Elson's photograph of the Shubert Theater at night captures all the glitter of The Great White Way -- a perfect visual equivalent for the quintessential theatrical piece about the the gypsies who make up the heart and soul of New York's fabled musical stage. The poster doubtless contributed to the musical's then record-breaking Broadway run: 6,137 performances between October 1975 and April 1990.
Decades before Jesse Jackson coined the phrase ‘rainbow coalition’ to express the idea of cultural pluralism, Miho visualized this redevelopment program with a series of rainbow-hued squares, each containing the symbol of a black/white handshake of mutual goals, respect, and action.
Printed in 1979, it promotes The New School, a NYC-based university. Corresponding to the text "For a heart, courage, or a brain," we see drifting down from a hot air balloon the iconic characters of the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. It is perfect for a children's bedroom or playroom.
Poppy was an unconventional '60s record company that Glaser had introduced with an image of a bright flower breaking through a stone monolith. Ironically, the company was so successful that it was ultimately sold to one of the established big companies it had positioned itself against. For this almost free concert of poppy recording artists (Townes Van Zandt, The Mandrake, Dick Gregory) taking place on Thanksgiving Eve at New York's Carnegie Hall ("$2.50-first come, first served"), Glaser continued the poppy motif with an engaging blossom-brained gobbler. The typeface-Neo-Futura-a stencil variation on the classic Bauhaus Futura alphabet-is only one of the many that he has created.