2016 marks the 15th year that Milton Glaser designed a poster for the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. All of the posters revolve around the theme of a cow with a violin, a nod to Cooperstown’s rural setting, and the Festival’s start at The Farmers’ Museum. The Festival is honored that Milton Glaser continues to offer his unique and varied talents to give us a visual legacy as well as a musical legacy.
“Not only do they do interesting concerts, they have great posters” -Performance Today Host Fred Child
Posters, which are 24″ x 36″, may be purchased at Festival concerts or by mail. Purchase inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York Times video “Studio Visit: Milton Glaser” shows the iconic designer working on the 2015 Cooperstown Summer Music Festival poster.
“I love the idea of doing things that encourage cultural events,” says Glaser of his work for the Festival. “It’s continuing a thematic idea I’ve been working on for 20 or 30 years.”
When asked what he’d like people to think when they see his posters, he replied succinctly, “I’d like them to buy tickets.”
Mr. Glaser, an internationally celebrated graphic designer, has created iconic logos for corporations and cultural institutions, including the I♥NY logo. His works are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2010, Mr. Glaser received the National Medal of Arts.
The Albany Times-Union ran a feature on Milton Glaser’s work for the Festival: “Moooving pictures: Milton Glaser’s posters strike a high note for Cooperstown classical fest”
Learn more about Milton Glaser and his studio