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Poster - Dylan


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Glaser, Milton, born 1929 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Temporary Exhibition, room 38

Milton Glaser was born in 1929 and is widely acknowledged as one of America's most distinguished graphic designers. In 1954, he co-founded the Push Pin Studio, a design firm based in New York, with fellow designers Seymour Chwast, Reynolds Ruffins and Edward Sorel. Though Glaser's graphic output has been extremely varied throughout his illustrious career (he later designed the famous 'I Love New York' logo), among his best known work is this silhouette portrait of folk musician and song-writer Bob Dylan. During the psychedelic era of the mid- to late-Sixties, Glaser often relied on punctuating flat, black expanses with smaller areas of bold colour - which he affixed onto his black shapes using coloured films.Glaser frequently drew on his knowledge of art history in his designs; here he based the patterns in Dylan's technicolour hair on the traditional curvilinear forms of Islamic designs.

Physical description

Illustrated portrait of Bob Dylan in profile, in psychedelic colours

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1967 (made)


Glaser, Milton, born 1929 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Descriptive line

"Dylan" Bob Dylan concert poster by Milton Glaser. USA, 1966.


Paper; Printing ink

Subjects depicted

Music; Concerts


Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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