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Look Here: Two plays by Shakespeare with cover art by Milton Glaser

I only have two battered volumes of the Signet Classic Shakespeare Series of paperbacks with cover art in pen and ink and wash by Milton Glaser in my book collection, but they are definitely worth scanning for display here, so… voilà!

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BONUS CONNECTION:

If Glaser’s drawing for the cover of The Tempest looks vaguely familiar to you, it might be because you’ve seen Glaser’s famous psychedelic poster of Bob Dylan, created for the release of Dylan’s 1967 “Greatest Hits” album…

Keywords: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, William Shakespeare, Milton Glaser.

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Look Here: Three classics with cover art by Milton Glaser

More cover scans, from the library of yours truly:

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Keywords: Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy, Jonathan Wild by Henry Fielding.


BONUS IMAGE:

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Look Here: Two 1960s paperbacks with cover art by birthday-boy Milton Glaser

Today, legendary graphic designer and illustrator Milton Glaser (b. 26 June 1929, New York City) celebrates his 84th birthday, so I dived into my stacks of old paperbacks, and this is what I came up with:

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“There is no security in the world, or in life. I don’t mind living with some ambiguity and realizing that eventually, everything changes.”
— Milton Glaser, in conversation with Debbie Millman,
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer (2007)



“The story of how I decided to become an artist is this: When I was a very little boy, a cousin of mine came to my house with a paper bag. He asked me if I wanted to see a bird. I thought he had a bird in the bag. He stuck his hand in the bag, and I realized that he had drawn a bird on the side of a bag with a pencil. I was astonished! I perceived this as being miraculous. At that moment, I decided that was what I was going to do with my life. Create miracles.”
— Milton Glaser, in conversation with Debbie Millman,
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer (2007)


Keywords: Pierre or, The Ambiguities by Herman Melville, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Milton Glaser.