On 22 January 1967, Simon & Garfunkel performed at Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. For the poster, Milton Glaser put both musicians literally on a pedestal, and gave their iconic silhouettes the same three-dimensional treatment as he used for the characters in his (Glaser) Baby Fat — illustration follows typeface, for an inimitable graphic gesamtkunstwerk. In his 1973 monograph, Glaser confirms that the typeface came first: “The letterforms of Babyfat […] led to the illustrative representation of the performers; usually the sequence is the reverse.”
Original copies of the poster go on eBay for a couple hundred dollars. The music can be had for less: A recording of the concert was released in 2002 as Live from New York City, 1967. Baby Fat is not available in digital form, but there is Buxom, an adaptation of the Black style, made by Fotostar/Facsimile Fonts in c.1970, and Keepon Truckin NF, a revival made by Nick Curtis in 2007. URW’s digital version of Buxom comes closest to the Outline style that is used here.