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What is this?

Profile silhouette of Bob Dylan with hair rendered in brightly colored psychedelic shapes. Red text, lower right: DYLAN.

Why is this in our collection?

Milton Glaser’s 1966 poster of Bob Dylan’s silhouette in profile with kaleidoscope hair has become —next to his iconic I (heart) New York logo—the designer’s most recognizable image. The folded poster, which accompanied the 1967 record album, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, was Glaser’s more corporate answer to the psychedelic posters of the 1960s. It was less raw than those of Wes Wilson or Victor Moscoso and much more beautiful. Glaser has told the story of how the image emerged from two stylistic conventions: a cutout silhouetted self portrait by Marcel Duchamp and Islamic forms and colors, which together created something that was “uniquely American.” Glaser has been the dean of American... more

This is a poster from United States. It is dated 1966 and we acquired it in 2007. Gift of Richard Kusack.

This image is on display This object is currently on display in room 206 as part of Making Design.

Its medium is

offset lithograph on white wove paper

Its dimensions are

84 x 55.9 cm (33 1/16 in. x 22 in.)

It is signed

Signed [imprinted] in white on black ground, in oval: MILTON GLASER

This object was made for (as the client) Columbia Records and designed by Milton Glaser

This object was catalogued by Karin Zonis and donated by Richard Kusack

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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Poster, Dylan, 1966 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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