There are few fictional characters that can be evoked through just a symbol, but Batman is one of them, with the outline of his flying namesake, or a suggestion of the crime fighter’s black mask.
Global warming is a phrase that pops up just about everywhere, ensuring that we confront our planet’s worsening climate changes. Designer Milton Glaser, however, is aiming to stress that the reality of the environmental situation is much worse than the term ‘warming’ would suggest.
The east-facing windows of Milton Glaser’s studio on 32nd Street overlook a school playground. Every day at 2:35 pm, a deluge of rowdy grade-schoolers surges into the courtyard as their parents float and mingle along the perimeter. Yellow buses queue up dutifully between the parked cars that line both sides of the street.