Milton Glaser is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. He has had the distinction of one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Georges Pompidou Center. In 2009, he was the first graphic designer to be awarded the National Medal of Arts. He was selected for lifetime achievement awards from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in 2004 and the Fulbright Association in 2011.
As a Fulbright scholar, Glaser studied with the painter Giorgio Morandi in Bologna and is an articulate spokesman for the ethical practice of design. He cofounded the revolutionary Push Pin Studios in 1954 and New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968. In 1974, he opened Milton Glaser Inc. where he continues to produce a prolific amount of work in many fields of design.