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Exhibition

Posters by Milton Glaser from the Collection of MAA

10 - 31 May 2017

Opening ceremony: Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 7 PM

Curator of the exhibition: Slobodan Jovanović

Organizer: Museum of Applied Art

About exhibition

A concert by the American Dixieland orchestra the Wings of Dixie and the Belgrade Chamber Choir, in the park in front of the Museum of Applied Art, on Wednesday 10 May, at 6 PM, will open two exhibitions of posters: Serbia, War and Poster 1914–1918 and Posters by Milton Glaser from the Collection of the Museum of Applied Art.

The exhibition Posters by Milton Glaser from the Collection of the Museum of Applied Art includes 25 posters received my MAA early in 2017 from New York as a personal gift from the famous American graphic designer Milton Glaser. The posters were designed between 1966 and 2016 and all of them were selected and signed by the author. At a special ceremony, they were delivered to the Museum by Mirko Ilić, a world famous designer and a slose friend of Milton Glaser.

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser (1929), a renowned American designer, one of the founders of the graphic design studio Push Pin (1954) and the New York Magazine (1968). He is also famous as the designer of New York logo, I Love NY (1976). The items donated to the Museum also include the poster for the travelling exhibition The Push Pin Style – American Graphic Design, held at MAA in 1971. Along with this poster, Glaser also donated a promotional poster for the New York Magazine from 1967. After the terrorist attacks in 2001, Glaser designed a poster with the inscription "I Love NY" and the additional text "More Than Ever". He has been the only graphic designer to be awarded he National Medal of Arts (2009).

Mirko Ilić

Mirko Ilić is a graphic designer and a comic strip artist; he has been living and working in New York for several decades. He was the comics editor in Polet, the founder of the The New Square (Novi kvadrat) art group, an illustrator and a designer. Since 1986, he has been living in the United States, where he has his own graphic design studio. He teaches illustration at the School of Visual Arts, while maintaining strong links with Belgrade, as evidenced by this initiative. Ilić donated to the Museum of Applied Art Glaser’s iconic poster of the hippie generation – Dylan, enclosed inside the sleeve of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits album released in 1967.

Photographs of the posters
Dylan, 1966
Dylan
1966
Masquerade at Sea, 1967
Masquerade at Sea
1967
New York Is About New York, 1967
New York Is About New York
1967
Poppy Gives Thanks, 1969
Poppy Gives Thanks
1969
The Push Pin Style – American Graphic Design, 1971
The Push Pin Style – American Graphic Design
1971
Hugh Masekela, 1972
Hugh Masekela
1972
The Lovin’ Spoonful at Lincoln Center Philharmonic Hall, 1972
The Lovin’ Spoonful at Lincoln Center Philharmonic Hall
1972
Temple University Music Festival, 1975
Temple University Music Festival
1975
Milton Glaser Exhibiton, 1976
Milton Glaser Exhibiton
1976
Having a talent isn’t worth much unless you know what to do with it, 1977
Having a talent isn’t worth much unless you know what to do with it
1977
Sony Tape. Full Color Sound, 1979
Sony Tape. Full Color Sound
1979
Great Illustrators of Our Time, 1982
Great Illustrators of Our Time
1982
Mostly Mozart Festival, 1983
Mostly Mozart Festival
1983
The Joy of Reading, 1986
The Joy of Reading
1986
Law, Equality, Liberty, Justice, 1987
Law, Equality, Liberty, Justice
1987
Juilliard, 1988
Juilliard
1988
Van Gogh – 100 Years, 1989
Van Gogh – 100 Years
1989
Lustrare Gallery, 1990
Lustrare Gallery
1990
I Love NY More Than Ever, 2001
I Love NY More Than Ever
2001
Column with Rings, 2004 (orig. XIV Olympic Games, Sarajevo 1984 Yugoslavia, 1983)
Column with Rings
2004 (orig. XIV Olympic Games, Sarajevo 1984 Yugoslavia, 1983)
Looking Is Not Seeing, 2009
Looking Is Not Seeing
2009
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 15th Season, 2013
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 15th Season
2013
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 16th Season, 2014
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 16th Season
2014
AIGA – 1 Hundred, 2014
AIGA – 1 Hundred
2014
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 18th Season, 2016
Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 18th Season
2016

Author of the photographs: Veselin Milunović