Date(s) - September 16, 2021 - October 15, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
International Invitational Exhibition in Homage for Milton Glaser
BICeBé’s International Poster Design Council CIDC in collaboration with Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition CIIPE, the Golden Bee, the National Design Biennial UBA – Argentina and the International Poster Festival of the University of Buenos Aires UBA, as co-organizers among Diseñadores Gráficos Bolivia and the Aurea Foundation for the Visual Arts and Design are honored to present an homage to Milton Glaser, where they invited their founding members, referents and designer friends from around the world to share their graphic tribute to master Glaser.
«The good is the enemy of the great» said master Milton Glaser and with this, he defined a life of inexhaustible and inspiring visual and intellectual production that today is a legacy for us as visual creators. Glaser transcended in life with his legacy and with his departure, he has awakened in all of us a yearning for the permanent search to generate -if only- a little of the symbolic charge of his designs.
What is certain is that this tribute doesn’t only respond to the will to make one, but to represent in a visual record, the memory of the man, the teacher, the illustrator, the typographer, and the designer; in the same way that he -more than once- taught us the way to reconnect and make the passes with our creative search and profession. Thank you very much for allowing us to write this memoir and to be part of this tribute.
Susana Machicao | Bolivia
Biennial Director of the Bolivia BICeBé Poster
Founder member. CIDC International Poster Design Committee
For Milton Glaser:
It is what’s inside you that counts. Whatever it was that was inside Milton Glaser throughout his prolific creative life was a gift to everyone, and he found so many ways to share it. Generations of aspiring young designers around the world studied his work and wondered, “How does he come up with this stuff?” Most of us never stopped wondering. We now move along in our own creative journeys, developing our visions and voices. We look for fresh ways to look ahead and to look around. We sometimes find ourselves looking over his shoulder, smiling.
He was a naturally insightful educator. It comes with the territory. Among his mentoring skills was his value as a clear-voiced advisor. His advice to graduating design students looking for wisdom from the mountaintop once went something like “. . . just don’t look more exciting than your work.” Direct and meaningful. Put another way, it’s not about you, it’s about what you do, with what’s inside you. Cheers to the life of Milton Glaser!
John Gravdahl | United States of America
Co-Director/Curator Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE)
Colorado State University
Founder Member. International Poster Design Committee CIDC. BICeBé