Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser with Anne Quito, "Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making Magazines"

Dec 3, 2019; 6:30 - 8:30pm
Black and white photo of Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser at work
Credit: Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser in the "New York" magazine office, circa 1972. Photo by Cosmos Sarchiapone.

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For more than 50 years, Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser have revolutionized the look of magazine journalism. In Mag Men, Bernard and Glaser recount their storied careers, offering insiders’ perspectives on some of the most iconic design work of the 20th century. In this talk presented by MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism, they look back at some of their most important and compelling projects, from the creation of New York magazine to redesigns of such publications as TimeFortuneParis Match and The Nation, explaining how their designs complemented a story and shaped the visual identity of a magazine. Their talk will be moderated by the book's writer/editor and program alumnus Anne QuitoRSVP here.


Walter Bernard has been the designer and art director of many of the best-known magazines and newspapers in the United States, including TimeFortune and The Atlantic. He co-produced the documentary Portraits of a Lady (2008). In 2013, he received the Henry R. Luce Lifetime Achievement award for his work at Time Inc.


Milton Glaser is one of the most important graphic designers of the 20th century, responsible for many iconic designs, including the “I ♥ New York” logo. In 2009, president Barack Obama awarded Glaser the National Medal of Arts; he was the first graphic designer to receive the honor. He has written several books, including Milton Glaser: Graphic Design (1973), Art is Work (2008), Drawing Is Thinking (2008), and In Search of the Miraculous: Or, One Thing Leads to Another (2012).


Anne Quito is a journalist and design critic based in New York City. A staff reporter at Quartz, her coverage underscores the design angle of politics and business news. She is the inaugural recipient of the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary. Anne graduated from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in Visual Culture in 2009 and is an alumnus of the School of Visual Arts Design Criticism MFA where she wrote a thesis on the nation branding of the world's newest nation, South Sudan. She is the writer and editor of Mag Men.


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