Cooper-Hewitt: Chip Kidd + Milton Glaser

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chip Kidd, National Design Award winner in 2007 for Communications Design, speaks with Milton Glaser, National Design Award winner in 2004 for Lifetime Achievement, on work, ideas, and loving New York.

Writer and graphic designer Chip Kidd has been designing book jackets for Alfred A. Knopf since 1986. His innovative work, recognized by international awards, has helped spark a revolution in the art of American book packaging. Kidd has written about graphic design and popular culture and is an editor of comic books for Pantheon, a Knopf subsidiary. Milton Glaser has been one of the most pivotal figures in contemporary graphic design and illustration. Glasers career spans more than fifty years and includes logos, ads, posters, portraits, and identities for newspapers, magazines, books, exhibitions, grocery stores, and restaurants. In 1954, he co-founded Push Pin Studios and in 1968, he co-founded New York Magazine, which became the prototype for city magazines and service journalism across the country. His other iconic works include the album cover for Bob Dylans Greatest Hits, and the world-famous I Love NY logo (which, after September 11th, was transformed into I Love NY More Than Ever).

Both designers work is included in Design USA: Contemporary Innovation, on view through April 4, 2010. The exhibition will be open before the program from 5:30 6:30pm. $15 / $10 students, seniors and CHNDM members