This week, Milton Glazer passed away
This week on Dezeen, we looked back at Milton Glazer’s most interesting creations following the graphic designer’s death and looked forward to a house designed to ride out the next global crisis in.
Graphic designer Glazer, who was most famous for creating the “I New York” logo, died earlier this week aged 91.
To mark his passing we rounded up 11 of the New Yorker’s most interesting graphic designs from the past six decades, including posters for Bob Dylan and Mad Men, and the logo for New York magazine.
Glazer’s highlights included a graphic version of the word together designed to represent the idea of collectivity during the forced isolation of the coronavirus pandemic that he was working on up until his death.
“‘We’re all in this together’ has been reiterated a thousand times, but you can create the symbolic equivalent of that phrase by just using the word ‘together’, and then making those letters [look] as though they are all different, but all related,” he told the New York Times before he died.
Sergey Makhno Architects took a different take on the coronavirus pandemic and envisioned a subterranean home that could be used as a hideaway in the post-pandemic world.
“We realised that the world has many more unpleasant surprises for us, to which even the most highly developed environmentally, socially and technically savvy countries may not be ready,” said the studio.
In architecture news, Oslo’s long-awaited Deichman Bjørvika central library, which was designed by Atelier Oslo and Lundhagem, opened to the public in Norway.
While in Germany, David Chipperfield built an art gallery and conference hall to complete the Carmen Würth Forum cultural building in Künzelsau.
American space agency NASA revealed a time lapse of the sun that was complied from photos taken over the past decade.
The video was made from 87,000 high-resolution images taken from its Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite, which has been photographing the sun from its orbit around the Earth since 2010.
The properties included several covered caves and numerous swimming pool covered terraces.
Popular projects on Dezeen this week include an office in Tehran clad in glass-punctuated bricks, a house in Guadalajara wrapped around two trees and a house in California’s Silicon Valley that has chunky limestone walls.