Just released on DVD, the compelling and illuminating doc on Milton Glaser, the great graphic designer, "Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight", directed by Wendy Keys.
Glaser: Problem-solver, artist, mensch. Gourmet, flaneur, mentor. Intellectual, activist, philosopher.
The depth of his humanity and intelligence seem boundless and he shares these gifts generously. Now in his eighties, he received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama in 2009.
In the film, he recalls the "Eureka! moment" for his 1977 design of the iconic "I Love New York" logo (for which he made not a penny in royalties) among other reflections on "the moment when an idea moves from the back of your brain to the front."
For anyone interested in design, communication, working collaboratively, the nature of creativity and art–you simply must see it!
Though Milton Glaser's works are striking, I was as enthralled by his wisdom as much as by his images.
Here's a six-minute excerpt in which Glaser comments on art and its contribution to society, why he teaches and his continuing joy in his work.
"I am fortunate that I am still astonished." - Milton Glaser