Vote For Milton Glaser!
As a graphic designer, artist, and influencer of culture, Milton Glaser has nothing left to prove. At 86 years of age, he can look back on an incredibly prolific career and an inventive and elemental body of work. From his iconic I Heart NY logo through countless now-familiar posters, album packages and corporate identities, Glaser is one of the true icons of American graphic design.
A big believer in the role of great design in making the world a better place, Glaser’s work has always put social considerations ahead of the commercial. No surprise then that he jumped at the chance to contribute when the AIGA put out the call for ideas for a 2016 get-out-the-vote poster. True to form, Glaser simultaneously created a great design and made an important statement with his “To Vote Is To Exist” poster.
“It’s not enough to say, ‘go vote,'” Glaser says. “You have to justify that. You have to tell people why they should vote. And for me, if you don’t vote, you’re essentially invisible, and you don’t affect the structure of your own life, or anyone else’s for that matter.”