In 2004 won Glaser de National Design Award, a lifetime achievement award awarded by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2010, then President Barack Obama presented him with the National Medal of Arts (photo below).
In an interview, Glaser once said it was a challenge to keep his style fresh and innovative. “There is tremendous pressure to repeat past successes. But that’s a certain death. I wouldn’t be able to make a rainbow, even if my life depends on it,” he added, referring to a well-known design from the years 60.
Glaser died of a stroke and kidney failure on Friday, his wife Shirley told The New York Times on his 91st birthday.
An extensive overview of his work can be found on the website miltonglaser.com.