2009 National Medal of Arts
Milton Glaser is recognized for his outstanding accomplishments as a graphic artist who turned ideas, data, and the abstract into immediately recognizable icons like the I (Heart) NY logo. He re-defined the way people communicate through innovative graphic design, creating memorable visual artifacts that challenge contemporary artists and delight all Americans. He is the only graphic artist to have had one-man shows at both the Centre Gorges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency