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Where Milton Glaser looks for inspiration

There seems to be a lot of list-making in the air. There are Phaidon’s recent Top 100 books. Art Basel in Switzerland is going on right now, a veritable who’s who and who’s best in the art world. After Cannes a month back we had the Tony Awards which announced Scarlett Johansson as a new best in theatre. Soccer teams are duking it out in the World Cup to see who’s best, at Le Mans last weekend we saw who raced the best, fastest and longest and this past Sunday we saw another feat at Wimbledon. The competitions for top rank abound, and let’s not forget design. In a recent interview with Print Magazine, Milton Glaser, designer and founder of New York Magazine, gave his own list of designers who have inspired his work over the course of his long career. It’s a good list, but alas, no pictures! To amend a case of better seen than heard I offer here a visual list of Milton’s Top 5. If you’re in need of a bit of midweek inspiration, click forth!

1. Herbert Bayer

2. George Salter

3. Lester Beall

4. Paul Rand

5. Joseph Baum

Glaser designed the Rainbow Room for client Joseph Baum.