Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser, 1990

American graphic designer Milton Glaser was born on this day, June 26, in 1929. He is most well known for the logo “I Love New York”: I ❤ NY. Among other achievements he also co-founded New York Magazine, and was the first graphic designer to be given the National Medal of the Arts award from President Barack Obama in 2009.

Glaser is one of many subjects who were photographed by Karsh in 1990 and 1991 for his “American Legends” project, among them Ralph Nadar, Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Wolfe, and Gordon Parks. See the others.