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The Milton Glaser Poster

milton glaser by jeanne detallanteIn his blog Right Ear Left Montreal-based art director Martin Dupuis explains about his compulsive habit of hunting through record shops for 1967 editions of Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits in hopes of finding the graphic design equivalent of a golden ticket—a Milton Glaser-designed first edition poster, copies of which were included in slipcovers when the album was released.

Next to his I Love NY logo, the poster is one of Glaser’s most famous designs. So Dupuis, who has stumbled upon three of these posters, recently interviewed the 85-year-old design icon about the poster's creation and his views on art and creativity.
As it turns out, Glaser and Dylan never actually worked together on the poster, and though the depiction has risen to a near-iconic stature, the two haven't so much as even discussed it.

The staff of nobodysingsdylanlike.com stumbled upon many "covers" of the original. Enough to gather these together and present them as a whole. Below you'll find some imitations, copies, parodies, spoofs and steals. Enjoy!

Text courtesy: Martin Dupuis

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Images, etc.

Milton Glaser/Dylan Cookie
Steve Howe - Portraits Of Bob Dylan
Dylanesque CD cover
Sigaren uit Kampen
Martin Kalfatovic - Dodo Dylan
Bernie Saunders Fundraiser
Christina - Unintentional
David Bowie - Maia Valenzuela
G. Bender
Maryam Naz - Sport Icons
Aubrey Beardsley x Milton Glaser
Barolo Concert Poster
Birthday Boy Theme
Emily Emerson - Sam
Jürgen Wasser's Garage Door
Loteria cards - Alejandra Salazar
Evan Kraus
Bernie Saunders Fundraiser (preview)
Another Pinterest
Mahalia Jackson
Robert Neumark Jones
Marge Glaser-Simpson
Poster inspired by Milton Glaser - Elodie Costa
Calendar Design
Columbia Poster 1974
To Inform & Delight
Sode no Shirayuki
Blackliight Neon Bob
Milton Glaser Designer Booklet - Jessica Lanchang
Funny Shirts dot org
Bob Nobel Glaser #2
Milton Glaser plays Chopin
Zurban, September 3 2000, France
Bob Dylan And Philosophy
Glaser Exhibition Invitation
Keith Haynes: Bob Dylan a la Milton Glaser
Is Graphic Design Art? - Dissertation Poster
DG magazine cover - Courtney Hurrell
Glaser 80 Años
Seculo Illustrado
Dive Into Spring
South African Airways in-flight magazine Sawubona
McCracken Poster
Danny 999
Bob Dylan
Milton Glaser 1960 Design
Unknown (information needed)
Juliana Deslandes - O Bob Dylan de Milton Glaser
Summer of Stein
Rolling Stone cover, november 2005, Italy
Tad Carpenter - Bob Dylan & His Band
Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Stamp
Stained Glass Glaser
Por Tu Suerte
Pretty On The Outside
Telerama, April 30 2005, France
Life Magazine Cover
Drag Poster - Rachael Baumgartner
The Wiz - 1970 Broadway Poster
Dylan Dad Dylan
CPDF Milton Glaser Event Poster - Brian LaRossa
Nisha by Svagandr
Poor design
Bernie Saunders
You know That I'm No Good
Sidney Poney Club - Mat Faint
Poster in honor of Milton Glaser - Simona Rotella
David McCune Gallery
T-shirt - AIGA
Based on Glaser
Matthew Cencich - Milton Montgomery Burns
Tami Impala - Sabrina O'Neil
Shakey - Neil Young
Afiche de vía pública - Lulaa Corado
Big Apple Film Festival Poster
Book Design - Zehra Nawab
Larry David
Flight of the Conchords
I ♥ MG - Brishen VanderKolk
Dasein Academy (Pink Floyd variations)
Brisbane Writers Festival - Jennifer Scodellaro
Jonathan 7: Kate _ Cosey
Heather JAcket - Milton Glaser: interior spread 1
Dylan Avond Maassluis
DogDylan - Daiane FS
India Amos - No habit
Prince Pop Art psychedlic portrait
Pushpin Studio's
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson - Mo’ Meta Blues
Bob Dylan Block Giant Wall Art Poster
Snoop Dogg
Rock, Paper, Ink
Lincoln Center OTPA poster
Beto Moreira
Gustav Klimt x Milton Glaser
Chad Wickert
Gadfly, US
Bob Dylan In Concerto - Gong 5A/6B (Italy), Mar 1977
Pipi Langstrumpf - Karen Cuthbert
Will Bryant -Lessons I learnt
North Carolina Community College Poster
I Love Beetle - Akshita Chandra
Milton Glaser in El Paso 2 - Nohema Duran
Papier mache sculpture of Dylan in Bob Dylan exhibit in Hibbing town library
Brooke Candy 1 - Madeline Kate Design


More about Milton Glaser and his designs

We can imagine that not everybody has heard of Milton Glaser. Yet almost everybody is familiar with his work - we think. We all know the iconic I NY logo (recently updated to I NY more than ever).
Glaser designed more than 5000 book- and album covers, numerous posters, typefaces and all sorts of printed matter. Just perform a Google image search on the topic and be amazed.
One of the album covers that he designed is "Music from Big Pink", which we have covered in another article.

Marcel Duchamp 1957
Marcel Duchamp 1957 + Kaleidoscope
Sketch 1
Jerry Schatzberg
Sketch 2
Baby Teeth

The idea for the poster didn’t really drop from the sky 'though. It was based on a 1957 silhouette self-portrait by Marcel Duchamp that Duchamp had cut out of paper, combined with a kaleidoscope of psychedelic hair based on "certain forms of Islamic painting.” Glaser combined these two components in his own style.

Two sketches of the design circulate. One of these show Dylan with a harmonica holder. Dylan’s profile was copied from one of Jerry Schatzberg’s pictures.

My client is a Graphic Designer.

retour agence communication dylan ENThe Graphéine Agency has a wonderful website. Being a graphic- and web designer I visit this regularly.

Based on an initial idea of @MarieJulien the agency played the game of imagining customer feedback on mythical posters. The tone is exacerbated, and any resemblance to real and actual feedback is purely coincidental.
Connoisseurs, they're all over the place.

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