art and what isn’t.





"I Love New York”: From Contract Job to International Icon

While many artists become annoyed by or even disown their most iconic works, Milton Glaser has nothing but appreciation for the success of his “I Love New York” image—even though he doesn’t own the copyright. He reflects upon the image’s success for BigThink.com.

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