Cross-hatch

May 9th, 2012 by Beth Kleber

Milton Glaser Collection Box 61 Folder 8. Sports Illustrated mechanical, 1961.

Milton Glaser did these drawings for a 1961 issue of Sports Illustrated on beaches. It’s a lovely example of Glaser’s long-time interest in cross-hatching (scroll down here for his cross-hatched mourning dog for Olivetti), which he has attributed to Morandi’s etchings. The three pieces of original art are especially compelling for their evidence of Glaser’s hand; you can almost imagine he completed these just now, as you were watching.

Milton Glaser Collection Box 61 Folder 8. Sports Illustrated original art, 1961.

Milton Glaser Collection Box 61 Folder 8. Sports Illustrated original art, 1961.

Milton Glaser Collection Box 61 Folder 8. Sports Illustrated original art, 1961.

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A treasure trove of art and graphics from The Milton Glaser Design Archives. Rare, unseen printed work, original art, and drafts for design and illustration by Glaser, Heinz Edelmann, Seymour Chwast, George Tscherny, James McMullan, and others. For even more design ephemera and art from the School of Visual Arts, see also http://containerlist.glaserarchives.org.

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