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“Bob Dylan” Poster

Designed by Milton Glaser, American, born 1929

Designed 1966

Offset lithograph from an ink drawing with a Cello-Tak overlay

Image: 32 5/8 x 22 inches (82.9 x 55.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Collab: The Group for Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2002

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  • PublicationPhiladelphia Museum of Art Handbook (2014 Edition)

    Like his “I Love NY” logo, Milton Glaser’s silhouette poster of American folk-rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has become a graphic icon. Kaleidoscopic patterns of hair vibrate against the black field, evoking the psychedelic rhythms and antiestablishment values of 1960s culture that Dylan symbolized. Columbia Records produced nearly six million copies of Glaser’s poster for enclosure in the 1967 album Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits. In 2000–2001 a version of the poster was featured in the Museum’s exhibition Milton Glaser Graphic Design: Design, Influence, and Process, during which Glaser received the Design Excellence Award from Collab, a Museum affiliate. Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger, from, Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014, p. 367.