Saturday, June 18, 2022


Milton Glaser had guts.  Here is his unconventional drawing of Count Basie.


On this blog we've seen many imaginative pictures of a pianist sitting at a keyboard.

Peter Max

Joe Ciardiello

Nick Galifianakis

Bernie Fuchs

Some are clever, some are colorful, some are funny, some are sensitive. Each is excellent in its own way; but only Glaser had the audacity to turn the piano over to achieve this bold, flat design.  It takes a lot of design muscle to lift a piano.   

I love this immense paw, laid down wet.

Glaser was first and foremost a designer, and over a long, long career he kept flipping pianos upside down.  Gotta admire that.