Milton Glaser. Dylan. 1966

Milton Glaser

Dylan

1966

Medium
Offset lithograph
Dimensions
33 x 22" (83.8 x 55.8 cm)
Credit
Gift of the designer
Object number
773.1983
Department
Architecture and Design
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After suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in 1966, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was rendered bedridden and rumored to be dead. To generate positive publicity for his forthcoming album, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, CBS records commissioned Milton Glaser to design a special poster to be packaged with the album. Taking inspiration from a Marcel Duchamp self-portrait, Glaser depicted Dylan in profile, his abundant curly hair rendered in saturated colors that stood out in high contrast from the white ground. The energetic design with its swirling streams of color evokes the visual effects of the psychedelic drugs that were gaining popularity amongst members of the counter culture.

Gallery label from 2016

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