2013 marks the twelveth 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 continuing relationship with The Farmers’ Museum, where the Festival started in 1999. 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.
“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 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.
Posters are sold at all Festival concerts.
The Albany Times-Union ran a feature on Milton Glaser’s work for the Festival in 2006: “Moooving pictures: Milton Glaser’s posters strike a high note for Cooperstown classical fest”
Learn more about Milton Glaser and his studio