Friday 3 July 2020

Milton Glaser RIP

I missed the news of Milton Glaser's death, a couple of weeks ago on his 91st birthday. A brilliant graphic designer, he was lucky enough to study under Giorgio Morandi in Bologna when he was a young Fulbright scholar. There's a tribute to him here, featuring some of his best-known images. For myself, I loved his covers for the Signet Classics Shakespeare, and I still have several of them on my shelves, even though the contents are now very nearly beyond use. Here are a couple of his Shakespeare designs...


  1. my favourite cover for his shakespeare's signet is Julius Caesar. Perfect, isn't it ?

  2. Yes, perfect – and I have it too. Glaser learnt a lot from Aubrey Beardsley, I think...