Milton Glaser (b. 1929), born in New York, is an American graphic designer, illustrator, and a cofounder of Pushpin Studio. He also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker. He, along with other Pushpin artists, created a new conceptual approach to graphic design by expressing ideas with simplified images that function as signs and symbols. He graduated from Cooper Union in 1951 and studied printmaking in Italy with Giorgio Morandi from 1952 to 1953. Over the last half of the 20th century, his design work included magazine art direction, packaging, corporate visual identity, fine art, and store and restaurant design. He has received numerous distinctions, including the lifetime achievement award of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in 2004.