Milton Glaser - Nina Simone Tomato. Glaser: a Designer's Illustrator, an Illustrator's Designer? He is so varied and prolific, probably best said in his own words: 'Drawing is how I think.' Hard time finding an image that 'represents' Mr. Glaser (his 'Dylan profile is all over.) I chose this one because I find it riveting, and as it's a somewhat 'unknown' example of his ability to visually capture ideas without resorting to a 'style' - even though it still feels like a 'Glaser'.
NINA SIMONE. Born: Feb. 21, 1933 in North Carolina, USA. Died: April 21, 2003 (age 70) of natural causes in Bouches-du-Rhône, France. Legendary jazz & blues singer Simone, began recording her music in the late 1950s under the Bethlehem label, releasing her first full album in 1958. In the ‘60s, she became the voice of the civil rights and wrote songs about the movement. Her autobiography 'I Put a Spell on You,' was published in 1992. Simone recorded heavily between 1974 and 1993.
#blackbeauty nina simone - "an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R, gospel, and pop." Composed over 500 songs, recorded almost 60 albums.