The last in a trio of posters-this one commissioned by Mobil-that Glaser did for this concert series in Philadelphia. His Cubist portrait of a muse in profile shows her brow-cum-swan: in ancient literature, the symbol of Orpheus, the god of music.
Glaser places his haunting image over a quote celebrating the snow leopard's magnificent nature. Barely tamed by the art of the portrait, the vibrant colors evoke the cat's glowing eyes and fiery freedom.
Glaser represented the illustrator's twin talents through a series of signing hands with a stylized eye drawn in each palm. Against the black background, the rainbow striations of color vibrate and shimmer.
"Milton Glaser has designed more than 500 posters. Some, like his 1967 Bob Dylan poster for Columbia Records, are icons; others, like the series celebrating “I Love New York,” evoke his best-known work. Milton Glaser Posters includes more than 400 of them, with Glaser’s own commentary describing his intentions and inspiration. It is a delight for the art lover, an education in visual storytelling, and a journey through the cultural life of half a century, all rolled into one compact, intense book."