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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.

Nation, The, May 2006, USA
Unknown (information needed)
Dylan Pech
Live Music
Heather Jacket - Everyone's A Critic
Glaser 80 Años
Keith Haynes: Bob Dylan a la Milton Glaser
Dive Into Spring
India Amos - No habit
Another Pinterest
And In The End
Milton Glaser in El Paseo - Denisse Limas
Milton Glaser in El Paso 2 - Nohema Duran
Barolo Concert Poster
Milton Glaser Directness
7Up UnCola
Gustav Klimt x Milton Glaser
The Crafted Pixel
Jonathan 7: Kate _ Cosey
Bob Dylan
Flight of the Conchords
Calendar Design 2
DG magazine cover - Courtney Hurrell
Milton Glaser Bio
Telerama, April 30 2005, France
Hot Flash Havoc
Glaser Exhibition Invitation
Dylan Betz Design
I Love Beetle - Akshita Chandra
Milton Glaser Cigarette Case
Brighton Festival Poster
Columbia Poster 1974
Calendar Design
Por Tu Suerte
Robert Neumark Jones
Milton Glaser-Dylan-Napoleon Phoebus Palast
Pedro Suarez Vertiz
Jürgen Wasser's Garage Door
Bob Dylan In Concerto - Gong 5A/6B (Italy), Mar 1977
Queen Logo (stock)
Milton Glaser T-Shirt
Where Am I Going With Design
Zurban, September 3 2000, France
Bernie Saunders Fundraiser (preview)
iPhone cover - Camila Marinho
Glaser Smart Phone Case
Lou Yanez's Guitar Art
Milton Glaser plays Chopin
Life Magazine Cover
The Matisyahu Poster - Gillian Drier
Birthday Boy Theme
MoMA Poster, Milton Glaser style - Heidi Davis
Larry David
Prince Pop Art psychedlic portrait
Poor design
Christina - Unintentional
Golden Roads Woodworks
Supposed to be draft version
Ringo Starr Wars
Joe the Savage - Very Same Dream
Dylan Dad Dylan
Danny 999
Matthew Cencich - Milton Montgomery Burns
Coca Cola Inspiration poster - Jimmy Mercado
Gadfly, US
Sode no Shirayuki
Milton Glaser/Dylan Cookie
Design History Book - Katherine Lee
Bernie Saunders Fundraiser
Donald Trump
Blackliight Neon Bob
AAF NEPA Paints a 4ft. Peach for a Good Cause.
Tad Carpenter - Bob Dylan & His Band
Pastiche Myself - Gulsah Cevikkalp
Galerija Suvremene
Maryam Naz - Sport Icons
Snoop Dogg
Dylanesque CD cover
Carla Rhodes
Happy Belated Birthday, Klaus - Not a photographer
North Carolina Community College Poster
Nisha by Svagandr
To Inform & Delight
Bob Dylan And Philosophy
G. Bender
Where Am I Going With Design - Tiago Esteves
CPDF Milton Glaser Event Poster - Brian LaRossa
CT Glaser
Resting place at Festival - Annemiek Hospers
Pretty On The Outside
Columbia poster
Mahalia Jackson
Lotus Glaser
McCracken Poster
Brisbane Writers Festival - Jennifer Scodellaro
Sidney Poney Club - Mat Faint
Libera tus pensamientos - Marivi Alcala
Stained Glass Glaser
Bob Nobel Glaser
A man of design - Grace Shore
Hilary Clinton Campaign Button
Evan Kraus
Book Cover redesign project - Christopher Peters
The Wiz - 1970 Broadway Poster
Drag Poster - Rachael Baumgartner
John Lennon
Will Bryant -Lessons I learnt
I ♥ MG - Brishen VanderKolk
Steve Howe - Portraits Of Bob Dylan
Bernie Saunders


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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