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“Dylan” poster

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 21st, 2016. Artwork published in .
    “Dylan” poster
    Source: https://rightearleft.wordpress.com Martin Dupuis. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Milton Glaser’s iconic poster was commissioned by Columbia Records and included in each copy of the Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits album released in 1967.

    While the silhouette in profile was inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s 1957 self-portrait, the colors and shapes were influenced by the Art Nouveau period. [Smithsonian] The letterforms are from Baby Teeth, designed by Glaser in 1964, taking his cue from a painted sign for a tailor in Mexico City.

    I said if I have to use the word Dylan I’ll use this typeface largely because there wasn’t anything that looked quite like that around and I wanted to make the word itself look peculiar.

    Read more about this iconic piece of 1960s American graphic design in “Designing Dylan”, an in-depth interview with Milton Glaser conducted by Martin Dupuis.

    An authorized reproduction of the poster is available from Milton Glaser’s website.

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