We Love Tampa Meets I Love NY At Tampa Art Institute

Tampa Bay is home to people originally from all across the world. So it's no surprise to see individuals paying homage to other cities, and simultaneously, proudly embracing the Tampa Bay region as home.

One such city that many people here love is the Big Apple, concrete jungle, Gotham City.

Milton Glaser, creator of the iconic I Love NY logo will be part of a live video conference interview at the Art Institute of Tampa on Thursday, July 29, at 5pm.

In addition to the video conference, the "One-on-One with Milton Glaser" event, the film "To Inform & Delight," an independent piece about the designer will be shown, plus a gallery reception of his prints will be on display at the Art Institute. Glaser donated 35 of his prints to the Art Institute of Tampa's permanent collection, which will be on display in their gallery from July 1-Sept. 11, 2010.

An iconic figure in the graphic design industry, Glaser is best known for the I Love New York logo, his Bob Dylan poster, "DC bullet" logo used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005, and the Brooklyn Brewery logo. Glaser co-founded Pushpin Studios in 1954, New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968, established Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974, and formed the publication design firm, WBMG, with Walter Bernard in 1983.

"We are thrilled that The Art Institute of Tampa decided to host an exhibition of Milton's prints. The prints were donated to The Art Institute, with the hope that the exhibition and subsequent donation serves as inspiration for the students and the community," says Scarlett Rigby, studio manager of Milton Glaser, Inc.

The event is free to the public and begins at 5 pm. Appetizers and beverages will be served. For more information, e-mail: lcampos@aii.edu

Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Source: Lesley Campbell, Art Institute of Tampa; Scarlett Rigby, Milton Glaser Inc.
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